Meijer to overhaul Mich., Ohio stores with $75 million investment

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Midwest retailer announced it would invest $75 million in a major remodel project that would benefit stores in two states.

Meijer said 10 stores in Michigan and Ohio would benefit from the initiative. The retailer projected that the remodeling program would be completed by the end of the year.

As part of the remodel project, Meijer will roll out specific enhancements both inside and outside the store, including lighting, heating, refrigeration, exterior lighting and parking lot maintenance. Additionally, the introduction of newer technology in key areas during the remodel process will result in reduced energy usage and more energy-efficient stores.

"We are pleased to reinforce our commitment to these communities," said Hank Meijer, co-chairman and CEO of Meijer. "Our customers expect high standards from us, and our investment in these stores will ensure they continue to receive our best."

In related news, Meijer also will invest $25 million to open two new stores this year. These include a 192,000-sq.-ft. supercenter in Stevensville, Mich., and Meijer's third small-format store, which will be located in the Chicago suburb of Melrose Park.