Since opening its first store in the Columbus, Ohio, area in 1981, Meijer has invested heavily in the state and on May 2, it celebrated its expanded footprint with two grand openings. The two 155,000-square-foot stores opened in Brunswick and Canton’s Jackson Township. “We continue to bring a shopping experience based on convenience to communities in northeast Ohio that are looking for the best assortment of products for their families,” Meijer President and CEO Rick Keyes said in a release. “Our Meijer team members have worked diligently to prepare these new stores, so we look forward to providing the fresh retail option that our state-of-the-art stores provide.” Click through to learn more about the Brunswick and Canton locations.
Abundance of Plenty
Meijer will offer more than 600 varieties of farm-fresh produce and a full-service meat department at the two new Meijer stores. The grocer said that each location will also have a pharmacy and general merchandise items such as women’s apparel, beauty care, an expansive baby department and a pet department that offers 200 pet toys, 500 varieties of treats for dogs and cats and premium foods.
The Brunswick and Canton stores, which celebrated their grand openings with a ribbon cutting ceremony, will offer shoppers various digital shopping solutions that Meijer customers have come to rely on: Shop & Scan, which allows shoppers to scan barcodes via a mobile app and bag their items as they shop, and MeijerHome Delivery and Pickup, with expanded areas to manage orders for services.
The two new supercenters in northeast Ohio "are centered around convenience for the customer and reinforce our ongoing commitment to serving the needs of families at a time when everyone is looking for more convenience and flexibility to how, when and where they shop,” Executive Chairman Hank Meijer said in a statement. “If we’re just another retailer in the community, we’re not doing our job right. We look forward to providing customers of Brunswick and Canton with a store that offers state-of-the-art solutions for their shopping needs.”
Since opening its first northeast Ohio stores in 2019, Meijer has supported numerous organizations in the greater Cleveland communities where its stores are located. Upon the opening of the Canton store, Meijer donated $5,000 to the Stark County Diaper Bank, $10,000 to the Jackson Township School District to help establish a K-6 Elementary Art Program, and $10,000 to Jackson Township that will go toward bleachers or a scoreboard at the park directly behind the new store. To celebrate the Brunswick store's opening, Meijer donated $20,000 to the Brunswick City Schools in support of its Inclusive Playground project and $5,000 to the Trike and Bike benefitting VeloSano, which is a series of community-organized bike rides that provide children the opportunity to help support pediatric cancer research.
The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer, which operates more than 260 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin, has a mission to work with local community members when it comes to food for all. As a privately-owned and family-operated company, Meijer donates more than 6% of its net profit to charitable organizations annually, and each of its stores work with local food banks and pantries to help fight hunger. Since 2008, the grocer said its Simply Give program has generated more than $71 million for its food pantry partners throughout the Midwest.