The Meijer team cuts the ribbon in the new Warren store.
The discounter has opened two supercenters inNortheast Ohio.
The 159,000-sq.-ft. stores are located in Warrenand Wooster. The openings come on the heels of Meijer’s new store in Elkhart., Ind., which debuted last week.
Meijer’s new store in Warren, which is part of the Eastwood Mall complex, incorporates an underground stormwater detention system. The system retains and filters water in the parking lot to ensure clean stormwater discharge and reduce the impact on existing retention ponds and city infrastructure.
The Wooster store features a specially designed hitching shed to ensure customers with horses and buggies have a safe and dry place for their animals while they are shopping.(The Wooster area is home to a large Amish community.)
The new Ohio locations features digital shopping solutions, including Shop & Scan, which allows shoppers to scan barcodes via a mobile app and bag their items as they shop for a convenient checkout. The store also offers deep discounts on surplus food via theFlashfood app and expanded areas to manage orders for Meijer’s home delivery and pickup services.
Known for grocery options that include more than 600 varieties of farm-fresh produce, 150 USDA-certified organic items, and a deli and meat department, the new Meijer stores also offer pharmacies and general merchandise items. The stores include baby and pet departments, apparel, beauty care and a floral department.
Reflecting Meijer’s ongoing efforts to ensure accessibility for all customers, the new stores boasts new larger, height-adjustable changing tables in the family restrooms for the added convenience and dignity of customers with disabilities and their caregivers.
As in all Meijer stores, the stores also offers free access to Aira, an app-based service that provides live navigation assistance to blind and low-vision customers using the camera of their smartphones. Meijerlaunchedthe service in 2020.
Meijer opened its first store in Ohio in 1981 and has invested heavily in the state ever since. The retailer employs more than 11,000 team members statewide at 52 stores and has distribution and manufacturing facilities in Tipp City.
Prior to opening its doors, Meijer demonstrated its support of both communities last week by making $25,000 in donations to local organizations in each community. The retailer Meijer donates more than 6% of its net profit to charitable organizations annually, and each of its stores works with local food banks and pantries to help fight hunger. Since 2008, Meijer’s Simply Give program has generated more than $80 million for its food pantry partners throughout the Midwest.
Based in Grand Rapids, Mich., Meijer operates more than 500 supercenters, Meijer Grocery, neighborhood markets and Express locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.