Busch's Fresh Food Market plans to open a new grocery story in Canton, an investment that promises to create about 100 jobs in the region by next year.
The Ann Arbor-based grocery store chain bought a shopping plaza located at 225 S. Canton Center Road. The 54,000-square-foot store is set to open next summer.
"We've been looking at that area for 5-6 years," says John Busch, CEO of Busch's Fresh Food Market
. "The opportunity to buy this shopping center came along and we took advantage of it."
This will be 37-year-old business' 16th supermarket. Busch's Fresh Food Market current has 15 stores across southeast Michigan that stretch to Tecumseh, Rochester Hills, Pinckney and Monroe. The company employs 1,400 people.
Busch says his firm has the capacity to add one new supermarket per year thanks to the "modest growth" is has experienced in recent years thanks to the economic rebound. Each market employs about 100 full-time and part-time people.
Source: John Busch, CEO of Busch's Fresh Food Market
Writer: Jon Zemke