Meijer buys Supervalu distribution site in Pleasant Prairie
NEWS-SUN STAFF REPORT October 29, 2012 6:54PM
Updated: December 1, 2012 6:23AM
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. — Meijer Inc., a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based grocer/retailer, has acquired the Supervalu Midwest distribution facility, village officials said Monday.
Meijer intends to make improvements at the facility, located on the east side of Highway 31, between highways 50 and 165, Pleasant Prairie officials said. No time frame has yet been established for the improvements.
Representatives for Pleasant Prairie and the Kenosha Area Business Alliance have been working with Meijer and Supervalu since June to accommodate the exchange. A recent amendment made to Pleasant Prairie’s tax-increment district No. 2 will accommodate infrastructure improvements needed to support the Meijer facility,
Supervalu will keep their regional office positions in the area.
“Supervalu has been a great community partner for the entire Kenosha area, and we’re excited that they’ll retain their regional office jobs in our community,” stated Village President John Steinbrink. “We are equally excited to welcome Meijer as a new long-term business partner in our community.”
Meijer currently operates more than 200 combination stores, five regional offices, four distribution facility complexes, and 177 gas stations throughout Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.