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Weis Markets expands its presence in Maryland through two acquisitions

Weis Markets expands its presence in Maryland through two acquisitions

Just days after Baltimore-based Mars Super Markets went out of business in July, five of its stores reopened as Weis Markets.

The new name may be unfamiliar to some area shoppers but likely won't be for long. The Weis brand has proliferated around the state in a matter of weeks. Besides acquiring five stores from Mars, a family-owned fixture in Baltimore since the 1940s, the company acquired 38 Food Lion locations in the Mid-Atlantic and is converting those stores, including locations in Columbia and Elkridge on Friday.

The rapid push into the Baltimore area and elsewhere in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia represents one of the Sunbury, Pa.-based grocer's biggest...

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