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The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that by the end of the summer, Cincinnati will see two new Meijer stores featuring design innovations that include:

  • Starbucks coffee shops.

  • Drive-through pharmacies.

  • The relocation of the pharmacy to the front of the stores.

  • More of an emphasis on electronics.

While the supercenter approach by Meijer remains intact, the company is working to update its image and offering to more successfully compete with the likes of Wal-Mart and Target.

Just last week, the company announced that it has hired New York architect David Rockwell to update the company's "look," though that move does not seem to be part of the Cincinnati openings.
KC's View:
Since Meijer invented the format to begin with, it only makes sense that with all the competition out there, it has to reinvent its approach to the format.