Weis Markets has begun construction of an environmentally innovative 65,000-square-foot superstore in Fogelsville, Pa.
When 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. The Fogelsville market will be Weis Markets’ first LEED-certified store.
The store will also incorporate advanced refrigeration technologies to reduce refrigerant emissions by 60 percent compared to the typical supermarket.
The store will also boast larger perishable departments, including a produce department with a greater selection of organic produce and a large deli with an expanded foodservice section; service meat and seafood departments; center store, dairy and frozen departments with a wider selection of name brand, private brand, gourmet and ethnic products; a full-service pharmacy; and an in-store café where beer is sold.
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets operates 159 stores in its home state of Pennsylvania, plus Maryland, New York, New Jersey and West Virginia.