Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Weis begins converting Food Lion stores

Weis Markets Inc. is starting to slap its own name on 38 Food Lion supermarkets that it bought this summer.

The changeovers are starting this week at stores in Maryland and are expected to continue through the end of October, the company said. The 38 stores are scattered throughout Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, and bring Weis’ total store count to 204.

As part of the transition, Weis also said it expects to hire more than 2,000 current Food Lion employees.

“It’s an exciting time for our company as we grow and expand into new territories, and we’re grateful to our associates and loyal customers for their continued support,” said Kurt Schertle, Weis’ COO.

Sunbury-based Weis bought the stores from Food Lion parent, Delhaize Group, which merged this year with Ahold to form Ahold Delhaize. Its subsidiaries include Cumberland County-based Giant Food Stores.

Overall, the merging grocery chains sold 86 stores to satisfy concerns of antitrust regulators.

One is a Food Lion store in Springettsbury Township, York County. That grocery is slated to open this week under the banner of Saubel’s Markets. The store will be the fourth location for Saubel’s, whose other stores are in southern York County and northern Maryland.

Another 22 stores were sold to Supervalu. Four are Food Lions in Franklin County: two in Chambersburg and one each in Greencastle and Waynesboro. The others are in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

Joel Berg
Joel Berg is editor of the Central Penn Business Journal. Born in Philadelphia, raised in Northern Virginia and now living in York, he's a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and the University of Maryland. Have a question or story idea? Email him at [email protected].

Business Events

Best Places to Work in PA

Thursday, December 08, 2022
Best Places to Work in PA

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit

Healthcare Heroes

Tuesday, April 04, 2023
Healthcare Heroes

Nonprofit Innovation Awards

Thursday, May 18, 2023
Nonprofit Innovation Awards