Meijer Crosses Bridge into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

First trucks deliver to new stores as retailer announces May 18 opening date for Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie supercenters

April 19, 2017

Contact: Joe Hirschmugl, 616-791-3943,

Who: Meijer, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.

What: The first Meijer stores in the Upper Peninsula are officially just weeks away! The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer is confirming May 18 as the opening date for its new supercenters in Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The gas stations at each store officially open tomorrow, April 20.

The stores recently began receiving merchandise and have begun training for its team members in preparation for bringing UP shoppers fresh grocery options and a one-stop shopping experience. The company has just released a video highlighting the historic crossing of the first delivery trucks to cross the Mackinac Bridge.

On May 18, Meijer leadership and local dignitaries will dedicate each store’s first day of business with a ribbon cutting ceremony. While weekly Meijer sales at the supercenter and gas station begin when doors open on May 18, the retailer will also feature special promotions and events to commemorate each store’s grand opening celebration beginning on May 21.

The Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie supercenter are two of seven new stores Meijer is opening in Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin this year.

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