Today, I had the pleasure of touring the brand new Kroger Marketplace, before it opens to the public tomorrow. What is the difference
The new Shelby Township Kroger Marketplace is the first in the state of Michigan, it is also the largest Kroger in the state. Inside you will not only find the produce and groceries you are use to seeing, but also a full service Starbucks location, a Sushi Bar, an area for prepared meals, bulk food services, a grill area, a wine cellar, Murray's Cheese shop (also the first location in Michigan!), a toy section, Baby Land, apparel and a full sized Fred Meyer Jewelers! It's more than I could have expected inside any Kroger store.
Kroger Marketplace not only boasts a larger selection than any of their stores in our state, but also was designed with energy saving measures in mind. The store has LED lighting throughout, high efficiency coolers and the latest technology. The store also features free Wifi throughout the store, making it easier to check your coupon matchups, clip digital coupons and more.
Besides the beautiful design of the store, the new location also has wider aisles for easier navigation. Pick up an aisle guide when you first enter the store, or grab one off of an end cap to help you get through the store. The main goal of Kroger Marketplace - to be your one stop shop. You can find your groceries as usual, get the latest kitchen gadgets (woohoo!), shop for a new outfit, get something great for your baby or an upcoming baby shower.
One of my favorite features of the Kroger Marketplace, well of course besides the great selection - the focus on Michigan products and companies. As you go throughout the store look for the "Made in Michigan" tags on the shelves, or the Mitten to indicate that it is from a local vendor. That even includes a large selection of Boars Head products. They have so many products around the store you could easily make a gift basket full of Michigan products for your out of state friends.
I am also in love with the Naturals section. It is the largest I've ever seen in any grocery store, and offers gluten free products that I have yet to see elsewhere. Get your organic honey, grind your own nut butters or grab your kefir as you shop. The store has a large focus on the organic product offerings and making sure that they are fresh and of the highest quality. I have a feeling I'll be visiting this section often.
For the first week Kroger Marketplace will have special Grand Opening deals, as well as many of the deals you will find at the smaller Kroger stores near you. Check out the great deals and match ups on Bargains to Bounty's Website. I'm heading back in tomorrow for $10/10 Strawberries and Pineapples - who wouldn't love that price?
Check out images from the new store below, as well as a list of great Grand Opening events and giveaways going on!
Sunday, February 23rd
- The First 500 customers receive a $10 Kroger Gift Card and a Free Reusable Bag.
- The First 100 Customers at Fred Meyer Jewelers receive a Free Gift Bag.
- The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile will be at the store!
- Meet & Greet with M&M Characters. Face Panting, Balloon Sculptures and even get a caricature done!
- The Michigan Apple Queen will be giving away 300 Free Bags of Michigan Apples
- Jay towers and WNIC will be on location with giveaways, music and more. Enter to win a 3-night vacation for 2 to Riviera Maya.
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- The Red Wing Experience with Tomas Holstrom. Stop in to get an autograph!
- First 300 Customers will receive a Free Package of Bob Evans sausage
- First 300 Customers will receive a Free Package of Tyson Bacon
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Join WNIC and Red Wings great Darren Helm for Autographs!
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- Floral design lessons!
- Meet & Greet with M&M Characters
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
- Join WOMC and former Detroit Tigers great, Rick Leach for autographs and more!
Giveaways and Door Prizes:
- Enter to win Free Groceries for a Year (One $100 Gift Card per week for 52 weeks)
- Enter to win a pair of 1-carat Kallati Diamond Earrings from Fred Meyer Jewelers. Total Value: $1,995
- Enter to win a $250 Gift Certificate for Marketplace apparel!
14945 23 Mile Rd
Shelby Township, MI 48315
Daily 6:00 am to 12:00 midnight.