Meijer has expanded its store count by three as the Michigan-based retailer opened new locations in Ohio and Indiana.
In the Buckeye State, the new stores are located in Seven Hills and Boardman while the Hoosier State’s latest Meijer store is in Westfield. The 155,000-square-foot stores offer a state-of-the-art shopping experience, providing 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, Meijer’s president and CEO. “We look forward to providing a customer-focused store that offers fresh options and innovation to help reshape how customers shop for the groceries and items they need while keeping their families safe.”
The new stores are equipped with digital shopping solutions Meijer has developed. 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.
Additionally, the stores are currently operating under adjusted hours and maintaining coronavirus safety measures. Safety decals are visible on the floor where customers typically gather, and protective plexiglass shields are at every checkout station.
To help ensure the continued health and safety of its team members and customers, Meijer continues to require face coverings to be worn by anyone entering a Meijer store or Meijer Express station at all locations except where medical conditions prevent them from wearing one.
“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. “We are looking forward to providing the important items our customers need in the cleanest shopping environment as we work together in the new communities that have welcomed us.”