On May 16, Meijer will open its 200th store at a location in Swartz Creek, MI, the company’s co-chairman Hank Meijer announced today. The family-owned company opened its first retail operation in 1934 and will mark the 200th store milestone with a ribbon-cutting celebration that will include presentations to the Swartz Creek Food Bank and the Swartz Creek Civic Center enhancement project, the company stated.
The Swartz Creek unit is the first of six new stores the retailer will open this year in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois, it pointed out. Development of the store was part of a $160 million planned investment in new and remodeled stores Meijer is making this year throughout the Midwest, the company noted.
“We’re excited to continue to see our company grow in Michigan,” Meijer said. “We started local, and we feel it’s important to continue to focus on the communities where we’re located. Whether it’s through donations to local food banks like the Swartz Creek Food Bank, or in supporting farmers across the Midwest, we’re focused on growing together with our customers and our surrounding communities.”
At approximately 190,000 square feet, the Swartz Creek Meijer was built to LEED standards.