Meijer to unveil new store concept with smaller facility in Macomb Twp
Posted By: Macomb Daily on September 5, 2022. For more information, please click here to read the source article.
Meijer is going small for its newest store in Macomb County.
The Grand Rapids-based chain has long been known as a supercenter for its combination of groceries and department stores under one roof.
But its latest brick-and-mortar store, now under construction on 24 Mile and Hayes roads, is considerably smaller, roughly half the site of most of its other stores.
The Macomb Township location and another one also being built in Lake Orion will be known as Meijer Grocery.
“Our customers know they can count on us for the freshest foods and best value, which has always been at the core of what we do at Meijer,” Rick Keyes, the company’s president and CEO said in a statement. “Meijer Grocery will now provide that same combination of freshness and value in a foods focused format in your local community.
In addition to their smaller footprint, Meijer Grocery stores will be convenient by design with parking wrapped around a singular corner entrance to maximize the number of parking spaces near the door, company officials said.
Both the Macomb and Lake Orion grocery stores are scheduled to open in early 2023.
According to the company, the new concept will provide convenience for customers who are looking for a simplified shopping experience, while providing communities easier access to fresher foods.
The concept is the retailer’s latest since first introducing the neighborhood market small format concept in August 2018 with the opening of Bridge Street Market on Grand Rapids’ west side.
Meijer Grocery stores will range from 75,000 square feet to 90,000 square feet,
By comparison, the size of most of its other stores are about 180,000 square feet. For example, the Warren store on Mound Road, built in 2005, is about 205,000 square feet, according to city assessing records.
Meijer Grocery will include the following departments in a condensed, and quick-to-navigate footprint:
• Fresh produce
• Fresh meat counter
• Bakery equipped with in-store cake decorators
• Full-service deli
• Dry grocery
• Health & beauty care
• Baby, pets, and consumables
• Card & party and floral
Don Sanderson, group vice president of foods at Meijer, said the new concept providers customers with another way to shop.
“This new concept store will not only provide our customers with everything they need on their weekly shopping trip, but also a quick and easy solution for when they realize they left the key ingredient off their list while cooking dinner,” he said in a statement.
Meijer Grocery will also offer the same ways to shop as a Meijer supercenter, including mPerks, Shop and Scan, Meijer Home Delivery and Pickup.
For more information and to stay up-to-date on the new concept stores, visit meijer.com/meijer-grocery.
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