Monday, November 19, 2012
While other area Genuardi's grocery stores have closed or changed hands, the Audubon Village Shopping Center store plans on sticking around for the long haul.
According to The Times Herald, the last remaining Genuardi's location in our area is planning on sticking around. The Audubon Village Shopping Center Genuardi's, at 2850 Audubon Village Drive in Eagleville, is still part of the Safeway company while other area locations were closed or sold to the Weis and Giant supermarket chains. "We’re here and we’re not going anywhere," Store Manager Victor C. Jones told the Herald. "We’d like people in the Norristown area to know we’re here and we’re only five miles away. So many people don’t realize there is still a Genuardi’s market and we’re just around the corner." "Audubon is the only Genuardi’s store left and we’re here for the long run," Genuardi’s District Manager John Vuotto told the Herald. …
Friday, June 22, 2012
The Genuardi's in King of Prussia will close July 5 and reopen as a Giant on July 15.
Giant Food Stores, based in Carlisle, Pa., recently announced its schedule for converting 15 Philadelphia-area Genuardi’s locations to Giant supermarkets. Our area has already experienced a similar conversion when the Genuardi's in East Norriton, bought by Weis Markets, closed for a week in the beginning of June and reopened June 16 as a Weis. The Giant conversion will take place in three phases, the first of which will begin June 28. Five stores will close for ten days during each phase. The King of Prussia Genuardi’s is scheduled to close July 5 at 6 p.m. and will re-open as a Giant on July 15 at 8 a.m. The store's pharmacy will also close July 5 at 6 p.m., but will reopen on July 7 at 1 p.m. The in-store PNC Bank will also remain open…
Friday, June 15, 2012
The FTC approved the sale; store conversion dates will be announced later
The Federal Trade Commission OK’d the proposed acquisition of 15 supermarkets by Giant Food Stores from Genuardi’s Family Markets, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc., in the greater Philadelphia area. Giant Food Stores, a Carlisle, Pa.-based company, entered into an agreement to purchase 16 Philadelphia-area Genuardi’s stores for $106 million in January. See the initial story. However, according to a June 15 Giant press release, one of those stores, the Genuardi’s in Newtown, must be sold to an unrelated third party — it will be purchased by Newtown Market, LLC and will be operated as a McCaffrey’s supermarket. [Read more from the FTC website.] Included in the purchase are the Genuardi’s in Roslyn and the Genuardi’s in Huntingdon Valley. …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Weis Markets will reopen it's newly purchased Delaware Valley stores on Saturday, June 16.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
According to a release issued by Weis Markets, the supermarket chain closed on its purchase of three former Genuardi’s stores in East Norriton, Conshohocken and Doylestown from owner Safeway on Monday June 11. Weis will reopen those stores on Saturday, June 16 at 6 a.m. In advance of these openings, each store’s pharmacy will remian open during the week to minimize prescription service disruption. To staff these stores, Weis Markets said it 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. --- Related Stories
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Weis Markets has yet to confirm it officially, but Genuardi's employees and customers and business insiders say the new supermarket will open next Saturday.
As previously reported in Norristown Patch, the Genuardi's on West Germantown Pike in East Norriton is set to close for good today at 6 p.m. While new owner of the location, Weis Markets, has yet to confirm when they'll reopen, employees and customers and at least one source in the food distributor business have reported that the store will be reopening as a Weis on Saturday, June 16. According to sources at the store, many Genuardi's employees will remain, working for Weis Markets. While the store will be closed for the week to make the transition, the pharmacy will remain open so customers will have access to their prescriptions. Weis already has a presence in place at the location – a customer service rep was on hand during a recent …
Monday, June 4, 2012
No word yet on when new owners Weis Markets will be opening up.
Norristown Patch reported earlier this year on the sale of several area Genuardi's locations, including the one on West Germantown Pike in East Norriton. That location is slated to close this Saturday, June 9. New owners Weis Markets have yet to give an official word on an opening date, but sources say the new store is expected to open sometime by end of summer if all goes according to plan. The West Norriton Genuardi's location on West Main Street (not included in the Weis purchase) closed March 10 and remains vacant. In the meantime, the East Norriton Genuardi's is clearing out its stock of Safeway brand products and all of its produce at prices slashed up to 30%. The rest of the store's stock of national brand products are being …
Friday, March 30, 2012
The group recently awarded nearly $70,000 in grants to non-profit organizations throughout the area.
Genuardi’s recently announced that the Genuardi’s Employees Foundation awarded $69,260 in grants to 26 non-profit organizations, several of which are located in Norristown. Local organizations receiving funds from the group include the Elmwood Park Zoo ($5,000), Hedwig House ($2,500), the Literacy Council of Norristown ($2,000) and the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library ($5,000). “Since 2008 the Genuardi’s Employees Foundation has donated $12,000 in support of the Computer Lab," said Andie Philo, Electronic Resources Librarian for Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, in a release posted on The Times Herald's website. "These funds have been vital in helping us to add, maintain, and upgrade critical technology to keep pace …
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Pa.-based supermarket company will purchase three area Genuardi's locations from parent company Safeway.
According to a release issued by Weis Markets, the Pennsylvania-based supermarket chain has entered into an agreement to buy three area Genuardi's locations from current owner, Safeway, Inc., including the one at 25 West Germantown Pike in East Norriton. The East Norriton location and the two others being purchased by Weiss in Conshohocken and Doylestown are three of the remaining 14 locations still owned by Safeway after a sale of 16 stores to Giant earlier in the year. "We're extremely pleased to be adding these stores to our store base," said Weis Markets' President and CEO David J. Hepfinger in the release. "We look forward to serving these communities as the lead local merchant as we have in 33 counties throughout Central, Eastern and…
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The suspect was seen on camera taking seven containers of baby formula from the West Norriton Genuardi’s.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The West Main Street location was not part of the earlier reported sale to GIANT Food Stores.
As we reported earlier this month, Safeway has entered into an agreement to sell 16 Greater Philadelphia-area Genuardi's locations to the GIANT Food Stores chain. Stores in King of Prussia and St. David's were among those sold and slated to be converted to GIANTs, but early reports failed to discuss the fate of remaining area Genuardi's locations. Norristown Patch has learned that the Jeffersonville Genuardi's at 1930 West Main Street is slated to close in March. The East Norriton location on West Germantown Pike will remain in operation, but Safeway continues to search for a buyer for that store. "The one at 1930 West Main Street is slated to close on March 10," said Greg TenEyck, director of public affairs for Safeway's Eastern Division…