GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer recently opened two new supercenters in northeast Ohio. Located in Brunswick and Canton, the 155,000-square-foot stores are considered retail anchors in developing communities, the company said in announcing grand openings at both locations. Each supercenter offers consumers a state-of-the-art retail experience that features multiple ways to shop, Meijer said.
“These new stores are centered around convenience for the customer and reinforce our ongoing commitment to serving the needs of families at a time when everyone is looking for more convenience and flexibility to how, when and where they shop,” Hank Meijer, the company’s executive chairman, said in a statement. “If we’re just another retailer in the community, we’re not doing our job right. We look forward to providing customers of Brunswick and Canton with a store that offers state-of-the-art solutions for their shopping needs.”
The new stores offer more than 600 varieties of farm-fresh produce, 150 certified organic items, a full-service meat department, a pharmacy and general merchandise more commonly found in specialty stores, Meijer said, ranging from women’s apparel to beauty care and from a baby department to pet supplies.
Since opening its first store in the Columbus area in 1981, Meijer has invested heavily in Ohio, most recently building seven supercenters in the greater Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown areas.
In December, Meijer broke ground on a new grocery market as part of the Fairfax Market mixed-use project in partnership with the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic, Fairfax Renaissance Development Corp. and Fairmount Properties.
Additionally, the retailer maintains a distribution center and dairy processing operation in Tipp City, employing more than 12,000 individuals statewide.
Prior to grand-opening ceremonies at the new supercenters, each location demonstrated support for their communities via donations totaling more than $25,000 to local organizations. The Brunswick store donated $20,000 to the Brunswick City Schools in support of its Inclusive Playground project and $5,000 to the Trike and Bike benefitting VeloSano, which is a series of community-organized bike rides that provide children the opportunity to help support pediatric cancer research. The Jackson Township store in Canton donated $5,000 to the Stark County Diaper Bank and $10,000 to the Jackson Township School District.