Meijer to add home delivery services in Ohio and Midwest

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Meijer is bringing its home delivery services to six states, including Ohio.

The Michigan-based grocery retailer will introduce the service starting in Grand Rapids, Mich., Fort Wayne, Ind., and Indianapolis. The services will then be introduced in other major markets in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

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Starting in late March, Meijer customers in select markets with a Shipt market will have the ability to shop for 55,000 items using an app or place order directly through shipt.com.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with Shipt because together we can offer customers across the Midwest a whole new level of convenience, product variety, and service not available before,” Meijer President & CEO Rick Keyes said. “Now customers can shop a complete grocery list online, having access to our world class assortment of fresh produce, meat, dairy and a number of other essentials that Shipt will hand select from a local Meijer store and deliver to a customer’s doorstep.”

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The expansion of the services at Meijer stores will also help create an estimated 10,000 jobs in six states in 2017. The Shipt delivery service is membership-based, with either annual or monthly options. For $99 a year, Shipt members receive unlimited free grocery deliveries on all orders over $35.

Meijer has locations across the Miami Valley, Cincinnati and Springfield.

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