Meijer to enter Minneapolis market

Meijer has purchased land in a Minneapolis suburb, an indication that the retailer is planning to enter that market.

The Grand Rapids-based retailer confirmed the acquisition to MLive, but Frank Guglielgmi, Meijer's senior director of communications, said it was early in the process and there was no timeline or details to share.

The regional retailer purchased 30 acres in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota near Minneapolis. It has been searching for property in the area "for months" according to the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal.

Meijer has begun expanding in Wisconsin and plans to invest $750 million in that state with 16 supercenters built in the next three years. It also plans to invest $400 million to build nine new supercenters and remodel 32 units this year in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

The company has slowly expanded beyond its core markets and continues to grow even as national chains have closed stores. An entry into Minneapolis puts Meijer squarely in Target's home territory.

For more:
-See this MLIve article
-See this Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal story

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