Meijer to invest $75 million remodeling 10 stores in Michigan, Ohio

Walker, Mich. -- Meijer announced Monday it will invest $75 million to remodel 10 stores in Michigan and Ohio.

Eight of the stores slated for renovation are in Michigan and two are in Ohio.

“We are pleased to reinforce our commitment to these communities,” said CEO Hank Meijer. “Our customers expect high standards from us, and our investment in these stores will ensure they continue to receive our best.”

Some of the remodeling projects are launching immediately, and all are slated for completion by the end of 2011, said Meijer spokesman Frank Guglielmi. Each will take about two to three months to complete.

The stores were selected based on their age and condition. The remodeling projects update the stores inside and out with lighting, heating, refrigeration and parking lot maintenance. Most of the technology upgrades are designed to make the stores more energy efficient.

In addition to the remodelings, Meijer plans to spend $25 million to build two stores in 2011: a 192,000-sq.-ft. supercenter in Stevensville, Mich., and a third “small format” store that will go up in the Chicago suburb of Melrose Park.

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