GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meijer announced today that it has selected U.S. Vision, Inc. as its exclusive vision center in its stores moving forward in an effort to enhance its retail healthcare services across the Midwest.
U.S. Vision, a separately owned and operated company based in Glendora, N.J., is currently a tenant in 50 Meijer stores in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio, and has plans to open 19 more vision centers in Meijer stores this year. All of its vision centers will be renamed "Meijer Optical" by the end of the month.
The effort enhances the retailer's leadership in providing healthy living solutions to its customers, Meijer Drug Store Vice President Nat Love said.
"As a family-focused company, Meijer believes in providing our customers with opportunities to address their healthcare needs in one stop," Love said. "The Meijer Optical shops will round out the robust services our stores already offer, including full-service pharmacies, health clinics and our free medication program, that meet our customers' needs."
U.S. Vision is a leading provider of vision care products and services in the United States and Canada, and represents the sixth largest retail optical chain in the nation. Meijer began working with U.S. Vision in December 2011.
The Meijer Optical shops are full-service vision care centers, offering great brand name frames, the latest in lens technology, contact lenses, sunglasses, ready-made readers and accessories. Optometrists will also be on hand to perform comprehensive eye exams. Most vision care plans are accepted.
"We are very excited about the partnership between Meijer and U.S. Vision and look forward to providing a service that will meet all of the eyewear needs of the Meijer customer," said George Gorman, president and COO of U.S. Vision. "We will be delivering value, convenience, great products and a wonderful customer experience that the Meijer shopper has come to expect."
About Meijer: Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 204 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. As a pioneer of the "one-stop shopping" concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive electronics departments, garden centers and apparel offerings. Additional information on Meijer and the ability to shop for more can be found at www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.
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