Meijer opens Marketplace format store in Chicago area

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer announced that it has opened a new, smaller-format grocery store in the Chicago area.

The 90,000-sq.-ft. Meijer Marketplace store in Melrose Park will feature national and Meijer brand grocery items, along with a full-service pharmacy offering a variety of national and Meijer brand health and beauty products, the company reported.

The Meijer Marketplace also will feature such key merchandise categories as electronics, seasonal items, toys, home, kitchen and bath items and a pet department, with numerous national brand products throughout the aisles. Meijer said it also will take the needs of the community into consideration when adjusting its product offerings.

Meijer's efforts to engage the community also will include providing local customers with a tailored grocery shopping experience with fresh quality meats and produce, as well as a wide variety of deli, bakery and pantry items. The new Meijer store will include a targeted assortment of Hispanic produce, Italian deli meats, European cookies, a fresh sushi bar, and more than 40 varieties of Hispanic beer.

"Meijer is thrilled to bring our newest store concept to this great community," said Hank Meijer, co-chairman and CEO of the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer. "Our team has worked very hard to bring the great Meijer experience to our new customers in the Melrose Park area, and we're very proud to join this vibrant neighborhood."