The wait is over for those looking to be a part of Weis Markets’ newly-converted stores. The retailer has now completed the switch from 44 of its recently acquired markets into official Weis locations. In addition to increasing the company’s footprint in Virginia and Delaware, this increases the total number of stores operated by Weis by 25 percent.
Weis has undoubtedly had a busy year in 2016, having acquired a Nell’s Family Market in Pennsylvania, five stores from Mars Super Market, and 38 from Food Lion as part of a divestiture following Delhaize and Ahold’s merger.
"We are pleased with the timeline and conversion process that took place over the past three months to bring these 44 units on line as Weis Markets stores—all of which are now open and proudly serving their local communities," said Jonathan Weis, the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "This was a tremendous undertaking for our organization and we are very proud of our associates who helped make it possible."
According to a press release, Weis Markets had completed the conversions for the majority of these stores, including the 38 former Food Lions, in September, October, and early November. In total, the company interviewed and hired more than 2,000 team members who were previously employed at the acquired locations.
Weis Markets now operates 204 stores in seven states: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and West Virginia.