Weis Markets SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Weis Markets with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Weis Markets

Parent Company

Weis Markets Inc.


Supermarket Chain



Tagline/ Slogan

Where Freshness Matters


Supermarket chain with strong presence in rural markets



Rural Market Segment

Target Group

Middle Class and upper middle class


Quality Products at affordable prices

SWOT Analysis


1. Wide market presence with over 160+ stores open in Pennsylvania
2. Most stores being located in urban areas with concentrated populations
3. Weis thrives in the rural areas, small towns, and third class cities of northeastern, central, and southern Pennsylvania, occupying a niche in the market

4. Brand loyalty is quite high among local residents

5. Adapt sustainable practices at work to minimize impact on the environment

6. Exclusive brands like Paws premium, Market Street, Top care.

7. Majority of produce is sourced from local farmers

8. One of few supermarket chains in Pennsylvania allowed to sell Beer.


1. Milk and food ecall affected brand image.
2. Focus on reducing costs by hiring part-timers affected customers service and store maintenance.
3. Limited geographic presence of brand as compared to big retail stores
4. Operational problems in Weis’ subsidiary superpetz is leading to reduced net profits


1. Growing customer trend towards healthy food can be leveraged by the Full Circle brand
2. Building better relationships with the supply vendors

3. Expand services to culinary schools, healthcare, others

4. Target newer customer segments

5. Increase market presence through store growth in new sub-urban regions where it has a low presence

6. Acquisitions of newer brands and labels can improve sales


1. Declining food stamp spending may drive down sales
2. Price wars can drive down already low profit margins

3. External changes (government, politics, taxes, etc)

4. Inability to absorb price increases due to smaller scale vs. national competitors

5. Economic downturn affecting core shoppers’ wallets

6.  Store gas sales may fall due to fuel price deflation





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