The new locations are in Manitowoc, Wis.; Sycamore, Ill.; Bad Axe, Mich.; and Brimfield and Lorain, Ohio. The 159,000-square-foot stores provide a state-of-the-art shopping experience while also offering customers multiple ways to shop in a specialty store environment.
“These new stores reinforce our ongoing commitment to serving the needs of communities at a time when everyone is looking for a one-stop shopping experience,” said Rick Keyes, the retailer’s chief executive officer.
In recent months, Meijer has rolled out a handful of initiatives designed to give shoppers options to make their store experience more pleasant and convenient.
Officials with the retailer said customer usage of Shop & Scan, which allows shoppers to scan barcodes via a mobile app and bag their items as they shop, has made checkout easier. The Meijer Home Delivery and Pickup services have also helped encourage social distancing in communities across the Midwest.
Each new Meijer store will continue to offer a broad selection of grocery products along with general merchandise items typically found in specialty stores. The retailer, however, did not provide specifics on its selection of kitchenware and related household items.
The new stores are currently operating under adjusted hours and maintaining strict COVID-19 safety measures. Inside stores, safety decals will be visible on the floor where customers typically gather, and protective plexiglass shields are at every checkout station.
Additionally, team members receive daily health screenings and temperature checks and are recommended to wear masks. Customers are requested to wear face coverings consistent with applicable state or local guidelines.
“Throughout the past few months, our Meijer team members have worked diligently to prepare these new stores amid unprecedented challenges, and for that, we are all proud and inspired,” Keyes said. “Our store teams are ready to keep our stores stocked and provide the cleanest shopping environment possible as we work together in the new communities that have welcomed us.”