Weis Markets to freeze prices

Weis Markets to freeze prices

There are 155 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jan 2, 2009, titled Weis Markets to freeze prices. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A Pennsylvania food market chain is citing record-low consumer confidence as its reason for freezing the price of 2,400 items for 90 days.

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“God Bless You!”

Since: Nov 08

Nazareth

#143 Jan 6, 2009
Michele of Bethlehem wrote:
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Obviously you don't shop there. My mother (who has a fit if she over pays for gas by a penny) and a couple of my more frugal friends would say the same thing that Wegman's was too expensive for them to shop there and they have finally opened their eyes past the gourmet stuff to see that I was right all along and they shop their now.
I have looked around the whole store and compared prices....sorry but you are wrong....they are expensive on everything!!!!!!

“aka MOB”

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem

#144 Jan 6, 2009
My Opinion Counts wrote:
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I have looked around the whole store and compared prices....sorry but you are wrong....they are expensive on everything!!!!!!
No..obviously you are.

$1.99/lb 90% lean ground beef
green beans and green peppers are frequently $.99/lbs unless they are not in season
bananas are typically $.39-.49/lb
Tomstone pizza is either 2/$7 or 2/$6 (I've seen them for $4.99 ea or higher at Giant)

Turkey Hill ice cream is typically $1.99 a half gallon (or whatever the new standard ice cream size is these days)

They also have the lowest price in the valley on baby formula (lower than walmart or clubs like BJ's).
heehee

Nazareth, PA

#145 Jan 6, 2009
My Opinion Counts wrote:
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I have looked around the whole store and compared prices....sorry but you are wrong....they are expensive on everything!!!!!!
My conditioner at wegmans is $5.99 for the large bottle and at Weis is over $7. Just the other day I picked up Campbell's chicken noodle soup at redners because my husband was sick and I was passing by and it was $1.50 - I went to Wegman's the next day and it was 2 for $1. The prices for produce that I usually buy (bananas, gala apples, baby carrots) are usually the SAME at Giant as they are at Wegmans, I've found Giant & Wegman's to be pretty consistent with each other. Hot Pockets at either store are almost always $2 or $1.99 a box, but at Redner's and Weis they are more unless they're on "special." Heck, at Redner's the other day they were 3 for $7...hardly a bargain.

Those are just the things that stick out in my mind because I purchase the often. Of course, I haven't comparison shopped for twinkies, Spam and Tang lately so I may be wrong, though I doubt your memory is photographic enough to recall prices at the "whole" store.

“God Bless You!”

Since: Nov 08

Nazareth

#146 Jan 7, 2009
Michele of Bethlehem wrote:
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No..obviously you are.
$1.99/lb 90% lean ground beef
green beans and green peppers are frequently $.99/lbs unless they are not in season
bananas are typically $.39-.49/lb
Tomstone pizza is either 2/$7 or 2/$6 (I've seen them for $4.99 ea or higher at Giant)
Turkey Hill ice cream is typically $1.99 a half gallon (or whatever the new standard ice cream size is these days)
They also have the lowest price in the valley on baby formula (lower than walmart or clubs like BJ's).
Yeah ok!

“aka MOB”

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem

#147 Jan 7, 2009
My Opinion Counts wrote:
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Yeah ok!
It's no skin off my back if you don't shop there.
NoCrap

Bethlehem, PA

#148 Jan 7, 2009
name some packers out west. tell me SSOP's are, What HAACP stands for (although that is easy, you can just google that), lastly, speaking of NOT knowing what you are talking about. Grocery stores are inspected, maybe twice a year by Pa dept of agriculture. Not the FDA. End you discussion, you bore me.
da butcher wrote:
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Tell your USDA inspector friend that the supermarkets aren't killing the animals in their back rooms..That is why they are under the FDA and not USDA, they buy their meat from Federaly inspected plants that have far superior interventions than the local mom and pop's. SOP's do you even know what that means? Standard operating proceedures, big deal..your friend has probably been around for a long time and ready to retire..because the guys that get those markets to inspect are usually senior guys that don't want to create waives so they let things slip. Ask him if they are present during all hours of operations? let me answer...NO they are not! The packers in the west have many inspectors all over the place during all hours of operations. c'mon...you got nothing..
heehee

Nazareth, PA

#149 Jan 7, 2009
My Opinion Counts wrote:
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Yeah ok!
I think you could make a more convincing argument if you posted actual examples rather than "yeah ok."
da butcher

Slatington, PA

#150 Jan 7, 2009
NoCrap wrote:
name some packers out west. tell me SSOP's are, What HAACP stands for (although that is easy, you can just google that), lastly, speaking of NOT knowing what you are talking about. Grocery stores are inspected, maybe twice a year by Pa dept of agriculture. Not the FDA. End you discussion, you bore me.<quoted text>
Supermarkets are not inspected twice a year, I spent 10 years working in a supermarket and saw an inspector maybe twice. Big packers out west are Tyson, Cargill, JBS Swift and National (I am currently employed by one of them). The average weekly kill is about 600-650,000 head. HACCP stands for hazardous analysis critical control point. c'mon you can do better than that... recieving logs and SSOP's don't mean squat..Interventions are what makes your meat safe. Oh since you don't know what interventions are I will help you
Hide on carcass wash
Lactic acid wash
blast chilling
etc...
I wonder if all the ground beef that is produced at Thompsons is tested for E Coli? uh...NO
I thought you would really be smarter?
Notorious Deuce Dropper

Bethlehem, PA

#151 Jan 9, 2009
My Opinion Counts wrote:
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I have looked around the whole store and compared prices....sorry but you are wrong....they are expensive on everything!!!!!!
Listen, I don't know what your problem is..and I really couldn't care less if you shop at Wegman's or not, but it is a FACT that their regular market items are CHEAPER than Weis and Giant, easily.
Michelle listed a lot of items that are cheaper at Wegman's and there are many more. I'd bet you 20 bucks if we filled a shopping cart of the same items from Wegmans vs Giant, Giant would be significantly more expensive.

Since: Jan 09

Slatedale, PA

#152 Jan 11, 2009
Notorious Deuce Dropper wrote:
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....I'd bet you 20 bucks if we filled a shopping cart of the same items from Wegmans vs Giant, Giant would be significantly more expensive.
Look, those grocery cart comparisons all depend on the items that are in the cart. You can manipulate stats all you want depending on which store you want to appear on top. You can find better deals in every store depending on what you're buying. The bottom line is that on prices, the whole industry is fairly close. It all evens out in the end.
For the most part, you have to make your decision based on other things like cleanliness, friendliness of staff, proximity, etc.
tls

Grenloch, NJ

#153 Apr 17, 2010
try to get answer from higher up about raises or any thing ele
tls

Grenloch, NJ

#154 Apr 17, 2010
try to get answer from a higher up about rasies or anything else
Worldy

York, PA

#155 Sep 16, 2010
Prices have frozen on certain items at our little store in Cape Horn Red Lion.
Prices are comparable with some items.
Like Momma says YOUV'E got to shop around!
Hbgman

Mechanicsburg, PA

#156 Apr 9, 2012
Weis Markets sucks, they're awful, horrible. They're over priced. They mistreat their employees, overwork them, underpay them, handle them horrible, do not appreciate them. I wouldn't buy from a Weis store if you paid me a million dollars. Screw Weis Markets.
GlentonMalvyn

New Delhi, India

#157 Apr 10, 2012
The Price Freeze Program is being promoted in Weis Markets. Customers will see Price Freeze signage and shelf tags for participating items.

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