Weis is buying 3 Genaurdis!
Weis Markets is picking up 3 Genuardi's stores which were still up for grabs. They include Doylestown, Conshohoken and Norristown. The Doylestown store will be located right next store to an nicely renovated Acme. The impending Conshohoken Weis falls about equal distance between the Acmes in King of Prussia and Flourtown. Probably too far from either to have any impact. The Conshohoken Weis will going up against a nearby Giant. In Norristown, Weis will be setting up shop between a Walmart and a ShopRite (formerly a Giant'Landover store). A former Acme is located 2 blocks away in the Northowne Plaza. Currently a Big Lots. More details at phillyBurbs.com. Thanks to Steve W. for the link!
In other Weis news... the company has reported strong results for 2011. You can read the details at PR Newswire.
It's official... Essential Everyday brand going
store-wide and company-wide!
The good news.... Flavorite, Richfoods and Homelife brands to be elliminated in favor of the Essential Everyday brand making for a more consistent brand experience in-store. The bad news... Essential Everyday going into all of SuperValu's independent stores as well making Acme's "brand" available all over the place. You can read more about it all at Progressive Grocer.