Today, Meijer opened two more stores in Wisconsin – one in Oak Creek and the other in Wauwatosa, across from the Mayfair Collection – furthering the company's estimated $750 million investment in the state. The two new supercenters join the ones previously opened in Grafton and Kenosha back in June.
"Since opening our first two stores in the state six weeks ago, local residents and new customers have welcomed us with open arms and responded positively to the new shopping option we offer in Wisconsin," co-chairman Hank Meijer said. "We are thrilled to be opening our Wauwatosa and Oak Creek supercenters, giving us the opportunity to provide a quality one-stop shopping experience to more communities around Milwaukee."
Today's openings continue the Grand Rapids-based company's plans to open two to three new supercenters in Wisconsin per year through 2019.
The new Meijer stores bring fresh produce, merchandise, a full-service pharmacy and almost 600 jobs. During its opening celebrations, the company also donated $25,000 to both the Wauwatosa Public Library Foundation and the Oak Creek Public Library to fund new Internet cafes for both locations.
"Our teams have worked very hard to prepare and we’re excited to bring our stores to Wauwatosa and Oak Creek," Meijer president J.K. Symancyk said. "We do our best to find locations that will best serve communities and are looking forward to building on the excitement of our first four stores in Wisconsin in the years to come."