SUNBURY, Pa., Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE: WMK), today announced it has converted and reopened five former Mars Super Markets as Weis Markets stores located in Baltimore County, including two locations in Dundalk and individual units in Essex, Arbutus and Carney. It has hired more than 500 new associates who held previous employment with Mars.
"We have converted and reopened our stores in record time to reduce to the inconvenience to the communities we serve," said Kurt Schertle, Weis Markets' Chief Operating Officer. "We look forward to sharing our commitment of value, quality and customer service with residents in the area, and are extremely pleased to welcome more than 500 new Weis associates to our team."
The newly converted Weis Markets stores will continue to offer a wide variety of local products and will now include 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.
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About Weis Markets
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. 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.
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