GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Meijer opened new 192,000-square-foot supercenters today in McCordsville and Franklin, Ind., bringing residents a new one-stop shopping option that features low prices on groceries, high-quality merchandise and a full-service pharmacy that makes family health care a priority. The new stores will also offer the Shipt home delivery service, which recently launched across Indianapolis and continues to gain popularity with customers looking for another convenient way to shop.
With 38 stores throughout Indiana, the new locations are built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and are the latest in a $375 million investment this year that includes the construction of seven new Meijer supercenters and remodel projects for 22 additional stores in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based family-owned retailer is also featuring the option for its new home delivery service for customers of its new stores.
"We opened our first stores in Indiana 23 years ago, so we are very pleased to be able to now offer our McCordsville and Franklin neighbors with the service, quality, selection and low prices that Meijer customers in other Indiana communities have come to expect," Co-Chairman Hank Meijer said.
The stores also demonstrated their commitment to the community by making donations to local organizations. The McCordsville Store Director Tim Snyder presented $25,000 to the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation to help establish CollegeChoice 529 savings accounts for all Mt. Vernon kindergarten students. The Franklin Store Director Nicole Kidd presented $25,000 to the Johnson County Senior Services and Food Pantry (JCSS), an organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for seniors age sixty years and older to live with dignity and maintain their independence.
The grocery options that Meijer offers to shoppers include more than 600 varieties of farm-fresh produce and a full-service meat department that features fresh seafood, Certified Angus Beef and custom cuts of meat. The bakery specializes in custom-decorated cakes and fresh bread baked four times daily.
As part of its ongoing community support, Meijer donates more than 6 percent of its net profit to charitable organizations annually, and each of its stores works with local food pantries and banks to help fight hunger at the local level. Since 2008, the retailer's Simply Give program has generated more than $28 million for its food pantry partners throughout the Midwest.
In addition to the retailer's traditional grocery and merchandise, garden center, and 24-hour gas station at each store, the McCordsville and Franklin pharmacies will feature a drive-thru pick up and the company's free prescription program. The prescription program includes leading oral generic antibiotics with a special focus on prescriptions most often filled for children, prenatal vitamins, and medications for those with diabetes and high cholesterol. Since its inception in 2006, the program has filled more than 39 million free prescriptions, saving Meijer customers more than $536 million.
As part of its grand opening celebration, the new Meijer locations will feature a variety of events beginning Thurs., May 4. The first 200 customers to enter the store after 6 a.m. on May 4 will receive a Meijer mystery gift card with a value of $5, $10 or $20.
"Our teams have exceeded expectations every step of the way as we prepared for these openings," Meijer President & CEO Rick Keyes said. "Our top priority is to serve customers, and we're excited to provide our neighbors in McCordsville and Franklin the shopping experience they deserve."
About Meijer: Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates more than 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the "one-stop shopping" concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.
Joe Hirschmugl, 616-791-3943
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