Supercenters and grocery stores operator Meijer will open its new location in Detroit, in the US state of Michigan.

The new Meijer store is one among 11 stores to be opened in the midwest this year.

Said to the company’s second of its kind in the region, the new store is spread over an area of around 190,000ft2.

Construction on the new store commenced in June 2014.

Meijer intends to hire close to 270 at the new store, which will sell locally sourced produce. The new store will also house a full-service, drive-thru pharmacy.

Earlier in May this year, the company announced plans to open two supercenters in Grafton and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The new supercenters will feature fresh produce, meat and dairy, as well as a bakery offering fresh bread baked four times daily.

Meijer co-chairman previously Hank Meijer said: "We’ve been telling southeastern Wisconsin residents for months that they will love our fresh grocery options, wide selection of general merchandise and overall value.

"Now we’re excited to prove it as we open our first two stores in Grafton and Kenosha, with more to come later this summer."

Meijer has over 200 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.