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WinCo to build new store in south Meridian

WinCo plans to build a new store in Meridian on Overland Road west of Eagle Road.
WinCo plans to build a new store in Meridian on Overland Road west of Eagle Road.

WinCo Foods plans to build a new store in south Meridian near Eagle Road and Interstate 84.

A groundbreaking and construction time line has not yet been set, according to WinCo’s spokesman.

The store, at 2600 E. Overland Road, will be comparable in size to other WinCo stores, about 85,000 square feet, and will employ 150 to 180 people.

WinCo was founded in Boise in 1967. The employee-owned discount grocery chain has 109 stores in eight Western states including five stores in the Treasure Valley — two in Boise and one each in Meridian, Eagle and Nampa.

WinCo is now the seventh largest employee-owned company in the U.S., with about 15,200 employees, according to a National Center for Employee Ownership ranking of the 100 largest companies that are majority-owned by employees.

Cynthia Sewell: 208-377-6428, @CynthiaSewell

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