Weis Markets kick starts its ninth annual Fight Hunger Program throughout Hunger Action Month in September

SUNBURY, PA, 2016-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today (September 16, 2016) embarks on its ninth annual Fight Hunger Program that will run throughout Hunger Action Month TM in September. The program provides food and monetary donations to hundreds of local food banks and emergency food providers across five states in Weis Markets’ 166-store service area. Since the program’s inception in 2008, the program has raised nearly $1.5 million for hunger relief organizations.

“Weis Markets is deeply committed to fighting hunger, and certainly within our own communities,” said Richard Gunn, Weis Markets’ Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing.Hunger Action Month is the perfect time for all of us to join together and support those families who may not know when and from where the next meal is coming. Each year, our customers show their incredible generosity through donations at our stores and online. We hope our customers will consider donating this month when they visit their local Weis Markets.”

Starting September 8, 2016 through October 5, 2016, customers are encouraged to visit their local Weis Markets and consider making a small donation of $1 or $5 vouchers at checkout to help support families in need in the community.  They can choose to round up their grocery order to the nearest dollar.  Customers will also have the opportunity to donate shelf stable items such as canned goods, pasta, peanut butter, apple sauce or soup by simply adding these items to their cart throughout their trip and then place them in a donation bin at checkout. Donations will also be accepted online at WeisMarkets.com/FightHunger.

Weis Markets’ Fight Hunger Campaign benefits local food banks and pantries throughout the five state market area. Regional food banks, who help coordinate local pick-ups, also participate in the program including: The Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast, PA; The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (Harrisburg and Williamsport);The Maryland Food Bank; The Commission on Economic Opportunity/The Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton); Greater Berks Food Bank (Reading); Philabundance (Montgomery County, PA); Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW)/Broome County Council of Churches; Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira);  Food Bank Network of Somerset County; Philabundance; Northwest Community Action Program NORWESCAP Food Bank (Phillipsburg, NJ); and Mountaineer Food Bank (West Virginia).

Please visit Facebook.com/WeisMarkets or WeisMarkets.com for more information on Fight Hunger.

About Weis Markets
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 171  stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets

Contact:

1000 South Second Street
PO Box 471
Sunbury, Pennsylvania 17801
1-866-999-9347

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Weis Markets hosts chain-wide vendor appreciation week

Company thanks direct store delivery vendors for their support

Sunbury, PA, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets’ senior team and store managers are recognizing their direct store delivery vendors for their strong support throughout the year, particularly during the busy holiday season with their chain-wide vendor appreciation week.

The program starts on December 7 and runs through December 12. Throughout the week, Weis Markets’ stores will provide free donuts, coffee and beverages to its direct store delivery (DSD) vendors who service their stores along with a holiday card signed by company Chairman, President and CEO Jonathan Weis, other senior team members and individual store managers and receivers.

“Our success in 2015 has been based on improved customer experience and offering our customers strong values. Improved collaboration with our supplier partners, particularly our DSD suppliers, has also been an important part of our success” said Richard Gunn, Weis Markets Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing. “We strongly believe in recognizing and acknowledging the people who help make us successful, including our DSD suppliers who work hard year-round to help us better serve our customers and drive sales.”

SOURCE: Weis Markets

 

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Weis Markets hosts chain-wide vendor appreciation week

Weis Markets hosts chain-wide vendor appreciation week

Weis Market raised $103,000 in donations for 100 local emergency food providers

Fight Hunger program generates donation of 5,074 gallons of milk for local families in need

SUNBURY, PA, 2015-11-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets’ stores raised $103,000 in donations for 100 local emergency food providers in its five state market area while also generating a donation of 5,074 gallons of milk through its partnership with the Great American Milk Drive. The donations were raised during Hunger Action month in September.

“Our customers’ generosity will help generate more than a half million meals in the communities we serve. This year, we added a new option which allowed our customers to donate a gallon of milk to a local family in need. This helped generate a donation of more than 5,000 gallons of milk,” said Richard Gunn, Weis Markets Senior Vice President. “Ultimately, these donations will benefit more than 100 local hunger organizations who serve thousands of people. We are committed to helping these organizations and are truly grateful to our customers for their support.”

This year’s Fight Hunger program had two new features. A $4 donation generated a gallon of milk for a local hunger organization, and customers could also buy a Fight Hunger reusable bag for $2, with all proceeds going to local hunger organizations.

The Fight Hunger food drive benefits local food banks and pantries throughout the five Mid-Atlantic States in which Weis Markets operates. Regional food banks participating in the program and who also helped coordinate local pick-ups include: The Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast (PA); The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (Harrisburg, PA); The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (Williamsport, PA); The Maryland Food Bank (MD); The Commission on Economic Opportunity/The Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA); Greater Berks Food Bank (Reading, PA); Philabundance (Greater Philadelphia Area, PA); Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW)/Broome County Council of Churches (Broome County, NY); Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira, NY); Food Bank Network of Somerset County (Somerset County, PA); Northwest Community Action Program NORWESCAP Food Bank (Phillipsburg, NJ); and Mountaineer Food Bank (WV).

Food insecurity is a growing problem throughout the United States. According to, Feeding America®, a national hunger-relief organization, 49 million Americans live in food insecure households, affecting 33.1 million adults and 15.9 million children. To learn more about Weis Markets’ Fight Hunger Program and ways you can help, please visit WeisMarkets.com/fight-hunger.

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About Weis Markets
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 163 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets

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Former Nell’s location in the Grandview Plaza in Hanover will reopen as a Weis Markets’ store on September 20

Upgraded store has expanded variety and now offers online shopping with in-store pick-up

Sunbury and Hanover, PA,  2015-9-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Sunday September 20 at 6am, the former Nell’s location in the Grandview Plaza in Hanover will reopen as a Weis Markets’ store, replacing its existing unit on South Baltimore Street which closes permanently on Saturday September 19 at the end of business.

The Grandview Plaza store, which was closed for three weeks during the conversion and upgrade, now offers expanded organic, gluten free and natural variety in every department. This store will also offer on-line shopping with in-store pickup as will its Carlisle Street store.

As part of the transition, Weis Markets has hired 70 former Nell’s associates who worked at this location.

“We can’t wait to welcome our customers on Sunday. In just three weeks, we’ve expanded our store’s variety, put in more energy efficient frozen and refrigerated cases and added online shopping with in-store pickup,” said Richard Gunn, Weis Markets’ Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing. “Our new store offers an improved shopping experience. In the coming months, we will continue to upgrade this store while it is open. As part of this ongoing project, we hope to open, pending PLCB approval, a beer café in our Grandview plaza location.”
About Weis Markets
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 163 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.

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Weis Markets joins Great American Milk Drive during Hunger Action Month™ in September as part of its 8th annual Fight Hunger campaign

The Great American Milk Drive helps fight hunger by providing milk, complete with high-quality protein, to families in need during Hunger Action MonthTM

SUNBURY, PA, 2015-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — That gallon of milk you consider a staple in your refrigerator is missing in Mid-Atlantic area food banks, and local children in need are missing out on the essential nutrients that milk provides. To help close the gap on this need, Weis Markets is joining the Great American Milk Drive during Hunger Action Month™ in September as part of its 8th annual Fight Hunger campaign.

“We are dedicated to the communities we serve, and doing our part to fight hunger within our communities,” said Richard Gunn, Weis Markets’ Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing. “Hunger Action Month is the perfect time for all of us to join the effort and support The Great American Milk Drive. We hope our customers will consider donating a gallon of milk through our Fight Hunger program when they visit their local Weis Markets throughout September.”

The second new feature to Weis Markets’ campaign is its new Fight Hunger reusable bag, which is on sale for $2. All proceeds from the sale of these bags will be donated to local Fight Hunger programs. Customers will be able to donate shelf-stable items, as well as purchase $2 and $4 vouchers during the checkout process. They can also round up their orders with 100 percent of the proceeds going to area food banks to help fill gaps in food supplies.

“More than 49 million Americans live in food insecure households, including 6 million children,” said Mr. Gunn. “The Great American Milk Drive and our Fight Hunger program gives our customers a practical way help more than 100 hunger organizations in their communities.”

Milk is Requested in Food Banks, Yet Missing
According to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, milk is one of the items most requested by food bank clients, yet there is a nationwide shortage because it is rarely donated, and local hunger groups are struggling to meet the demand. Although Americans are generous with canned and dry goods, milk is much harder to donate because it is perishable. Feeding America clients receive the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person per year.

The Great American Milk Drive, the first-ever national program to help deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry families who need it most, is working to change that across the country. Since The Great American Milk Drive launched in 2014, more than 398,000 gallons – that’s more than 6.3 million servings – of milk have been donated to people who rely on the nation’s food banks to help supply their families with not only the food, but also the good nutrition they need.

What You Can Do Today
Visit your local Weis Markets and consider making a small donation at checkout to help deliver a gallon of nutrient-rich milk to a family in need in your community. For each $2.00 donation, customers will receive a special Fight Hunger reusable shopping bag and for each $4.00 donation, the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association will donate one gallon of milk to The Great American Milk Drive. If you are unable to donate in-store, you can donate at milklife.com/give. Entering your zip code ensures your donation is delivered to the food bank that serves your community.

In addition, throughout September, for every share of this Great American Milk Drive image tagged with #MilkDrive, a one-gallon donation will be made to one of the 200 food banks served by Feeding America.

Check out the milk social channels, Facebook.com/milk and @MilkLife on Twitter for additional information and Great American Milk Drive success stories. Please visit Facebook.com/WeisMarkets or WeisMarkets.com for more information on Fight Hunger.

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About Weis Markets
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 163 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.

About Feeding America
Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

About MilkPEP
The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), Washington, D.C., is funded by the nation’s milk companies, who are committed to increasing fluid milk consumption. The MilkPEP Board runs the Milk Life campaign, a multi-faceted campaign designed to educate consumers about the powerful nutritional benefits of milk – with 9 essential nutrients, including high-quality protein, in each 8 ounce glass. For more information, go to milklife.com. Lowe Campbell Ewald is creative agency for the Milk Life campaign – from America’s milk companies.

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Online shopping with in-store pick-up now available at Weis Markets’ Bellefonte store

Online Shopping Offers In-store Shopping Experience with Online Convenience

Sunbury, PA, 2015-8-25— /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today announced that online shopping with in-store pick-up is now available at the Bellefonte store located at 170 Buckaroo Lane.

Weis Online Shopping allows customers to conveniently order groceries online and either pay through a secure PayPal system or at the store with curbside checkout. The service is free for orders of $150 or more, and $2.95 for orders under $150. The service fee is waived on first time orders.

Each order is handpicked in store by trained personal shoppers and then carefully stored until pick-up. Customers can use their Weis Preferred Shopper’s cards to save on their orders and earn gas rewards. They can also browse the weekly online circular and add sale items to their carts. Paper and eCoupons are also accepted.

“Many of our customers have embraced Weis Online Shopping, which offers our customers the best of both worlds: the in-store shopping experience with online, time-saving convenience. Our in-store personal shoppers are trained to focus on quality and customize orders,” said Richard Gunn, Weis Markets’ Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Sales. “This is an extremely convenient service. Customers can place their orders at any time and schedule a convenient pick-up time that suits their schedule. These orders can also be ready in four hours.”
Weis Online Shopping is now available in 34 locations throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York. For more information, visit WeisMarkets.com/OnlineShopping.

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About Weis Markets
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 163 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.