Weis Markets unveiled its fifth store in New Jersey in the town of Flanders. The 58,500-square-foot supermarket, which employs 200 full- and part-time associates, features expansive fresh departments, including a large produce department with a selection of organic fruits and vegetables, as well as a full-service pharmacy.
The new store also includes advanced refrigeration and climate control technologies designed to lessen the store’s impact on the environment and global warming. The eco-friendly technologies will reduce the store’s refrigerant usage by 60 percent compared to a conventional supermarket. As a result, it is expected to achieve the U.S. EPA’s GreenChill gold-level certification.
“This store in Flanders marks our first grand opening of the year, our fifth location in the state of New Jersey, and the 166th store in the Weis Markets chain,” said Kurt Schertle, EVP for the Sunbury, Pa.-based Weis Markets. “We look forward to being a good neighbor and serving the local Flanders community with our affordable prices, welcoming atmosphere and large selection of products that will surpass customers' expectations.”
To commemorate the opening, Weis Markets donated $10,000 to community organizations and charities in the Flanders area.