GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Grocery supercenter and convenience-store retailer Meijer opened a newly designed c-store and gas station in late August. The new 5,500-square-foot store, a stand-alone site not immediately adjacent to a Meijer supercenter, is next to the retailer's Walker, Mich., headquarters and distribution center near Grand Rapids.
Interior signage dubs the store the "Walker Meijer M Express."
"We are proud to continue to roll out what we see as the future of convenience for our gas-station patrons," said Adam Whitney, vice president of gas stations and convenience stores for Meijer. "We believe our customers will appreciate the ease and accessibility that the new design offers.”
Meijer has more than 240 supercenters and grocery stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. It also operates more than 200 c-stores with gasoline across its six-state footprint. Meijer Gas Stations is No. 37 on CSP's 2018 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by number of company-owned retail outlets.
Take a look inside the new store …
Photographs courtesy of Meijer
Eighteen fuel pumps are available at the new gas station, a 50% increase over Meijer's previous gas-station format. Expanded fuel options include diesel and an E-85 selection to accommodate flex-fuel vehicles. All pumps are equipped with "Fast Tap" technology for fast and secure payment on the go. Charging stations for Teslas and other electric vehicles (EVs) are set to open later this year.