The Grand Rapids based retail giant recently unveiled a new small format with their “Meijer Grocery” initiative. The first two stores will open in southeast Michigan’s Orion Township and Macomb Township in early 2023. A key feature of the new store concept will be parking wrapped around the corner entrance. Meijer full sized stores average 150,000 square feet and the new format will range from 75,000 to 90,000 square feet. The new stores will include all of the departments Meijer shoppers are accustomed to with a smaller footprint. Meijer Grocery will offer the same convenient was to shop as a Meijer Supercenter which include mPerks, Shop and Scan, Meijer Home Delivery, and pick-up. “We’re excited to provide our customers with yet another way to shop,” said Don Sanderson, group Vice President at Meijer in a statement. “This new concept store will not only provide our customers with everything they need on their weekly shopping trip, but also a quick and easy solution for when they realize they left a key ingredient off their list while cooking dinner”. Established in 1934, Meijer is private owned and operated with 262 supercenter and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.