Meijer Expands to Open Two New Ohio-Based Stores and Partners With Revolution Farms
- by Anne Allen
CLEVELAND, OH - Meijer continues to build out its brick-and-mortar footprint in the Ohio market with additional supercenters slated for opening in July. This week, the grocery operator announced two new supercenters will open in Brimfield and Lorain on July 9.
According to a report by Cleveland 19 News, the new 155,000-square-foot stores are the latest of five new locations Meijer has opened in Northeast Ohio since 2019. Like other Meijer supercenters, the Brimfield and Lorain locations will offer shoppers fresh grocery items and more.
In addition to its two new supercenters, Meijer also teamed up with a new fresh produce partner, Revolution Farms. According to the Grand Rapids Business Journal, Revolution Farms added 24 West Michigan Meijer stores to the list of retailers carrying its local lettuce.
This announcement arrived on the heels of an indoor greenhouse expansion, which is helping Revolution Farms integrate a fully automated system for the planting, tending, and harvesting process of growing lettuce and salad greens.
This expansion also increases its distribution of 500,000 pounds of lettuce and greens to about 1.5 million pounds each year.
“Michiganders want to eat better and literally eat greener,” said John Green, Co-Founder and CEO of Revolution Farms. “We can grow the highly nutritious, more sustainable salad greens that Michiganders want, all year-round. Adding 2 more acres gives us the ability to grow more of consumers’ favorite lettuces, such as romaine, but also create ideal indoor ecosystems to grow more varieties of leafy greens and herbs.”
Will Meijer’s new partnership with Revolution Farms expand beyond the Michigan market and into its burgeoning Ohio footprint? And what other suppliers will Meijer team up with as it continues to grow? AndNowUKnow will continue to report.