Weis Markets opened the doors to its new grocery store on Route 206 in the Hillsborough Promenade shopping center in Hillsborough, N.J. The company invested $7 Million in the new supermarket that will employ 250 full- and part-time associates. As part of the celebration, the store donated $15,000 to community organizations and charities in the Hillsborough area.
“This is our fourth location in New Jersey and we’re excited to offer customers a friendly and inviting shopping experience featuring outstanding fresh departments and excellent variety in every department,” says Kurt Schertle, executive vice president, sales and merchandising for Weis Markets. “We strongly believe in giving back to the communities we serve and look forward to becoming an active member of the Hillsborough community.”
During the grand opening ceremony Weis donated a combined $15,000 to the Hillsborough Food Pantry, Somerset Food Bank, Temple Beth El – Hillsborough, Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #2, Catholic Charities Diocese of Metuchen, Hillsborough Rotary, Women’s Health and Counseling Center, Hillsborough High School Athletics, Hillsborough High School Band/Cheerleaders, Hillsborough Jr. Raiders and the Hillsborough Soccer Club.
The 55,200-square-foot unit features an expansive produce department with more than 700 varieties of fresh produce, including a greater offering of organic and ethnic products. The store also features an in-store pizza kitchen, a meat department offering hand cut choice Black Angus beef, a seafood department featuring sustainably harvested fish fillets and a full service pharmacy. Customers interested in saving time while shopping can also use the store’s online shopping feature for added convenience.
The store is eco-friendly with advanced refrigeration and climate control technologies designed to lessen the store’s impact on the environment and global warming. These technologies will reduce the store’s refrigerant usage by 60% compared to a conventional supermarket. As a result, it is expected to achieve the U.S. EPA’s GreenChill Gold-Level Certification.