Meijer slated to open supercenter in Elkhart, Ind.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer announced that it will open a new 159,000-square-foot supercenter in Elkhart, Ind., on May 11, making it the 11th Meijer store in northern Indiana. The supercenter will feature all the products Meijer customers have come to expect, including grocery staples, fresh produce, bakery, meat and deli, as well as a floral area.

Other departments will include a garden center, pharmacy, pets, electronics, toys, sports and apparel. Additionally, a Meijer Express gas station will open on April 13, adjacent to the new supercenter.

“We know that value and convenience are key for our customers, and the new store will provide both for Elkhart residents,” Meijer Indiana-Kentucky region vice president Maureen Mitchell said. “Meijer is committed to investing in northern Indiana, and we look forward to providing a more convenient option close to home for grocery and other everyday needs here in Elkhart.”

Meijer opened its first store in Indiana in 1994 on Grape Road in Mishawaka and has invested heavily in the state ever since. The new Elkhart store will be the retailer’s 42nd store in Indiana, and Meijer also operates a manufacturing facility in ­Middlebury, Ind.

Meijer says it currently employs more than 10,000 team members statewide.

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 501 supercenters, neighborhood markets, Meijer Grocery and Express locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” supercenter concept, which is the company’s mainstay, and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics.

Earlier this year the retailer introduced its first two Meijer Grocery stores, which offer a scaled-down store concept suited to communities that cannot accommodate a full-size Meijer supercenter. Meijer Grocery stores measure 75,000 to 90,000 square feet and offer some of the same departments but are more focused on day-to-day needs.



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