Major has expanded its Midwest retail base by opening three new super centers, including two in Ohio and one in Indiana.
The new 155,000-square-foot store, announced yesterday, is located in Seven Hills and Portman, Ohio, and Westfield, Ind., Offering Mizer a total of 259 super centers and grocery stores across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. .
“These new stores strengthen our current commitment to meeting the needs of communities at a time when everyone is looking for a shopping experience in one place,” said Rick Keys, Meizer Chairman and CEO. “We look forward to providing a customer-centric store that offers new options and innovations to change how customers buy the groceries and products they need while keeping their families safe.”
Grand Rapids, Mitch-based Meizer last opened new supercenters in July 2020, when five stores with 159,000 square feet opened in Manitowoc, Wiss; Sycamore, in .; Bad Ax, Mich .; And Primfield and Lorraine, Ohio.
Over the past several years Major has expanded his nearby grocery concept in Michigan. The retailer opened the 37,000-square-foot Bridge Street Market just west of Grand Rapids in late August 2018. It is followed by the 41,000 sq ft Woodward Corner Market in January 2020 and the 37,000 sq ft Capital City Market in Downtown Lansing in October 2020.
Plans call for a fourth smaller, 42,000-square-foot riverfront market, to open later this year on Detroit’s East Jefferson Corridor.
The latest super centers in Ohio and Indiana offer more than 600 types of farm-new products, $ 150 certified organic products, a full-service meat department, a pharmacy and a large pet department offering 500 treats for dogs, premium foods and 200 pet toys. The retailer noted that women’s clothing in the store’s general business selection – from “every size, on the same rack, at the same price” trend to beauty – includes items often found in specialty stores – beauty care and a comprehensive baby department.
Facilities at the new super centers include Shop & Scan, which allows customers to scan product barcodes and bag their items when they arrive at the store for a quick mobile checkout, as well as a pickup for Major Home Delivery and groceries and other online orders.
Meizer said the new stores are currently operating at adjusted hours and maintaining COVID-19 safety measures. Floor decals indicate the correct social distance, while Plexiglas shields provide additional protection at all checkpoints. The company added that it is constantly required to cover the face of all people entering a Major store or Major Express station – including shopkeepers and staff.
“Over the past few months, our Major team members have worked diligently to build these new stores in the midst of unprecedented challenges, for which we are all proud and motivated,” Keys added. “As we work together in new communities to welcome us, we look forward to providing our customers with the essential items they need in a clean shopping environment.”