I’ve written before about Giant’s plan to take over 16 Genuardi’s stores (The Genuardi’s list – sold, closing and still for sale…) and Weis Markets’ acquisition of three Genuardi’s locations (Weis to buy three PA Genuardi’s stores), but not much has been said about when all these changes will take place.
One of the first actual dates I’ve seen (thanks to the May issue of Food Trade News) is June 11, when Weis Markets plans to close on the Conshohocken, Doylestown and Norristown stores. According to the report, the refurbished units should reopen within a week.
In the last couple months I have also heard that the Federal Trade Commission won’t allow Giant to open all 16 of the stores it originally planned to acquire from Genuardi’s. And last week I read in the same Food Trade News issue referenced above that Giant will get 15 stores, with the Newtown, PA location going to an independent operator.