Meijer Announces Opening Date for New Supercenters in Northeast Ohio
Retailer confirms May 14 will be first day of business for Avon, Mentor and Stow stores

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Since announcing expansion into Northeast Ohio in 2017, Meijer now has confirmed the opening date for three new supercenters. The family-owned retailer will open its Avon, Mentor and Stow locations on Tuesday, May 14. 

"We're extremely excited to open the doors to our newest stores here in Northeast Ohio," said Tom Wilson, Regional Vice President, Meijer. "For the last forty years, customers across the state have enjoyed our fresh grocery options, wide selection of general merchandise and overall value. Now we're getting ready to bring our one-stop shopping experience to Avon, Mentor and Stow."

Meijer leadership and local dignitaries will dedicate the first day of business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 14 at each of the three stores. As part of the grand opening celebrations, the retailer will also feature special promotions and events at each store beginning on Sunday, May 19. A Meijer Express gas station at the Avon location will officially open on April 18.

The new 155,000 square-foot supercenters will feature fresh produce, meat and dairy delivered seven days a week, and a bakery offering bread and other items baked four times daily. As your friendly neighborhood grocer, Meijer stores are open 24 hours a day giving customers access to these offerings around the clock.

The stores also will feature a pharmacy offering the company’s free prescription program. This includes leading oral generic antibiotics with a special focus on prescriptions most often filled for children, as well as prenatal vitamins and medications for those with diabetes and high cholesterol.

“Ohio is very important to us, and these new stores reinforce Meijer’s ongoing commitment to serving the needs of families in the Buckeye State with an incredible combination of service, selection and quality at low prices,” Wilson said.

Meijer has invested heavily in Ohio since opening its first store in the Columbus area in 1981. Since then, the retailer has grown steadily, opening 39 stores statewide and employing nearly 10,000 team members. The company also maintains a distribution center and dairy processing facility in Tipp City.

About Meijer: Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates more than 240 supercenters 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, garden centers and electronics offerings. For more 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.

For further information: Joe Hirschmugl, joseph.hirschmugl@meijer.com