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Meijer to invest $375m in new stores and renovations

RBR Staff Writer Published 03 March 2017

US retailer Meijer plans to invest more than $375m in new and remodeled stores this year across six states.

The company will construct seven new supercenters and remodel 22 stores. The new stores will be built in Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin.

Meijer president & CEO Rick Keyes said: “These projects represent an investment in our customers, team members and the local communities that have supported us for so long,”

Keyes also said that this will be the first time that the retail chain would open its first stores in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

By the end of 2017, Meijer will have opened 50 stores and remodeled almost 90 stores since 2010.

There will be two new supercenters each in Michigan at Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie, and two new locations in Indiana at McCordsville and Franklin. Wisconsin will see three new Meijer supercenters built at Greenfield, Howard (Green Bay) and West Bend.

Remodeling of stores will be done across five states covering important markets like Cincinnati, suburban Chicago, Louisville and Detroit among others.

In Michigan, six supercenters will be upgraded while stores in Algoma Township and Mt. Pleasant, Commerce Township will see major remodeling.

Image: Meijer to build seven new supercenters and remodel 22 stores in US. Photo: courtesy of Meijer.