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Meijer Opens Supercenters In Wisconsin And Indiana

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Last updated on June 10th, 2016 at 01:37 pm

Meijer opened a new 192,000-s.f. supercenter in Sussex, Wisconsin, on June 7.

The Sussex store is one of nine new Meijer supercenters to open this year, and part of an investment of more than $400 million in new and remodeled stores that will create 3,000 new jobs across the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based retailer’s six-state foot print.

“We are excited to continue our growth in Wisconsin,” said Steve Talbert, store director. “We’ve worked hard to prepare for this grand opening, and we are ready to provide all of our new customers in and around Sussex a fantastic shopping experience.”

The Sussex store, located off Highway K and 164, is the fifth Wisconsin Meijer store.

“It has been a great privilege to demonstrate the Meijer difference to customers in Wisconsin during this past year,” Meijer President Rick Keys said. “So we are truly pleased to open this new store, which will provide Sussex and its surrounding communities with our combination of selection and quality at low prices.”

Meijer opened its first four supercenters in Wisconsin last year in Grafton, Kenosha, Wauwatosa and Oak Creek. In addition to the Sussex location, Meijer also will open a supercenter in Waukesha later this summer. Meijer plans to open two to three additional stores per year through 2020, including potential locations in the Green Bay, Fox Valley, Greenfield, Manitowoc and Sheboygan areas in the next several years.

Also on June 7, Meijer opened a new 192,000-s.f. supercenter in the North Kessler neighborhood of Indianapolis. Located at 5550 North Keystone Avenue, Meijer says the new supercenter gives local residents the opportunity to walk rather than drive to get fresh groceries.

“We always work hard to find locations that will benefit from our offerings, so we are proud to provide our new neighbors in Indianapolis with our great combination of selection and quality at lower prices,” said CEO Hank Meijer. “We’re very excited to offer a one-stop shopping experience and do our part to help this neighborhood continue to grow and thrive.”

The Indianapolis store also is included in the $400 million plans for expansion and renovation. Since 2005, Meijer has invested nearly $200 million in new stores and remodeling projects at stores in Indianapolis alone.

“Our team has worked very hard to prepare for this opening, and we’re excited to finally open our doors to this great community,” said Lonnie Jordan, store director. “We are really looking forward to providing a store that’s welcoming to everyone.”

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