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April 3, 2014

Weis Markets on Wednesday announced the promotion of Brian Bosworth to director of center store sales; Maria Panko to senior manager private brands and specialty, organic, natural and ethnic foods; and John Evans to center store sales manager.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Wednesday announced the promotion of Brian Bosworth to director of center store sales; Maria Panko to senior manager private brands and specialty, organic, natural and ethnic foods; and John Evans to center store sales manager.

As director of center store sales, Bosworth is responsible for sales, merchandising and procurement. In his new role, he will oversee a team of center store category managers. In 2011, he joined the company as a category manager and worked as a center store sales manager prior to his promotion.

March 5, 2014

Weis Markets on Tuesday evening posted $686.4 million in fourth-quarter sales for the 13-week period ended Dec. 28, 2013, representing a decline of 1.1% as compared to the year-ago period.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Tuesday evening posted $686.4 million in fourth-quarter sales for the 13-week period ended Dec. 28, 2013, representing a decline of 1.1% as compared to the year-ago period. Comparable store sales for the same period were down 3.5%. In 2013, the company's sales totaled $2.7 billion, down 0.3% compared to 2012. Comparable store sales for the 52-week period ending Dec. 28 declined 2.6%.

March 4, 2014

Weis Markets on Monday announced the promotion of Kurt Schertle to COO.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Monday announced the promotion of Kurt Schertle to COO.

February 20, 2014

Weis Markets on Wednesday announced that its newest location in Flanders, N.J., will open its doors to the public on March 2.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Wednesday announced that its newest location in Flanders, N.J. will open its doors to the public on March 2 at 6 a.m. 

Weis plans to mark the occasion with a grand opening community celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony later that morning at 9 a.m.

The 66,000-square foot supermarket will feature expansive fresh departments, including a large produce department and a full-service pharmacy. This is the fifth Weis Markets to open in New Jersey.

 

February 14, 2014

Weis Markets on Friday named Jonathan Weis as company president and CEO. Weis, 46, will also retain his role as company vice chairman.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Friday named Jonathan Weis as company president and CEO. Weis, 46, will also retain his role as company vice chairman.

Previously, Weis had been serving as the company's interim CEO. As president and CEO, Weis will oversee all aspects of the company's retail, supply chain, merchandising, human resources, information technology, finance, real estate and manufacturing operations.

September 23, 2013

Weis Markets on Monday announced company president and CEO David Hepfinger has left the company to pursue other interests.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Monday announced company president and CEO David Hepfinger has left the company to pursue other interests. Weis vice chairman Jonathan Weis replaces him as interim CEO.  Robert Weis remains as company chairman.

"We thank Dave for his service and contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors," Weis said in a statement.

August 29, 2013

Weis Markets on Wednesday announced that it will launch its sixth annual Fight Hunger Program to run throughout Hunger Action Month this September.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Wednesday announced that it will launch its sixth annual Fight Hunger Program to run throughout Hunger Action Month this September. The program works to provide food and monetary donations to local food banks and emergency food providers in Weis’ 165-store service area.

August 20, 2013

Weis Markets announced it has expanded its Weis Online Shopping service to eight New Jersey and Pennsylvania locations, bringing the convenience of online grocery orders with store pick-up to the Delaware Valley.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Monday announced it has expanded its Weis Online Shopping service to eight New Jersey and Pennsylvania locations, bringing the convenience of online grocery orders with store pick-up to the Delaware Valley. 

It's a prime example of how more retailers are looking to compete in the omnichannel arena, where shoppers are treated to a where-they-want, what-they-want, when-they-want buying experience. 

July 31, 2013

Weis Markets on Tuesday donated $100,000 to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank during a check presentation at the company’s Camp Hill, Pa., store.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Tuesday donated $100,000 to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank during a check presentation at the company’s Camp Hill, Pa., store. The $100,000 donation is a result of the Weis Markets’ 2012 Fight Hunger campaign, an annual program that runs during Hunger Action Month in September. 

July 17, 2013

More than 1,300 products have been reduced in price and will remain at these discounted levels for 90 days.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Monday announced the launch of its 11th round of price freezes, effective in all 164 stores. 

“Our Prize Freeze program has generated consistent savings for our customers since 2009,” stated Kurt Schertle, Weis Markets’ EVP sales and merchandising. “It is an extremely effective program that helps our customers lock in long-term savings at a time when they are looking for consistently strong values.”

June 12, 2013

Inmar on Wednesday announced Weis Markets has expanded its membership in the Inmar Promotion Network with the activation of a new digital coupon program, which adds paperless coupons to Weis' marketing portfolio.

 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Inmar on Wednesday announced Weis Markets has expanded its membership in the Inmar Promotion Network with the activation of a new digital coupon program, which adds paperless coupons to Weis' marketing portfolio.

According to Inmar, redemption of paperless coupons has doubled in volume every year since 2008. In 2012, Inmar processed more than 20 million paperless coupons.

June 11, 2013

Weis Markets’ stores raised $189,000 in donations and pet supplies for more than 90 local animal shelters and rescue organizations during its month-long Paws for Pets program, the grocer announced.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets’ stores raised $189,000 in donations and pet supplies for more than 90 local animal shelters and rescue organizations during its month-long Paws for Pets program, the grocer announced Monday.

May 6, 2013

Weis Markets on Monday posted first-quarter sales of $682.7 million, representing an increase of 3.2%. Same-store sales were up 0.8%.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Monday posted first-quarter sales of $682.7 million, representing an increase of 3.2%. Same-store sales were up 0.8%.  

"We continue to make forward progress in a market impacted by a poor economy that is generating minimal job growth. These have been ongoing trends in most of the markets we serve," said David Hepfinger, Weis Markets' president and CEO.  "Our customers also were impacted in the first quarter by a tax increase and post-holiday debt," he said. 

April 25, 2013

Weis Markets on Thursday announced it would invest $135 million in its 2013 capital expenditure program, an 8% increase compared to the year prior.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Thursday announced it would invest $135 million in its 2013 capital expenditure program, an 8% increase compared to the year prior. 

“To position our company for continued growth, we have made record investments in our store base,” Jonathan Weis, Weis Market's vice chairman, told shareholders during the grocer's annual meeting held here. In 2013, the company is planning 37 major projects, including four new stores, 15 major remodels and 17 remodels.

April 8, 2013

Weis Markets on Sunday celebrated the completion of its Hamburg location remodel and upgrade.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Sunday celebrated the completion of its Hamburg location remodel and upgrade.

The store’s pharmacy, which was once a separate location, has been integrated into the store. In addition, the store’s HBC section has been relocated and is now adjacent to the pharmacy.

The store now features all new décor, a new exterior and expanded food service options, including in-store pizza and an upgraded bakery. 

April 3, 2013

Weis Markets on Wednesday announced that Gretchen Suydan has joined the central Pennsylvania grocer as director of marketing. The company announced the promotions of Brian Bosworth to sales director and Maria Panko to private brands manager.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Wednesday announced that Gretchen Suydan has joined the central Pennsylvania grocer as director of marketing. The company announced the promotions of Brian Bosworth to sales director and Maria Panko to private brands manager.

March 28, 2013

Weis Markets on Thursday promoted Paul Stombaugh to VP/corporate controller.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Thursday promoted Paul Stombaugh to VP/corporate controller. 

Stombaugh will take on an expanded role in the company’s decision support and its strategic development. He also will continue to oversee its financial accounting and reporting functions, internal controls, treasury and budgets, Weis reported. He will continue to report to Scott Frost, SVP and CFO.

March 14, 2013

Earlier in the week Weis Markets promoted Mike Mignola to SVP store operations, reporting to Weis president and CEO David Hepfinger.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Earlier in the week Weis Markets promoted Mike Mignola to SVP store operations, reporting to Weis president and CEO David Hepfinger. He will continue to manage day-to-day operations for the grocer. 

Mignola had been named VP store operations in 2011. 

March 13, 2013

Weis Markets has re-upped president and CEO David Hepfinger's contract with a new five-year deal, according to an 8-K filing made Wednesday.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets has re-upped president and CEO David Hepfinger's contract with a new five-year deal, according to an 8-K filing made Wednesday. 

The new contract is retroactive to March 1 and supersedes Hepfinger's previous contract enacted March 1, 2010. 

Weis shares were up slightly by 26 cents to $41.02 in mid-morning trading.

March 5, 2013

Weis Markets on Tuesday reported net income of $82.5 million for the 52-week period ended Dec. 29.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Tuesday reported net income of $82.5 million for the 52-week period ended Dec. 29. Even with one less week of sales, that's up 9.2% versus fiscal 2011, which was a 53-week period, the grocer noted. Sales were down slightly by 1.9% to $2.7 billion compared with the week-longer year-ago period. Comparable sales were down 2%. 

Adjusting for the 52-week to 53-week comparison, the grocer's 2012 net income increased 13.9% while sales and comparable store sales were flat.

February 19, 2013

Weis Markets promoted Rick Seipp to VP pharmacy.

SUNBURY, Pa. —  Weis Markets on Monday promoted Rick Seipp to VP pharmacy. 

In his new position, Seipp will oversee the day-to-day merchandising, operation and management of Weis Markets’ 131 pharmacies. He will also oversee the company’s Lifestyle Initiatives’ team, which focuses on health and wellness issues.  

January 14, 2013

Profitect announced that Weis Markets has selected its cloud-based Profit Amplification solution, a pattern-seeking predictive analytics tool, for deployment throughout the chain.

WALTHAM, Mass. — Profitect on Monday announced that Weis Markets has selected its cloud-based Profit Amplification solution, a pattern-seeking predictive analytics tool, for deployment throughout the chain. 

January 4, 2013

Weis Markets on Friday announced the launch of its 10th round of price freezes, effective in all 163 store locations.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Friday announced the launch of its 10th round of price freezes, effective in all 163 store locations. 

More than 2,000 products have been reduced in price and will stay at these discounted levels for 90 days. Since the company began its price freezing initiative in January 2009, Weis customers have saved more than $40 million dollars, the grocer stated.

November 29, 2012

Weis Markets on Wednesday announced it will donate $22,000 to the Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children, established in 2011 to help prevent child abuse, improve reporting of suspected abuse and provide comprehensive care to children who have experienced abuse.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Wednesday announced it will donate $22,000 to the Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children, established in 2011 to help prevent child abuse, improve reporting of suspected abuse and provide comprehensive care to children who have experienced abuse.

Under the “Touchdowns for Children” campaign, every Nittany Lion touchdown earned $500 from Weis for the duration of the regular 2012 season. Proceeds will go towards funding targeted research, treatment and education at the center.

November 13, 2012

Weis Markets on Tuesday announced it will open the Lehigh Valley’s first LEED-certified grocery store in Fogelsville, Pa. in December.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Tuesday announced it will open the Lehigh Valley’s first LEED-certified grocery store in Fogelsville, Pa. in December. 

The 65,800-sq.-ft. superstore also is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified location in the 162-store Weis Markets’ footprint. The Fogelsville location will feature a larger perishable department, including a produce department with a greater selection of organic produce, an in-store café where beer will be sold, and a full-service pharmacy.