SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets here said that it expected to complete its purchase of three Pennsylvania Genuardi’s stores Monday, and that the locations would reopen under the Weis banner later this week.
The stores, located in Conshohocken, Doylestown and East Norristown, closed over the weekend and will reopen Saturday, Weis said. To staff these stores, Weis Markets has hired 218 former Genuardi employees and has added 150 positions, which will allow each store to double the number of cashiers it employs and increase front-end service.
Pleasanton, Calif.-based Safeway also has an agreement to sell 16 Genuardi's locations to Ahold's Giant-Carlisle chain. Last week local independent McCaffery's Supermarkets said it was buying one those 16 locations to ease Federal Trade Commission concerns over the acquisition.