Meijer last week opened two new supercenters in Michigan—one at 15 Caberfae Highway in Manistee in western Michigan and another at 1251 M-32 West in Alpena on the northern end of the state. Both stores are 190,000 s.f.
The grocery options that Meijer offers include more than 600 varieties of farm-fresh produce and a meat department that sells fresh seafood, Certified Angus Beef and select cuts of meat. The bakery specializes in custom-decorated cakes and fresh bread baked four times daily. Both stores are built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and will be open 24 hours a day.
The new stores’ pharmacies feature drive-thru pickup and offer the company’s free prescription program, as well as clinical services and immunizations designed to promote family health. The prescription program includes leading oral generic antibiotics with a special focus on prescriptions most often filled for children, prenatal vitamins and medications for those with diabetes and high cholesterol. Since its inception in 2006, the Meijer free prescription program has filled more than 25 million free prescriptions, saving Meijer customers more than $370 million.
Among other one-stop shopping highlights, the stores’ Health and Beauty Care sections carry prestige skincare and vitamin brands and a new Baby Center provides a refreshing shopping experience for expectant parents, according to the Grand Rapids-based retailer. The apparel department features national brands like Fila, New Balance, Reebok, Amy Byer, Carters, Wallflower, Almost Famous, Union Bay, Chaps and Jessica Simpson. The pet department offers a wide assortment of natural pet food.
During a ribbon-cutting event April 30, Manistee store director Ken Babcock presented a $25,000 check to the Manistee County Council on Aging, an organization that works to keep seniors independent by providing a variety of services that offer assistance to local residents 60 years and older.
Alpena store director Warren Richter presented a $30,000 check to Alpena High School for a new scoreboard at its football stadium during that store’s ribbon-cutting event April 30. He also presented a check for $25,000 to the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to help support its various educational programs.