Meijer Acquiring Wisconsin Facility; Stores May Follow

Posted at 4:37 PM, Oct 29, 2012
and last updated 2013-02-20 12:58:20-05

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WALKER, Mich (FOX 17) — Meijer, the Walker-based grocery giant, has announced their expansion into a sixth Midwestern state, with possible retail locations on the horizon.

Monday, Meijer announced the purchase of a Wisconsin-based distribution complex, currently owned by Supervalu, Inc. Plans are expected to be finalized in the coming weeks, with Meijer taking control of the building after early 2013.

The facility is located just north of the Wisconsin border, between Chicago and Milwaukee. Plans are to upgrade the two-decade old facility and use it as a resource as Meijer continues to expand through the Midwest.

The company says that in addition to the 199 stores already in five states, they’ve got several sites under contract in Wisconsin, as well.

Supervalu will continue to operate the facility until Meijer takes over.