Meijer is investing more than $400 million in construction projects that will include the building of nine new supercenters and the remodeling of 32 current locations.
According to the company, new supercenters will be built in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.
“We are pleased to continue to grow and invest in the Midwest communities that have supported us for so long,” said Hank Meijer, the company’s CEO. “By keeping prices low and ensuring a great shopping environment, we are keeping our promise to our customers that we will provide the best one-stop shopping solution.”
The new Meijer supercenters opening in 2016 include:
- Owensboro, KY
- Evansville, IN
- Indianapolis, IN
- Round Lake Beach, IL
- Flossmoor, IL
- Sturgis, MI
- Flat Rock, MI
- Sussex, WI
- Waukesha, WI
In addition to the new supercenters, Meijer is aggressively remodeling stores in key markets such as Detroit, Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. Southeastern Michigan will see 12 Meijer supercenters remodeled this year, while Indianapolis will have three remodel projects. Two Meijer supercenters in Fort Wayne will be included as well. The Meijer store in Burton, MI, one of the company’s oldest operating stores, will also be included in the project.
While the depth of the remodel varies based on several factors, these projects include a variety of specific store enhancements, including improved store layouts, expanded grocery, and health and beauty sections, as well as lighting, heating, refrigeration and parking lot improvements. Additionally, the introduction of newer technology in key areas during the remodel process will result in more energy efficient stores.
“We will continue our process of slow, steady growth,” said Hank Meijer. “This plan has allowed us to remain focused on our customers and team members, while growing our business and ensuring we continue to innovate in the marketplace.”