Meijer opens supercentre in Sturgis, Michigan

5 June 2016 (Last Updated June 5th, 2016 18:30)

US-based big-box store chain Meijer has opened its new supercentre in Sturgis, Michigan, as part of a $400m investment plan this year.

US-based big-box store chain Meijer has opened its new supercentre in Sturgis, Michigan, as part of a $400m investment plan this year.

The opening of the new store has generated 3,000 new jobs.

The new 192,000ft² store is one of the nine supercentres that Meijer plans to open this year.

"Opening this store has been a long time coming, and we're thrilled the day is finally here."

Meijer aims to invest more than $400m in new stores and renovations of existing outlets.

The Strugis store will provide merchandise, including fresh produce at low price. It will also feature a full-service pharmacy, offering drive-thru pick-up and free prescription services.

Meijer CEO Hank Meijer said: "Opening this store has been a long time coming, and we're thrilled the day is finally here."

Meijer's new outlet meets the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.

The company is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and operates 226 supercentres and grocery stores in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin.