Weis Markets To Open Lehigh Valley’s First Leed® Certified Supermarket In Early December 2012
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
Sunbury, PA (November 13, 2012) – Weis Markets (NYSE: WMK) today announced it will open the Lehigh Valley’s first LEED®-certified grocery store in Fogelsville, located off of Route 100, north of Tilghman Street, on Sunday, December 9 at 6 a.m. The 65,800 square-foot superstore is also the first LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified location in the 162-store Weis Markets’ footprint.
To achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED certification, the new supermarket measurably reduces or mitigates its environmental impact in the following areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, material selection and indoor environmental quality.
The store will employ 160 associates and is actively filling 110 new positions. Those interested in in applying for employment may do so at the Allentown, Emmaus and Macungie Weis Markets or by visiting the careers section on WeisMarkets.com.
The Fogelsville location will feature a larger perishable department, including a produce department with a greater selection of organic produce, an in-store café where beer will be sold, a full-service pharmacy and more.
Weis Markets will mark the occasion with a Grand Opening community celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, December 9 at 9:00 a.m.
About Weis Markets
Celebrating its 100th year, Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE: WMK), founded in 1912, is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 162 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.