Weis Markets celebrated the grand opening of its new Selinsgrove, PA, flagship store with a true celebration. The festivities included a community ribbon cutting ceremony with local public officials and dignitaries, along with company donations to local nonprofits. Customers were also surprised with free bags of groceries during check out at the registers.
The 66,740-square-foot store features larger fresh departments with more than 700 varieties of produce and a greater selection of organic and natural items.
“We celebrated the exciting launch of a store we’ve been planning for a number of years," Jonathan Weis, president and chief executive officer, said in a press release. "From concept to ground breaking and now grand opening, we have meticulously planned every detail of this state-of-the-art store with great care to ensure our customers receive the very best from Weis Markets. We have proudly served Snyder County for more than a century and we’re honored to continue this for many, many more years to come.”
The new store is also designed to be eco-friendly, featuring advanced refrigeration and climate-control technologies to lessen its effects on the environment. These technologies will reduce the store’s refrigerant usage by 60 percent compared to that of a conventional supermarket.
Additional enhancements include an international cheese section, more gourmet and international foods, as well as a full-service pharmacy, deli and expanded food service department and bakery. The store’s café offers dine-in and take out service, outdoor patio seating, and 750 varieties of domestic and imported beer. The location also has a Gas N’ Go fuel station on the premise.
The store employs more than 200 full- and part-time associates.
Organizations receiving donations from Weis Markets at the grand opening ceremony were Snyder County Libraries, Selinsgrove Seals Summer Day Camp, Girls on the Run of the Greater Susquehanna Valley, Selinsgrove AYSO (youth soccer), Selinsgrove Football Boosters, All Saints Episcopal Church/Martha’s Table, Selinsgrove Youth Football, Meals for Seals, Dauntless Hook & Ladder, Union Snyder Community Action Agency, St. Paul UCC/Five Fishes & Two Loaves, Selinsgrove Area Band Booster Association.