Meijer opened two new 190,000-square-foot supercenters in Northern Indiana on June 13, Meijer Co-Chairman Hank Meijer announced. The Portage and Warsaw stores will create more than 500 new jobs and provide local residents high quality products, fresh produce and a full-service pharmacy that puts family health care first.

With 32 stores throughout Indiana, the new locations are built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and are the latest in a $200 million investment this year that includes the construction of six new Meijer supercenters, extensive remodel projects for five additional stores in Michigan and Illinois, and major upgrades to two distribution complexes. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based family-owned retailer, which opened its first store in 1934, now has more than 200 stores throughout the Midwest.

"Our team has worked very hard to get these supercenters ready and we're excited to bring the Meijer experience to our new neighbors in Portage and Warsaw and the surrounding communities," Meijer said. "We feel at home here, and we believe it's important to continue to focus on the communities where we're located. Whether it's through donations to local organizations or in supporting farmers across the Midwest, we're focused on growing together with our customers."

Meijer says the new supercenters will also offer more than 600 high quality varieties of fresh produce, a meat department that offers neighborhood butcher shop service with custom cuts of high quality meats and a bakery that carries fresh bread baked four times a day.

"As a pioneer of one-stop shopping, we've always strived to offer easy, affordable solutions to our neighbors and look forward to bringing value to all of Northern Indiana," Meijer said. "Whether it's a quick meal for the family, getting your yard ready for summer or seeking answers about a nagging health concern, these supercenters represent our ongoing commitment to help provide a healthier balanced lifestyle for anyone who steps through our door."