Weis Markets the title sponsor of this year’s Dundalk Heritage Fair

Weis Markets the title sponsor of this year’s Dundalk Heritage Fair

 

Dundalk, MD, 2017-Jun-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets recently donated $20,000 to the Dundalk Heritage Fair and will be the title sponsor of this year’s fair. Three Weis Markets managers presented the Dundalk Heritage Fair Association with a sponsorship check Friday, June 16.

“Weis Markets is committed to giving back to the communities it serves and is pleased to continue the great partnership with the Dundalk Community Fair,” said Rob Santoni, Jr., Weis Markets Store Manager.

The Weis Markets locations on Holabird Ave. and Wise Ave. will play significant roles during the Heritage Fair and July Fourth festivities. Weis managers will be present at the ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday June 30 at 7 p.m.  and will also take part in the Fourth of July Parade and provide post-race refreshments after the 6k road race prior to the parade.

“This is Dundalk’s Super Bowl” said Bill Siegmund, Store Manager of the Essex location.  “I am proud to play a role in the festivities as a member of the Weis family.”

Source:  Weis Markets

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Weis Markets earns final approval to open a café selling beer and wine in its Oley store

SUNBURY, PA and OLEY, PA, 2017-Jun-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today (June 2, 2017)  received final Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) approval to open a café selling beer and wine in its Oley store. The café is now open for business.

The store, which is located at 61 King’s Plaza, has a 30-seat café selling beer for on premise consumption and take-out. The cafe offers more than 800 varieties, including an extensive collection of local craft beers such as Weyerbacher, Victory and Saucony Creek. The café will also sell 180 varieties of domestic and imported wines for take-out.The café is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Weis Markets now has 51 in-store cafes selling beer and wine in Pennsylvania including four in Berks County, four in Lehigh County and four in Northampton County.

Source: Weis Markets

Weis Markets to invest $90 million in its growth in 2017

Chairman and CEO Jonathan Weis updates shareholders on landmark year and the company’s plans for the future

SUNBURY, PA, 2017-May-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets Chairman and CEO Jonathan H. Weis today (April 28, 2017) announced the company’s plans to invest $90 million in its growth in 2017. This budget includes new stores, remodels, supply chain improvements and continued information technology upgrades.

Speaking at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Sunbury, Pa., Mr. Weis said, “In 2017, we plan to invest $90 million in our growth. Our budget includes 14 remodels, a new unit in Brunswick, Md., two fuel centers and the continued expansion of our distribution center in Milton, Pa. We also have seven new stores in the active planning stages and expect most of them to open in 2018.”

Mr. Weis also discussed the company’s recent acquisition and conversion of 44 stores and its 2016 results.

“Last year was one of tremendous growth and opportunity for our company. In 2016, we acquired 44 stores and converted them in just three months’ time, growing our store base by more than 20 percent,” said Mr. Weis. “As a result of our acquisition, we now operate 204 stores and expanded operations into two new states, adding Delaware and Virginia to our now seven state territory throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.”

Mr. Weis said the Company’s legacy stores continued to perform at a high level in 2016, which was a 53-week year compared to 52-weeks in 2015.  Adjusting for the extra week, the Company’s 2016 sales increased 6.9 percent to $3.1 billion while comparable store sales increased 2.9 percent. Excluding a one-time gain, the company’s non-GAAP 2016 net income totaled $63.3 million, up 6.7 percent. Mr. Weis also noted the company’s comparable store sales had increased eleven consecutive quarters.

“We are proud of our team — 23,000 associates strong — who made our success possible,” said Mr. Weis.

Source: Weis Markets

Weis Markets in Ephrata, Lititz, Willow Street and Red Rose Commons shopping center in Lancaster now offer full selection of wine

Lancaster locations now offer full selections of wine and beer at in-store cafes

SUNBURY, PA and LANCASTER, PA, 2017-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today (January 27th, 2017) announced it is now selling a full selection of wine at its in-store cafes in Ephrata, Lititz and Willow Street locations, as well as its Lancaster store located at the Red Rose Commons shopping center.

Each café offers 180 imported and domestic wines, including selections from Pennsylvania vineyards. In addition to wine, shoppers can also choose from at least 800 varieties of beer available at each cafe, including an extensive selection of domestic and local craft beers.

“We are pleased to offer our customers a diverse selection of beer and wine in each of our Lancaster County cafes,” said Dennis Curtin, director of public relations for Weis Markets. “We’ve worked carefully to add wine in a way that preserves our outstanding beer selection, ultimately giving our customers more convenient choices.”

The cafés sell wine Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information, visit WeisMarkets.com.

About Weis Markets

Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 204 stores in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.

Source: Weis Markets, Inc.

Weis Markets honored with three Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) GreenChill Awards

Sunbury, PA, 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets (NYSE:WMK) today (October 12, 2016) announced it is the recipient of three Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) GreenChill Awards. The company was recognized in the categories of Most Improved Emissions Rate, Superior Goal Achievement and Store Re-Certification Excellence, as a result of its refrigerant management programs, reduced emissions rate, and overall efforts to protect the environment from harmful pollutants.

“Weis Markets is leading the way in training their refrigeration service technicians,” said EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin. “Over the past year they have launched new programs and implemented best service practices that are reducing their refrigerant emissions.”

Refrigerants used by supermarkets, if not managed properly, contribute to climate change and can harm the ozone layer. In fact, the EPA estimates that if supermarkets nationwide reduced their emissions to the GreenChill average emissions rate, the industry would eliminate the equivalent of 27 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, equal to eliminating the emissions from 63 million barrels of oil. In addition, reducing leaks of some types of refrigerants could also help restore the earth’s ozone layer, which protects the earth from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet radiation, a leading cause of skin cancer.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the EPA’s GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership for our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.  We share these three awards with all our associates who continually help us improve our refrigeration management programs,” said R. Kevin Small, Weis Markets Vice President of Development. “In recent years, we’ve utilized the GreenChill model of goal-setting and careful monitoring to broaden our ongoing sustainability to the areas of energy consumption and food recovery. Continuous improvement in sustainability is a crucial area for us and represents an ongoing commitment to the communities we serve.”

GreenChill is an EPA partnership that helps supermarkets transition to environmentally-friendlier refrigerants, reduce the amount of refrigerants used, and eliminate harmful refrigerant leaks.  GreenChill has 54 partners with more than 8,000 stores, representing more than 20 percent of the supermarket industry.

Weis Markets received top honors in the following categories:

  • 2015 Achievement Award – Most Improved Emissions Rate (since baseline year)

The most improved emissions rate award goes to the Partner with the most improved emissions rate for commercial systems from the previous year, and the Partner with the most improved emissions rate since their baseline year.

  • 2015 Achievement Award – Superior Goal Achievement

This award goes to each Partner that achieves its annual GreenChill refrigerant emissions reduction goal.

  • 2015-2016 Achievement Award – Store Re-Certification Excellence [Bellefonte, PA]

This award goes to each supermarket that has renewed its GreenChill Store Certification for five consecutive years.

For more information about Weis Markets and its sustainability efforts, visit WeisMarkets.com.

About Weis Markets

Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 190 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

Source: Weis Markets, Inc.

National Recycling Coalition recognized Weis Markets for its food waste composting initiative

SUNBURY, Pa., 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE:WMK) announced today (October 12, 2016) that the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) recently recognized the food retailer for its food waste composting initiative, and its reusable and plastic bag recycling programs with the 2016 annual “Business Leadership in Recycling Award.”

“We are honored and proud to receive this award in recognition for the hard work and commitment we make each day to sustainability,” stated Patti Olenick, Sustainability Manager at Weis Markets. “In 2015, we recycled 33,000 tons of material and set a goal to increase this total by another five percent in 2016. Our recycling program is key to our company’s success and our planet’s future.”

The award recognizes Weis Markets for its food composting program currently conducted in 70 stores throughout the Mid Atlantic region, its creative recycling of waxed cardboard that is used to produce Enviro-Log Fire Logs sold in company stores, and its recycling of plastic bags, which are used to produce Trex wood-alternative decking. The plastic lumber made from these bags is also built into benches that are distributed throughout local communities.

“The NRC Awards committee was impressed with Weis Markets’ multi-pronged approach to recycling,” said Lisa A. Skumatz, Ph.D Principal, Skumatz Economic Research Associates (SERA). “The innovative programs serve as an outstanding example for others within the industry and were a deciding factor for this award.”

NRC recently awarded Weis Markets the coveted award during the annual Resource Recycling Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The NRC focuses on the promotion and enhancement of recycling in the United States with an emphasis on waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting. Its network consists of more than 6,000 members from non-profits, businesses, government organizations and trade associations.

For more information about Weis Markets sustainability program, visit WeisMarkets.com.

About Weis Markets

Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 190 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

Source: Weis Markets, Inc.

Weis Markets welcomes R. Gregory Zeh, Jr. as VP/chief information officer

Sunbury, PA, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today (October 11, 2016) announced R. Gregory Zeh, Jr. has joined the Company as vice president/chief information officer (CIO).

As CIO, Mr. Zeh will provide strategic vision and leadership in the development and implementation of solutions that provide business value, engaging customer experiences, and effective management of technology risks. Mr. Zeh will oversee the Company’s day-to-day information technology functions, working in support of marketing and merchandising, supply chain and in-store management retail applications. He reports to Kurt Schertle, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer.

During his 25 year career, Mr. Zeh has worked in increasingly senior information technology and finance positions in the food retail and services industries including as vice president/chief information officer at Price Chopper Supermarkets. Prior to joining the company, he was chief financial officer of Mazzone Management Group, LTD.

Mr. Zeh is a graduate of the University at Albany State/University of New York. He is actively involved in community service through his active participation in the volunteer fire service. He is currently Vice President of the Shaker Road-Loudonville Fire Department and a past chief of the Town of Westerlo Volunteer Fire Company.

About Weis Markets

Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid-Atlantic food retailer operating 192 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

Source: Weis Markets, Inc.

Weis Markets to acquire location and assets of Nell’s Family Market in East Berlin, PA from C&S Wholesale Grocers

Sunbury, PA, 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today (October 5, 2016) announced plans to purchase the location and assets of Nell’s Family Market of East Berlin LLC in East Berlin, PA from C&S Wholesale Grocers. This purchase of the grocery store located at 30 Primrose Lane in East Berlin, Pa. will be completed at the end of October and an early November reopening is planned.

This store and pharmacy will remain open in the weeks prior to the finalization of the purchase in late October. As part of this transition, Weis Markets plans to interview current employees of the East Berlin store whom are interested in employment at Weis Markets.

“This is a great store, with an excellent reputation for customer service. This purchase will allow us to increase our market presence in Adams County,” said Kurt Schertle, Weis Markets’ Chief Operating Officer. “As part of this process, we’re interested in interviewing Nell’s associates for employment at our company since they’ve helped make this store successful. We look forward to talking to them.”

This is Weis Markets’ second acquisition of a Nell’s location. Last year, the Company purchased and converted a Nell’s Family Market in Hanover and reopened the store on September 15, 2015. It subsequently remodeled the store in 2016.

About Weis Markets

Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 182 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.

About C&S Wholesale Grocers

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,500 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 170,000 different products.

Contact:

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

Source: Weis Markets, Inc.

Certified Angus Beef® brand now available at Weis Markets

Sunbury, PA, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today (September 22, 2016) announced the introduction of Certified Angus Beef ® brand, the best and the original Angus brand of beef. It’s known for its 10 exacting standards that ensure consumers enjoy beef with unrivaled flavor, juiciness and tenderness every time.  The beef is available in all Weis Markets stores beginning Thursday September 15.

Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the original brand of premium beef, created in 1978 by a group of family ranchers. Each cut meets or exceeds ten standards for quality more selective than USDA Choice and Prime, ensuring its flavor, juiciness and tenderness.

“The Certified Angus Beef ® brand aligns with our promise of Great Meals Start Here at Weis Markets. It combines excellent brand recognition with outstanding quality,” said John Grimes, Weis Markets vice president, meat, deli and seafood.  “We will complement our Certified Angus Beef ® brand with great customer service and our customers will appreciate the unrivaled flavor due to the generous marbling in every cut.  Unlike some of our largest competitors, our meat cutters offer custom cutting so our customers can get just what they want.”

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

Source: Weis Markets, Inc.

Weis Markets to sell wine in its in-store café in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Sunbury, PA, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today (September 22, 2016) announced it has begun a pilot program to sell wine in its in-store café in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania where beer is currently sold. The company plans to sell wine in all 49 of its Pennsylvania cafes by late November, around the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Mechanicsburg café will have a selection of approximately 80 varieties of wine during the pilot program and will also include a chilled section. Ultimately, the cafes are expected to sell up to 400 varieties of wine. The Mechanicsburg café will still offer more than 900 varieties of beer, including an extensive selection of craft and local craft beers.

“We’ve sold beer in our Pennsylvania cafes for more than ten years and throughout this time, we’ve been repeatedly asked one question: when are you going to sell wine? Now, we have an answer,” said Kurt Schertle, Weis Markets Chief Operating Officer. “Starting this week, we are selling wine in our Mechanicsburg café and are looking to quickly roll the program out to all of our licensed cafes in Pennsylvania over the coming months. We want to offer our customers improved convenience and a more complete shopping experience; selling wine in our cafes allows us to do both.”

For more information about Weis Markets, please visit WeisMarkets.com.

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

Source: Weis Markets, Inc.

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

Source: Weis Markets, Inc.

Weis Markets converts three former Mars locations in Baltimore County into full-service pharmacies

Sunbury, PA, 2016-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today (September 16, 2016) announced it has opened full-service pharmacies in three former Mars locations which now operate as Weis Markets’ stores. The pharmacies are located in its Essex, Wise Avenue and Holabird Avenue stores in Dundalk.

In late July, Weis Markets converted five Mars locations to Weis Markets stores, including units in Carney and Arbutus and opened them on August 4. The pharmacies are open Monday-Friday 9AM-9PM, Saturday 9AM-6PM and Sunday 10AM-4PM

Weis Markets is currently finalizing the conversion and reopening of 38 Food Lion stores, which it acquired in August. Three former Baltimore County Food Lion units located in Owings Mill, Eldersburg and Reisterstown reopened earlier today as Weis Markets stores while locations in Columbia, Elkridge, Gaithersburg (2) and Mitchellville will reopen on Friday, September 23.

Once they reopen as Weis locations, the Company will operate 15 stores in the Baltimore region, essentially tripling its store count in the community within a few months’ time.

For more information, please visit www.WeisMarkets.com.

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. In these stores, it operates 137 in-store pharmacies. 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

Source: Weis Markets, Inc.

 

Weis Markets opens its newly remodeled Kutztown store

SUNBURY, PA,2016-Aug-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets will celebrate the Grand Reopening of its remodeled store on at 15260 Kutztown Road in Kutztown on Thursday, August 11 at 10 a.m.

The store has an expanded natural and organics section as well as updated deli, bakery and seafood departments.  A 30-seat beer café with more than 900 varieties of local craft beers, including those brewed by Weybacher, Victory and Saucony Creek opened in July.  Customers can create their own six packs and beer can be purchased for takeout or on site consumption.

At the Grand Reopening celebration, the store will make $500 donations to three local organizations: the Kutztown Fire Company, Kutztown Optimist Club and the Kutztown Historical Society.

About Weis Markets
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE: WMK), in 1912, is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 167 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

Source: Weis Markets, Inc.

Weis Markets to open beer café in its Dorneyville store in Allentown, Pa.

Sunbury, PA, 2016-Aug-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets received final Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) approval on August 1 to open a beer café in its Dorneyville store located at 365 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. in Allentown, Pa.

The 30-seat beer café sells beer for both on premise consumption and take-out. It offers nearly 850 varieties, including an extensive collection of local craft beers, including beers brewed by Weyerbacher, Fegley’s Brew Works, and Sole Artisan Ales.

The café is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

This is the eighth Weis Markets beer café to open in Lehigh Valley. The company currently operates beer cafés in 48 of its Pennsylvania stores.

Contact:

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

Source: Weis Markets, Inc.

Weis Markets to convert five Mars Super Markets into Weis Markets locations in Baltimore County, MD

Sunbury, PA, 2016-Aug-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today (July 28, 2016) announced its schedule to convert five Mars Super Markets into Weis Markets locations. The stores will close at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, July 29 and will reopen as Weis Markets at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 4, with more than 500 former Mars employees joining the new Weis Markets store teams. The acquired locations in Baltimore County include two stores in Dundalk and individual units in Essex, Arbutus and Carney.

“We are excited to steadily grow within Baltimore County and will make this transition as seamless as possible for the community and our new associates,” said Kurt Schertle, Weis Markets’ Chief Operating Officer. “Our goal is continuity; we will continue to offer a wide variety of local products carried in Mars stores. We are also thrilled that more than 500 Mars associates will join our Weis Markets family. We look forward to sharing our commitment of value, quality and customer service.”

The newly converted Weis Markets stores will add more than 3,000 Weis brand products which offer brand name quality at an affordable price. Weis Markets has a long-standing history with local farmers and will continue to partner with growers to provide shoppers fresh and affordable food including a wide selection of organic produce, baked goods, quality meats and fresh dairy items.

Weis Markets also plans to finalize the purchase of 38 Food Lion stores in September, six of which are located in the Baltimore region. Once those reopen as Weis locations, the Company will operate 15 stores in the Baltimore region, essentially tripling its presence in the community within a few months’ time.

For more information, please visit www.WeisMarkets.com.

About Weis Markets
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 162 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

Source: Weis Markets, Inc.

Weis Markets receives final Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approval to open beer café in its Kutztown store

SUNBURY, PA and KUTZTOWN, PA, 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today received final Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) approval to open a beer café in its store in its Kutztown store. The café is stocked and now open for business.

This is Weis Markets third in-store beer café in Berks County.

The 30-seat beer café will sell beer for both on premise consumption and take-out. It offers more than 900 varieties, including an extensive collection of local craft beers, including those brewed by Weybacher, Victory and Saucony Creek.

The café is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The company currently operates beer cafés in 47 of its Pennsylvania stores.

About Weis Markets

Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 162 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

Source: Weismarkets

Weis Markets awarded final PLCB approval to open beer café in its Kendig Square store in Lancaster County

SUNBURY, PA and WILLOW STREET, PA , 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today received final Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) approval to open a beer café in its store in its Kendig Square store in Lancaster County. The café is stocked and now open for business.

This is Weis Markets fourth in-store beer café in Lancaster County.

The 30-seat beer café will sell beer for both on premise consumption and take-out. It offers more than 850 varieties, including an extensive collection of local craft beers, including those brewed by Lancaster Brewing, Stoudts and Troeg’s.

The café is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The company currently operates beer cafés in 47 of its Pennsylvania stores.

About Weis Markets

Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 162 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

Source: Weismarkets

Weis Markets receives final Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approval to open beer café in its North Cedar Crest Boulevard store in Allentown

SUNBURY, PA and ALLENTOWN, PA, 2016-Jul-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today received final Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) approval to open a beer café in its store on North Cedar Crest Boulevard in Allentown. The café is stocked and now open for business.

This is Weis Markets seventh in-store beer café in the Lehigh Valley.

The 30-seat beer café will sell beer for both on premise consumption and take-out. It offers more than 900 varieties, including an extensive collection of local craft beers, including those brewed by Weybacher, Victory and Saucony Creek.

The café is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The company currently operates beer cafés in 45 of its Pennsylvania stores.

About Weis Markets

Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 162 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia.

For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.

Source: Weis Markets

Weis Markets opens newly remodeled store at the Park Hills Plaza in Altoona

SUNBURY, PA 2016-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets will celebrate the Grand Reopening of its remodeled store at the Park Hills Plaza in Altoona on Thursday, June 16 at 10 a.m.

The store has all new décor and an expanded bakery, produce and natural and organics departments.  A 30-seat beer café with more than 800 varieties of local crafts and imports opened earlier this month.  Customers can create their own six packs and beer can be purchased for takeout or on site consumption.

At the Grand Reopening celebration, the store will make $750 donations to two local organizations: the Lakemont Volunteer Fire Department and Blair County Advocates, a program for abused and neglected children.

About Weis Markets

Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE: WMK), in 1912, is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 162 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.

Source: Weis Markets

 

 

Weis Markets receives final Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approval to open beer café in its Altoona store in Park Hill Plaza

Store café is open for business

SUNBURY, PA and ALTOONA, 2016-Jun-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today received final Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) approval on Friday morning to open a beer café in its Altoona store located in the Park Hill Plaza. Associates began stocking shelves and coolers after receiving the approval and the café is now open for business.

The 30-seat beer café will sell beer for both on premise consumption and take-out. It offers more than 800 varieties, including an extensive collection of local craft beers, including beers brewed by Rivertowne, Penn Brewery, Straub and Otto’s.

The café is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

This is the first Weis Markets’ beer café to open in Altoona. The company currently operates beer cafés in 44 of its Pennsylvania stores.

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Weis Markets’ annual initiative, Paws for Pets, raised $212,045 benefiting 115 local animal shelters and pet rescue organizations

Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 2016-Jun-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today announced that its eighth annual company-wide initiative, Paws for Pets, raised $212,045, benefiting 115 local animal shelters and pet rescue organizations — a 72 percent increase compared to funds raised in 2015.

“Our associates worked hard to create overall awareness of our program in order to meet the continuing needs for local animal shelters throughout our five state market area,” said Brian Holt, Weis Markets Vice President, Marketing and Advertising. “With their dedication to the annual program, we generated record donations in 2016, helping us give more than $1.2 million in total contributions and product donations since 2008.”

During the five-week program, which ran April 28 through June 2, Weis Markets customers had the opportunity to make donations of $1, $3 or $5, or purchase a Paws for Pets reusable bag for $2. All proceeds will be donated to local animal shelters and rescue organizations selected by individual stores in their own communities.  Weis Markets shoppers also contributed to the program by purchasing and donating various pet-related products often found on a shelter’s wish list. Items included dog, cat, puppy and kitten food, kitty litter, collars, harnesses and leashes, toys, treats, pet shampoos, nail clippers, pet brushes, combs, food and water bowls, dishwashing liquid, bleach, mops and brooms, towels/washcloths and powder-free latex gloves.

Weis Markets’ East Stroudsburg store was the chain leader, raising $6,199 for the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe. Seventy Weis Markets locations also held pet adoption events resulting in many animals finding forever homes.  For more information, please visit WeisMarkets.com.

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Weis Markets' annual initiative, Paws for Pets, raised $212,045 benefiting 115 local animal shelters and pet rescue organizations

Weis Markets’ annual initiative, Paws for Pets, raised $212,045 benefiting 115 local animal shelters and pet rescue organizations

Weis Markets received final Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) approval to open a beer café in its store in York

Café, which is now open, offers more than 800 varieties of beer

SUNBURY, PA and YORK, 2016-Jun-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today  announced it has received final Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) approval to open a beer café in its store in the Carlisle Community Center on White Street in York. Associates began stocking shelves and coolers after receiving the approval and the café is now open for business.

The 30-seat beer café will sell beer for both on-premise consumption and take-out. It offers more than 800 varieties, with an extensive collection of local craft beers, including beers brewed by Wyndridge Farm Brewing and Liquid Hero Brewing.

The café is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

This is the sixth Weis Markets’ beer café to open in York County. The company operates beer cafés in 43 of its Pennsylvania stores.

SOURCE: Weis Markets

Weis Markets to purchase five Mars stores in Baltimore County from Mars Super Markets, Inc.

Purchase is expected to be complete in late July

Sunbury, PA, 2016-Jun-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today announced it has entered into an agreement with Mars Super Markets, Inc. to purchase five Mars stores in Baltimore County, including two in Dundalk and individual units in Essex, Arbutus and Carney.

The Company intends to complete the purchase in late July. Once the purchase is complete, Weis Markets will operate nine stores in Baltimore County, essentially doubling its footprint in the region.

“This is an important acquisition for us as we’ve been steadily expanding within Baltimore County in recent years,” said Jonathan Weis, Weis Markets’ Chairman and CEO. “We have great respect for Mars, the D’Anna family and their associates who have long-served the public as a locally-focused food retailer. These are successful, well-run stores and we look forward to interviewing the associates of these stores for employment with our company.”

“We have strived to truly be a part of the communities we serve and are proud of our legacy for providing both quality and service.  We are grateful for our loyal customers and for our associates who serve them,” said Mars Super Markets Chairman and CEO Chris D’Anna. “As a family-owned business, we recognize Weis Markets as a company with a similar commitment to its communities, customers and associates. This was an extremely important consideration in our decision.”

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About Weis Markets
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 162 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. In Baltimore County, it operates stores in Perry Hall (2), Towson and Woodlawn. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.

About Mars Super Markets
Mars Super Markets is a food retailer based in Metropolitan Baltimore. It was founded by Joseph D’Anna in 1943. The Food Partners represented Mars Super Markets in the transaction as its strategic and financial advisor.

SOURCE: Weis Markets

Weis Markets announces its new shelf tag program, Nutri-Facts™

Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets, Inc., today announced its new shelf tag program, Nutri-Facts™. As part of this program, customers will see brightly-colored icons on pricing tags to help them easily identify the foods that meet their unique health and lifestyle needs.

“Weis Markets is committed to helping our customers live well. We can accomplish this goal by providing tools and resources on healthy eating and simplifying the process of finding nutritious foods in our stores,” said Beth Stark, Manager of Lifestyle Initiatives for Weis Markets. “Our Nutri-Facts program is designed to provide a snapshot of food products so that at a glance, a customer can determine if its nutrition or lifestyle profile fits their individual needs and the needs of their family.”

Using U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines, the Weis Dietitians developed 13 Nutri-Facts™ icons that include popular dietary and health identifiers that are in demand by customers, including organic, gluten free, whole grain, carb conscious, heart healthy, vegan, no added sugar, low sodium, vegan and more. Customers will have to look no further than the product pricing tag on the shelf to see what health and lifestyle attributes are associated the products.

The Weis Dietitian team also recently launched its Fresh for You and Superfoods programs. Fresh for You foods are hand-selected by the dietitian team based on nutritional profiles and will be flagged with a sign that provides helpful information on ways to incorporate the food into recipes and meal ideas.  The Superfoods program highlights nutrient-rich foods that naturally contain significant amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Customers will see signs for colorful superfoods signs throughout the store that offer tips for use.

Since 2003, Weis Markets has employed dietitians to provide resources to customers to help them lead a healthy lifestyle. The current team consists of four registered dietitians, two of which are based in Weis stores, that are readily available to answer customers’ food, nutrition and wellness questions.

For more information about Weis Markets or its health, wellness and nutrition programs, please visit WeisMarkets.com/healthyliving or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.

Nutri-Facts

Weis Markets, Inc.

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

Weis Markets receives final Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approval to open beer café in its Mechanicsburg store

First Harrisburg area in-store café is fully stocked and open for business

SUNBURY, PA and Mechanicsburg, PA, 2016-Mar-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today received final Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) approval earlier today to open a beer café in its Mechanicsburg store located at 5140 Simpson Ferry Road. Associates began stocking shelves and coolers after receiving the approval and the café is now open for business.

The 30-seat beer café will sell beer for both on premise consumption and take-out. It offers more than 928 varieties, including an extensive collection of local craft beers, including beers brewed by Troeg’s Brewing Company, Appalachian Brewing Co, Stoudt’s, Victory, Lancaster Brewing and Liquid Hero.

The café is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

SOURCE: Weis Markets

Corporate Address:
Weis Markets, Inc.
1000 South Second Street
PO Box 471
Sunbury, Pennsylvania 17801
1-866-999-9347 & select option 5 for assistance.

Weis Markets opens its remodeled store in the Grandview Plaza in Hanover, PA

Hanover, PA, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Remodeled store now features in-store beer café with 900 varieties of beer

Weis Markets celebrated the Grand Reopening of its remodeled store in the Grandview Plaza on Baltimore Street in Hanover on Friday, February 5.

The former’s Nell’s location which reopened as a Weis Markets’ store in September has been extensively remodeled. As a result of the remodel, the 56,100 square-foot store now has a 30-seat beer café with more than 900 varieties of local crafts and imports, including Wyndridge Farms and Liquid Hero Brewery craft beers, which are brewed in York County. Customers can also create their own six packs. Beer can be purchased for takeout or on site consumption. The beer café opened in mid-January.

Since September, the store has added 1,600 new products. It has all new décor, expanded and upgraded fresh departments, a larger variety of natural and organics, a pharmacy and an expanded floral department. The store now sells fresh, store made sushi and hot pizza in the deli.

At the Grand Reopening celebration, the store made $500 donations to three local organizations: the Parkville Fire Company, Penn Township Police Department and God’s Meal Barrel, a local food pantry. Weis Markets will also announce a $1000 donation to the South Western School District Education Foundation and a $500 donation to the YWCA of Hanover.

SOURCE: Weis Markets, Inc.

Weis Markets, Inc.

1000 South Second Street
PO Box 471
Sunbury, Pennsylvania 17801

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Weis Markets opens its remodeled store in the Grandview Plaza in Hanover, PA

Weis Markets opens its remodeled store in the Grandview Plaza in Hanover, PA

Weis Markets’ remodeled store on Crawford Drive in Bethlehem opens

Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets celebrated the Grand Reopening of its remodeled store on Crawford Drive in Bethlehem, Thursday, January 14

The store has all new décor as well as a new organic and natural department. The remodel also includes an expanded floral department and a new gourmet cheese section.

A 30-seat beer café with more than 900 varieties of local crafts and imports opened in November. Customers can create their own six packs and beer can be purchased for takeout or on site consumption. The store also offers online shopping available at weismarkets.com/onlineshopping. Customers can order groceries online and pick up them up at the store in as little as four hours.

At the Grand Reopening celebration, the store made $1500 in donations to three local organizations: the Hanover Township Community Center, Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Company and the Colonial Regional Police Department. The company also announced a $20,500 donation to the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, made possible through sales of its Weis Quality Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream and specially marked pink bottles of Weis Quality Spring Water.

SOURCE: Weis Markets

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Weis Markets' remodeled store on Crawford Drive in Bethlehem opens

Weis Markets’ remodeled store on Crawford Drive in Bethlehem opens

Weis Markets opened in-store beer café at its Muncy store in Pennsylvania

Sunbury, PA and Muncy, PA, 2015-12-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today announced it has opened an in-store beer café at its Muncy store located on 1272 East Penn Street. The café received final approval from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) and opened Thursday afternoon.

The 30-seat café sells beer for both take-out and on-premise consumption and offers more than 900 varieties, including a wide selection of imported and regional craft beers such as Old Forge Brewing Company, SBC and Troeg’s .

The company now operates beer cafés in 39 stores in Pennsylvania including its Lycoming Creek Road location in Williamsport.

For more information on Weis Markets and its locations, visit WeisMarkets.com.

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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.

SOURCE: Weis Markets

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Weis Markets opened in-store beer café at its Muncy store in Pennsylvania

Weis associate Pamela Gallew stocking new in-store beer cafe in Muncy

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 Markets new in-store Café in Lansdale Store offers 900 varieties of beer

Sunbury, PA and Lansdale, PA, 2015-11-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today announced it has opened an in-store beer café at its Lansdale store. The café received final approval from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) on Thursday.

The 30-seat café sells beer for both take-out and on-premise consumption and offers 900 varieties, including a wide selection of imported and locally sourced craft beers.

The company now operates beer cafés in 34 stores, including its Doylestown, Norristown and Conshohocken locations. It also plans open a beer café in its Pennsburg store.

For more information on Weis Markets and its locations, visit WeisMarkets.com.

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.

SOURCE: Weis Markets