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Weis_Markets_store-Bethlehem_PA-May_2021_0.jpg Driscoll's appointment comes after Weis Markets upped its 2022 capital expenditures budget.

Weis Markets hires John Driscoll as construction VP

Store development professional comes to regional grocer from H-E-B

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.

John Driscoll-Weis Markets.pngThe 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).

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