It was announced last month that Village Super Market, a Wakefern member that operates 29 ShopRite supermarkets, signed a lease for a 90,000 square foot store that will anchor a new mixed-use development in Old Bridge, NJ. The store is slated to open next summer. Plans for the development include 2,000 residential units and more than 500,000 square feet of retail space.
Weis announced last month that it plans to purchase five Mars stores in Baltimore County, Maryland. When the purchase is complete (in late July, according to the announcement), Weis will have nine stores in the county. Mars currently operates 13 stores, including the five stores to be closed. The company closed four stores earlier this year.
Grocery Outlet, the California-based chain that purchased Amelia's in 2012, celebrated its 50th Pennsylvania store with its opening last month in Quakertown's Trainer's Corner Shopping Center. Sears Hardware had previously occupied the building. A Grocery Outlet employee said the company plans more stores, with an expansion goal of 80 throughout New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia.