Meijer gears up for another store opening in Indiana

Earlier this year, Meijer opened its first small-concept grocery stores, but its latest opening is in its traditional format.
A rending showing a forthcoming Meijer store.
  • A new Meijer supercenter will open in Indiana next month. 
  • The 159,000-square-foot store is the 42nd location for the retailer in Indiana. 
  • Meijer earlier this year debuted smaller-concept, grocery-focused stores about half the size of this new location.

Meijer will open a new supercenter store in Elkhart, Indiana, May 11, according to an April 6 release

With the new store, the retailer will be just one store shy of a dozen supercenters in Northern Indiana, the release said. Overall, it operates 42 stores in Indiana. The Meijer Express gas station adjacent to the new supercenter will open earlier, on April 13. 

The shore will be 159,000 square feet and include departments expected in one of Meijer’s supercenters, including groceries, a bakery and deli, the release said. Other departments include a pharmacy, garden center, electronics, toys, sports and apparel. 

"We know that value and convenience are key for our customers, and the new store will provide both for Elkhart residents," said Maureen Mitchell, vice president of the Indiana-Kentucky region for Meijer, in the release. "Meijer is committed to investing in Northern Indiana, and we look forward to providing a more convenient option close to home for grocery and other everyday needs here in Elkhart."

In total, Meijer operates more than 500 supercenters across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. It also operates a handful of stores in other formats, including Meijer Grocery, neighborhood markets and Express, the release said. 

Meijer’s Grocery concept opened to consumers for the first time earlier this year. The retailer debuted two smaller, “condensed” stores in Michigan focused on its grocery offerings. At about 75,000 square feet, those smaller grocery-focused locations are about half the size of its supercenters, including the new Elkhart location. It comes as numerous retailers continue to toy with formats, opening smaller, and in some cases, even larger stores.