John Driscoll has joined Weis Markets as vice president of construction and store development.
In the role, Driscoll will oversee the day-to-day management and operation of the company’s construction, architecture, land development, non-resale procurement, energy and facilities maintenance, Sunbury, Pa.-based Weis Markets said late last week. He reports to Rusty Graber, senior vice president of real estate and development.
The regional grocer noted that Driscoll (pictured left) comes to the company from H-E-B, where he led teams working on new stores, remodels and expansions, and equipment replacements. San Antonio-based H-E-B operates more than 360 stores in Texas.
In coming to Weis Markets, Driscoll brings 20 years of experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in architecture, construction, facility design and maintenance, and project management, the company said.
This past spring, Weis Markets announced plans to raise capital expenditures by 11% to $150 million for 2022, following a year in which the supermarket chain totaled its highest-ever net sales. Plans call for the retailer to continue investments in new stores, remodels, fuel centers, smaller store-improvement projects and IT upgrades.
Most recently, Weis Markets completed remodels of stores in Scott Township, Hawley, Mifflinburg and Gettysburg, Pa., and added a Gas N’ Go fuel center at its store in Muncy, Pa. Also, in late May, Weis reopened a restored and upgraded 65,000-square-foot supermarket in West Hazleton, Pa., that was damaged in a fire in December 2021. The chain also opened a new 63,000 square-foot store in Warminster, Pa., in January and, in February, wrapped up a remodel/upgrade of its North Queen Street store in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Currently, Weis Markets operates 197 stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, including Pennsylvania (117 locations), Maryland (49), Delaware (four), New Jersey (six), New York (nine), West Virginia (three) and Virginia (nine).