The new stores have been added to assist with the company’s plans to grow across the Midwest.

The supercentre retailer has launched new locations in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Sycamore, Illinois, Bad Axe, Michigan and Brimfield and Lorain, Ohio. The mammoth, 159,999sq ft stores combine a grocery and a full-service meat department with a pharmacy and a wide range of general merchandise items that include women’s apparel and beauty care.

“These new stores reinforce our ongoing commitment to serving the needs of communities at a time when everyone is looking for a one-stop shopping experience,” said Meijer President and CEO Rick Keyes, Meijer, which operates 253 supercentres and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

“Throughout the past few months, our Meijer team members have worked diligently to prepare these new stores amid unprecedented challenges, and for that we are all proud and inspired,” Keyes said. “Our store teams are ready to keep our stores stocked and provide the cleanest shopping environment possible as we work together in the new communities that have welcomed us.”