Meijer’s newest Ohio supercenters get opening date

When the stores in Warren and Wooster, Ohio, open in May, Meijer will have 52 stores in the state.
A new Meijer store in Ohio.
  • Meijer has set opening dates for its two new Ohio stores.
  • The Warren and Wooster, Ohio, locations will open May 16. 
  • The openings will follow Meijer’s opening of a new store in Indiana days earlier

Meijer has set the opening date for its latest Ohio stores in Warren and Wooster, Ohio. 

The retailer will open the two new locations in the state on May 16, according to a release. At 159,00 square feet, both of the new stores will be in Meijer’s traditional supercenter format. The store will offer groceries, a bakery, deli, pharmacy, garden center, electronics, toys, sports and apparel, the release said. A Meijer Express gas station will open on April 20 at both new Ohio locations as well.

The Michigan-based retailer will operate 52 stores in Ohio when the new locations open. Meijer first opened a store in Ohio in 1981, and it now employs more than 11,000 people across the state at its stores, distribution and manufacturing facilities.

"We've been so grateful for the warm welcome from area residents so far, and we look forward to providing them another option close to home for groceries and other everyday needs," said Todd Anderson, vice president of the Ohio region at Meijer, in the release. "We know that value and convenience are key for our customers, and we look forward to being able to provide both here in Warren and Wooster."

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 Ohio stores. It comes as numerous retailers continue to toy with formats, opening smaller, and in some cases, even larger stores.