Grocer Weis Markets posts first-quarter sales increase of 3.2%

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Monday posted first-quarter sales of $682.7 million, representing an increase of 3.2%. Same-store sales were up 0.8%.  

"We continue to make forward progress in a market impacted by a poor economy that is generating minimal job growth. These have been ongoing trends in most of the markets we serve," said David Hepfinger, Weis Markets' president and CEO.  "Our customers also were impacted in the first quarter by a tax increase and post-holiday debt," he said. 

The soft sales environment fosters heightened competitive activity, Hepfinger added. "We were able to offset these trends through disciplined marketing and promotional programs and improved productivity and operational efficiencies at store and distributional levels."

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