Grand Rapids based Meijer has confirmed that May 19 will be the opening date for both the Rockford and Machesney Park supercenters.
Meijer leadership and local dignitaries will mark the first day of business with a ribbon cutting at each store.
Along with the grand openings, Meijer will feature special promotions and events to celebrate the store openings beginning May 21.
The Rockford and Machesney Park supercenters are the latest of 11 new stores being established in the region.
Meijer Gas Stations on the store properties are scheduled to open April 23.
Hiring is currently being completed at the two area locations.
Potential candidates can apply online at jobs.meijer.com/newstore.