July 29, 2014; GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer opened two new 190,000-square-foot supercenters outside of Chicago today, Meijer Co-Chairman Hank Meijer announced. The Homer Glen and Mokena stores are creating 600 new jobs and provide local residents with a great option for one-stop shopping, fresh produce and a full-service pharmacy that puts family health care first.
“The Chicago market continues to be a very important growth area for us, and these new supercenters reinforce our commitment to meeting the needs of families by providing fresh solutions every day,” said Meijer. “We’re excited to bring the Meijer difference to our new neighbors in Homer Glen, Mokena and surrounding communities.”
With 18 stores spread throughout Chicagoland, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer opened its first Chicagoland store in Bolingbrook in 1999, and now has 212 stores throughout the Midwest. The new supercenters feature fresh produce, meat and dairy delivered seven days a week, and a bakery providing fresh bread baked four times daily.
Each store kicked off its opening celebration with a ribbon-cutting event, followed by remarks by Meijer officials and local dignitaries, and a donation to local charities. Homer Glen Store Director Brian Danner presented a check for $25,000 to the Homer Glen School District for new computers. Mokena Store Director Jags Brar presented checks for $25,000 to the Mokena School District to help upgrade its libraries at the elementary, intermediate and junior high schools and $1,000 to the Cancer Support Center in Mokena, a not for profit organization that provides support and guidance to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis.
In addition to the retailer’s traditional grocery and merchandise offerings, garden center and 24-hour gas station, the new Homer Glen and Mokena Meijer stores also feature full-service pharmacies. These pharmacies provide free select prescriptions as well as clinical services and immunizations designed to promote family health. The Meijer free prescription program includes leading oral generic antibiotics with a special focus on prescriptions most often filled for children, as well as prenatal vitamins and medications for those with diabetes and high cholesterol. Since its inception in 2006, the Meijer free prescription program has filled more than 20 million free prescriptions, saving Meijer customers more than $284 million.
The new Meijer supercenter in Homer Glen is located at 14169 S. Bell Road, while the new Meijer supercenter in Mokena is located at 11305 Lincoln Highway.
“Whether you’re looking for fruits and vegetables delivered daily, keeping your yard looking nice all summer long or seeking answers about a nagging health concern, we look forward to providing value to anyone who steps through our door,” Danner said.
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates more than 212 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. As a pioneer of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive electronics departments, garden centers and apparel offerings. Additional information on Meijer can be found at www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.