Photograph courtesy of Weis Markets
Weis Markets has opened two new replacement stores in Lehigh Valley, Pa., offering customers in Bethlehem and Lower Macungie “more amenities, a broader range of products and increased convenience,” CEO Jonathan Weis said in a release.
Both the Bethlehem and Lower Macungie locations feature beer-wine cafes, fuel centers, pharmacies, sushi prepared in-store, new meal solution centers, increased variety in the natural and organic stores-within-a-store, better parking and accessibility, and environmentally-friendly solutions such as a CO2 refrigeration system and LED lighting throughout.
. @weismarkets new replacement stores in Lower Macungie and Bethlehem are officially open! A big thanks to our associates and customers for making this day possible #neweis#grandopening#Bethlehem#lowermacungiepic.twitter.com/mcuHkEScJG
— Dennis Curtin (@WMKSpokesman) May 20, 2021
The 63,000-square-foot Bethlehem store, located in the Westgate Mall in a space formerly occupied by Bon-Ton, opened to the public May 13. It nearly doubles the size of the store it replaced, which was also located in the mall.
The 68,000-square-foot Lower Macungie store (pictured above), at 3440 Grandview Drive on the corner of Route 100 and Gehman Road, opened to the public May 20 and is larger than the location across Route 100 that it replaced, the retailer said in a release.
The space and positioning of the Lower Macungie store will also allow for a pharmacy drive-thru, a seating area with beer on tap in its cafe and a covered pickup area for Weis 2 Go online orders.
“We are proud to make a significant investment in the Lehigh Valley, a growing region where we operate 14 stores,” said Jonathan Weis, chairman, president and CEO of Weis. “Our new stores offer customers in Bethlehem and Lower Macungie more amenities, a broader range of products and increased convenience along with the strong everyday values that customers expect from Weis Markets. We are grateful for the local support for our project and look forward to continuing to serve the growing Bethlehem and Lower Macungie communities.”
Lehigh Valley customers will also benefit from Weis’ Low, Low Prices program, which launched in 2019 and lowered the prices on more than 7,000 grocery and produce products to offer the lowest everyday price in the market. The multimillion-dollar investment in low prices is the company’s most ambitious price reduction program to date.
Sunbury, Pa.-based Weis operates 197 stores in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and West Virginia.
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