Meijer Enters Akron With Opening of Stow, 2 other Supercenters

Meijer continues making bets on bricks-and-mortar retail in Ohio with the opening Tuesday morning of supercenters in Stow and two other Northeast Ohio communities.

The Stow store officially opens at 7 a.m., followed by a ribbon-cutting celebration two hours later with Meijer executives and local officials. The grocery/general merchandise hybrid, at 4303 Kent Road near Fishcreek Road, faces competition from nearby Macy’s, Acme, Aldi, Giant Eagle, Kohl’s and other retailers.

At the same time, Meijer will open similar 155,000-square-foot supercenters in Avon and in Mentor, in what the Michigan retailer says is its first foray into Northeast Ohio. The supercenters feature a grocery on one end and department store merchandise on the other.

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