Company Press Release
Weis Markets today announced its schedule to convert five Mars Super Markets into Weis Markets locations. The stores will close at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, July 29 and will reopen as Weis Markets at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 4, with more than 500 former Mars employees joining the new Weis Markets store teams. The acquired locations in Baltimore County include two stores in Dundalk and individual units in Essex, Arbutus and Carney.
“We are excited to steadily grow within Baltimore County and will make this transition as seamless as possible for the community and our new associates,” said Kurt Schertle, Weis Markets’ Chief Operating Officer. “Our goal is continuity; we will continue to offer a wide variety of local products carried in Mars stores. We are also thrilled that more than 500 Mars associates will join our Weis Markets family. We look forward to sharing our commitment of value, quality and customer service.”
The newly converted Weis Markets stores will add 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.