Continuing its investment in Detroit, Meijer on June 11 opened a new supercenter on the city's northwest side. The nearly 200,000-square-foot store is located near the Old Redford and Brightmoor neighborhoods and provides local residents the opportunity to walk – rather than drive – to get fresh groceries.
The store features a true marketplace environment, with fresh dairy and produce delivered daily, bakery items – such as bread and custom decorated cakes – made throughout the day, and a full-service deli. It also features a more traditional butcher shop environment, complete with a full-service meat counter, providing custom-cuts of Certified Angus Beef.
Additionally, the Detroit Meijer store will be the latest to highlight Michigan small businesses through the retailer's Made in Michigan initiative with the Michigan State University Product Center for Food-Ag-Bio. Last year, Meijer expanded its program that supports small Michigan businesses to feature 16 new Michigan-made grocery items in all stores statewide.
This year's lineup will include strawberry syrup by Jessica's Natural Foods in Birmingham, walnut and almond granola from Pure Blend Granola in Clawson, hot salsa from Mrs. Pruitt's Cha-Cha Salsa in Detroit, ginger teas from Foods (Food for Thought) in Honor, ginger teas from Sweetwaters in Ann Arbor, and multigrain flatbread and pizza crust by Easy Artisan Bread in Tecumseh.
Built on the site of the former Redford High School, the new Meijer supercenter is the latest of 11 new stores the retailer is opening throughout the Midwest this year. The new store provides customers with quality merchandise, more than 600 types of fresh produce and a full-service, drive-thru pharmacy that puts family health care first, including walk-in health screenings, comprehensive immunizations and specially trained diabetes-care pharmacists.
"We always work hard to find locations that will best serve communities, so we are proud that this neighborhood store will provide our new neighbors a fresh grocery option," Co-Chairman Doug Meijer said. "We're very excited to offer a one-stop shopping experience and do our part in helping this neighborhood continue to grow and thrive."
The new Detroit Meijer, at the intersection of Grand River and McNichols Avenue, creates more than 300 jobs and demonstrates a commitment to community that has guided the family-owned retailer through the years. Meijer donates more than 6 percent of its net profit each year to charitable organizations and also offers its Simply Give program to support local food pantries.