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August 1, 2014

Publix Super Markets and Weis Markets reported respectable second quarter sales growth, but profits were harder to come by.

Publix Super Markets and Weis Markets reported respectable second quarter sales growth, but profits were harder to come by.

Publix, the nation’s fifth largest supermarket chain, said sales for its second quarter increased 6.6% to $7.5 billion, with 1.3% of the gain related to the timing of Easter. Same store sales increased 6.3%. Despite the top line improvement, Publix said profits increased slightly less than 1% to $404.1 million from $400.9 million while earnings per share increased by a penny to 52 cents.

June 9, 2014

Weis Markets plans to offer online shopping with in-store pick-up at its Fogelsville store beginning June 8.

Weis Markets plans to offer online shopping with in-store pick-up at its Fogelsville store beginning June 8.

May 14, 2014

Weis Markets has appointed David Gose as the company’s SVP of operations.

Weis Markets has appointed David Gose as the company’s SVP of operations.

In that capacity Gose will oversee the day-to-day operation and management of the company’s stores. He reports to COO Kurt Schertle.

May 7, 2014

The timing of the Easter holiday, which was observed in last year’s first quarter but this year’s second, affected Weis Market’s first quarter results for the period ended March 29.

The timing of the Easter holiday, which was observed in last year’s first quarter but this year’s second, affected Weis Market’s first quarter results for the period ended March 29.

The company's sales for the quarter increased 0.6% to $687.1 million while its comparable store sales for the quarter decreased 1.3% compared to the same period a year ago.

April 25, 2014

Regional grocer Weis Markets is pressing forward with a $101 million capital expenditure program this year as it looks to restore top line growth at its Northeast operations.

Regional grocer Weis Markets is pressing forward with a $101 million capital expenditure program this year as it looks to restore top line growth at its Northeast operations.

The operator of 166 stores, 122 of which are located in Pennsylvania, confirmed a previously disclosed capital expenditure budget of $101 million would be used to fund 16 projects. Those projects consist of two new stores under construction in Selinsgrove and Enola, Pa., 13 remodels and expansion of a 1.1 million-sq.-ft. distribution center in Milton, Pa.

March 5, 2014

Weis Markets cited a shortened holiday season among the reasons for a decline in fourth quarter and year-to-date sales.

Weis Markets cited a shortened holiday season among the reasons for a decline in fourth quarter and year-to-date sales.

The company reported $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 has promoted Kurt Schertle, previously the company’s EVP, to COO.

Weis Markets has promoted Kurt Schertle, previously the company’s EVP, to COO.

February 14, 2014

Weis Markets has named Jonathan Weis as president and CEO. Weis will retain his role as company vice chairman.

Weis Markets has named Jonathan Weis as president and CEO. Weis will retain his role as company vice chairman.

Weis has been serving as the company's interim CEO. In his new role, 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 president and CEO David J. Hepfinger has left the company to pursue other interests. Company vice chairman Jonathan H. Weis has replaced him as interim CEO, and Robert F. Weis remains the company’s chairman.

Weis Markets president and CEO David J. Hepfinger has left the company to pursue other interests. Company vice chairman Jonathan H. Weis has replaced him as interim CEO, and Robert F. Weis remains the company’s chairman.

April 4, 2013

Weis Markets announced that Gretchen Suydan has joined the company as director of marketing.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets announced that Gretchen Suydan has joined the company 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 has promoted Paul Stombaugh to VP/corporate controller.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets has 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 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.

October 29, 2012

Weis Markets reported a 1.2% increase in net income to $17.2 million for its third quarter thanks to disciplined promotions, increased store-level productivity and improved efficiency.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets reported a 1.2% increase in net income to $17.2 million for its third quarter thanks to disciplined promotions, increased store-level productivity and improved efficiency. Earnings per share increased 1.6% to 64 cents per share compared with the same period in 2011.

July 16, 2012

Weis Markets has lowered the prices on over 1,000 staple items and that it will freeze the prices of these products for 100 days in recognition of its 100 year anniversary this year.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets has lowered the prices on over 1,000 staple items and that it will freeze the prices of these products for 100 days in recognition of its 100 year anniversary this year. 

It is the Company's ninth Price Freeze since 2009.

June 11, 2012

Weis Markets has closed on its purchase of three former Genuardi's stores and is slated to reopen them this weekend.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets has closed on its purchase of three former Genuardi's stores and is slated to reopen them this weekend.

In advance of these store openings on June 16, located in Conshohocken, Doylestown and East Norristown, Pa., Weis said it will reopen each store's pharmacy Monday at 12 noon to minimize prescription service disruption.

Weis added that it has hired 218 former Genuardi employees and has added 150 positions, which will allow each store to double the number of cashiers it employs and increase front-end service.

May 18, 2012

Weis Markets on Thursday announced it has begun the construction of an environmentally innovative 65,000-sq.-ft. superstore in Fogelsville, Pa.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Thursday announced it has begun the construction of an environmentally innovative 65,000-sq.-ft. superstore in Fogelsville, Pa.

When construction is completed, the store is expected to achieve U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification for measurably reducing or mitigating its environmental impact for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, material selection and indoor environmental quality.

May 4, 2012

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets experienced a jump in its net income and operating income during the first quarter ended March 31, the retailer said.

March 21, 2012

Weis Markets is expanding its presence in the digital space.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets is expanding its presence in the digital space.

The company earlier this month launched a free mobile application, which allows customers to view its weekly circulars and compile detailed shopping lists on their iPhone and Android smartphones. Settings for the app can be customized so customers can view weekly circular specials at their local store and lists can be synchronized between the list on their device and their list on WeisMarkets.com. Additional features include:

February 13, 2012

Weis Markets on Monday reported an increase in 2011 sales of 5% to $2.8 billion.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Monday reported an increase in 2011 sales of 5% to $2.8 billion.

Weis said its comparable sales for the calendar year also were up, increasing 4.2% for 2011, compared with the year-ago period.

December 19, 2011

Weis Markets announced that it has raised $100,000 for Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that raises awareness and enlists public support for the needs of injured service members.

 BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — Weis Markets announced that it has raised $100,000 for Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that raises awareness and enlists public support for the needs of injured service members. The company's Bloomsburg store associates presented the check to Jeff Combs, who is a warrior outreach coordinator for Wounded Warrior Project and a former US Marine who was severely wounded while serving in Iraq.

December 9, 2011

Weis Markets recently expanded its loyalty card program with a gold preferred customer offering that customizes offers for regular shoppers who spend at least $3,500 in a calendar year.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets recently expanded its loyalty card program with a gold preferred customer offering that customizes offers for regular shoppers who spend at least $3,500 in a calendar year.

"Once a calendar year Weis will send out gold cards to qualifying customers based on their shopping habits the previous year," the grocer stated on a website explaining the deal. "The gold card will have an expiration date printed on it, and if you qualify again the next year you’ll automatically be sent a new card."

October 12, 2011

Weis Markets reported its third quarter sales increased 6% to $678.6 million and that its comparable-store sales increased 6.5% during the thirteen-week period ending Sept. 24 compared with the same period a year ago.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets reported its third quarter sales increased 6% to $678.6 million and that its comparable-store sales increased 6.5% during the thirteen-week period ending Sept. 24 compared with the same period a year ago.

During the period, the company's net income increased 4.1% to $17 million compared with the same period a year ago.  The company's third quarter earnings per share increased to 63 cents compared with 61 cents per share in 2010.

September 9, 2011

Weis Markets earlier this week named Regina Tator as its director of private brands.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets earlier this week named Regina Tator as its director of private brands.

Tator succeeds Bruno Garisto, who was recently named VP center store sales and merchandising. Tator will oversee the product development and sales and marketing for the company’s 6,300 private-brand products, including center store, healthy and beauty care, and perishable private products.

August 15, 2011

The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania recently recognized Weis Markets for its commitment to recycling and its innovative program to recycle waxed cardboard used to ship and store fresh vegetables and meats, the grocer announced Monday.

SUNBURY, Pa. — The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania recently recognized Weis Markets for its commitment to recycling and its innovative program to recycle waxed cardboard used to ship and store fresh vegetables and meats, the grocer announced Monday.

In 2010, Weis Markets teamed up with Envirolog to recycle its waxed cardboard and produce Envirolog fireplace logs, which are sold in Weis Markets stores.  Typically, supermarkets send most of their waxed cardboard to landfills since it is difficult to recycle.

August 11, 2011

Weis Markets earlier this week named Mike Mignola VP store operations and Bruno Garisto VP center store sales and merchandising.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets earlier this week named Mike Mignola VP store operations and Bruno Garisto VP center store sales and merchandising.