Weis Markets Begins 38 Food Lion Conversions

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Weis Markets Begins 38 Food Lion Conversions

09/13/2016

Weis Markets Inc. is embarking on the planned conversions of 38 Food Lion locations in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware, which it expects to complete by the end of October. The Sunbury, Pa.-based regional retailer's addition of the former Food Lion stores, made in tandem with the FTC-mandated divesture of 86 stores prior to the merger of Delhaize and Ahold, will enable it to grow its 167-store, five-state footprint to more than 200 sites in seven states.

“Once the conversions are completed over the next two months, we will have nearly doubled our Maryland store count and expanded into Virginia and Delaware,” said Kurt Schertle, Weis Markets’ COO. “Our goal is to build on our advantages as a locally focused retailer that offers a strong combination of quality, value and service. As part of this commitment, we plan to expand variety in every department.”

Weis Markets plans to hire more than 2,000 current Food Lion employees. “We are reaching out to the Food Lion associates who work in these stores and look forward to hiring and ultimately welcoming them to our company,” continued Schertle. “It’s an exciting time for our company as we grow and expand into new territories, and we’re grateful to our associates and loyal customers for their continued support.”

This week, Weis Markets will convert Food Lion units in Cumberland, Frostburg, Owings Mill, Eldersburg and Reisterstown, Md., and will reopen them on Friday, Sept. 16. In the following week, it will convert additional Maryland Food Lions in Columbia, Elkridge, Gaithersburg (2) and Mitchellville, with plans to reopen them on Friday, Sept. 23.

The newly converted stores will offer a variety of local products, along with more than 3,000 Weis brand products. The grocer will also expand its long-standing history of partnering with local farmers and growers to provide fresh. affordable food, including a wide selection of organic produce, baked goods, quality meats and fresh dairy items.

The 38 former Food Lion stores represent Weis Markets' second major acquisition in 2016. In August, it completed the conversion of five Mars Super Markets in Baltimore County, Md. Once all store conversions are complete, Weis will have increased the number of its operating stores by more than 25 percent and will operate 204 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and West Virginia.

Weis Markets plans to close and reopen each location quickly and efficiently to ensure that customers experience minimal inconvenience during a process that's expected to take less than one week per location.

The following is a complete list of former Food Lion stores that Weis Markets intends to convert this fall:

 

Address

City

State

15300 Mcmullen Hwy SW

Cumberland

MD

17600 Old National Sq Pike

Frostburg

MD

9251 Lakeside Boulevard

Owings Mill

MD

6375 Monroe Avenue

Eldersburg

MD

10 Village Center Road

Reisterstown

MD

5896 Robert Oliver Place

Columbia

MD

6551 Waterloo Road

Elkridge

MD

16567 South Frederick Road

Gaithersburg

MD

883 Russell Avenue

Gaithersburg

MD

12100 Central Avenue

Mitchellville

MD

3261 Solomons Island Road

Edgewater

MD

5715 Crain Highway

Upper Marlboro

MD

750 Prince Frederick Blvd

Prince Frederick

MD

100 Drury Drive

La Plata

MD

15789 Livingston Road

Accokeek

MD

210 H G Trueman Road

Lusby

MD

13300 H G Trueman Road

Solomons

MD

45315 Alton Lane

California

MD

20995 Point Lookout Road

Callaway

MD

19 St. Mary's Square

Lexington Park

MD

17232 N Village Main Blvd

Lewes

DE

24832 John J Williams Hwy

Millsboro

DE

36731 Old Mill Road

Millville

DE

19287 Miller Road

Rehoboth Beach

DE

219 Marlboro Avenue

Easton

MD

505 Meadowbrook Shopping Center

Culpeper

VA

540 Culpeper Town Mall

Culpeper

VA

905 Garrisonville Road

Stafford

VA

2612 Jefferson Davis Highway

Stafford

VA

282 Deacon Road

Fredericksburg

VA

4153 Plank Road

Fredericksburg

VA

515 Jefferson Davis Highway

Fredericksburg

VA

736 Warrenton Road

Fredericksburg

VA

10871 Tidewater Trail

Fredericksburg

VA

10611 Courthouse Road

Fredericksburg

VA

10601 Spotsylvania Avenue

Fredericksburg

VA

7100 Salem Fields Boulevard

Fredericksburg

VA

9801 Courthouse Road

Spotsylvania

VA