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Former Hiller's Market stores to open as Kroger Wednesday

Kroger buys all 7 Hiller's stores in area

Kroger of Michigan has purchased seven Hiller's Market stores in the metro Detroit area and will reopen them Wednesday.

The Hiller's stores included in the agreement are located in West Bloomfield, Ann Arbor, Northville, Plymouth, South Lyon and Commerce Township.

Kroger has assumed the lease for the store at 3010 Union Lake Road, but will not operate the store as there is a recently built Kroger store and fuel center across the street.

"We are excited to welcome Hiller's customers into our stores and introduce them to our great people," said Jayne Homco, president of Kroger's Michigan division. "Hiller's has a decades-long reputation of great customer service and outstanding selection of local and ethnic foods, and we look forward to continuing those traditions as we expand in this market."

"After 75 years of providing the finest quality groceries and services to SE Michigan, I am pleased that Hiller's legacy of excellence will be continued by the Kroger Company," said Jim Hiller, President and CEO of Hiller's Markets. "I encourage Hiller's customers to continue shopping at Kroger following the transition and to continue supporting their favorite associates."

The Kroger Company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The first stores open at 8am Wednesday and the first 400 customers receive a $10 gift card and free reusable shopping bag.  

Kroger says it will keep some of the products unique to Hiller's.