28 Sep Meijer Expands Skechers Concept Shop
Only six months after Meijer announced the opening of its first Skechers concept shop inside its Knapp’s Corner store, the Grand Rapids, MI-based retailer announced that it’s duplicating the shoe shopping experience in four more stores this fall
This week, customers of the Midland, MI, and Greenwood, IN, Meijer stores will have the opportunity to shop for more than 200 of the latest Skechers shoe styles for men, women and children, and similar shops will open next week at Meijer stores in Marysville, OH, and Grafton, WI.
“At Meijer, we are always striving to provide our customers with the great items they are looking for at affordable prices,” said Peter Whitsett, Meijer executive VP of merchandising and marketing. “Our Skechers concept shops strengthen our commitment to customers and gives families a convenient place to shop for shoes together.”
Meijer has offered the popular Skechers shoe brand for more than a decade and is one of the largest retailers of the Skechers brand across the Midwest. The 804-square-foot Skechers concept shop began as a pilot project at the Knapp’s Corner Meijer to enhance the shoe-buying experience for its trend-savvy customers.
The concept shop has done so well that the retailer plans to expand to four more stores this year, with dozens of others on the horizon. The Skechers concept shop will feature four video screens to present product information and lifestyle news, including celebrity endorsements of Skechers shoes.
Grand opening celebrations, featuring giveaways and shoe experts from Meijer and Skechers, will be held at each of the new concept shops from noon to 3 p.m.
September 26 at the Greenwood, IN. Meijer store
October 3 at the Midland, MI. Meijer store
October 10 at the Marysville, OH. Meijer store
October 17 at the Grafton, WI. Meijer store
“Skechers remains a very popular national shoe brand for our customers, who are looking for style and fit at an affordable price,” said Glen Reinart, Meijer divisional merchandise manager of shoes, jewelry and accessories. “Their designs and technology are kept fresh and appeal to all ages. These concept shops are a perfect way for our customers to easily find the Skechers style and fit that matches their lifestyle.”
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, MI-based retailer that operates 222 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.