A little more than two years after announcing it was considering expansion into Wisconsin, Meijer has confirmed the opening date for its first two supercenters.
The retailer, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., will open stores in Grafton and Kenosha on Tuesday, June 23.
The Grafton and Kenosha supercenters are the first of four that will open this year in southeastern Wisconsin, with locations in Oak Creek and Wauwatosa on track to open in August.
"We're extremely eager to finally open our doors to Wisconsin," Meijer's co-chairman, Hank Meijer says. "We've been telling southeastern Wisconsin residents for months that they will love our fresh grocery options, wide selection of general merchandise and overall value. Now we're excited to prove it as we open our first two stores in Grafton and Kenosha, with more to come later this summer."
Meijer leadership and local dignitaries will dedicate the first day of business with a ribbon cutting ceremony at each store. As part of its grand opening celebration, the retailer will feature special promotions and events beginning on June 25.
The retailer now has 215 stores throughout the Midwest. The new supercenters will be open 24-hours a day and feature fresh produce, meat and dairy delivered seven days a week, and a bakery offering fresh bread baked four times daily.
Each store will also feature a pharmacy offering the company’s free prescription program.
The retailer gives more than 6 percent of its net profit to charitable organizations each year, including support of hunger relief initiatives in the communities it serves. Meijer established relationships with Milwaukee area food banks before breaking ground on its new stores and donated more than 216,000 pounds of food to the Hunger Task Force and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.