Weaver Nut Co. closing its retail retailer in Clay Township, ending ecommerce platform – LNP | LancasterOnline

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Smoke and particles from the Weaver Nut Firm warehouse in Clay Township pictured the morning after the fireplace, Thursday morning, August 5, 2021. The blaze destroyed the warehouse on Wednesday night, however no accidents have been reported.
Smoke and particles from the Weaver Nut Firm warehouse in Clay Township pictured the morning after the fireplace, Thursday morning, August 5, 2021. The blaze destroyed the warehouse on Wednesday night, however no accidents have been reported.
Weaver Nut Co. is closing its retail retailer in Clay Township and its ecommerce platform.
The choice, introduced on the corporate’s weblog Monday, follows an August 2021 fireplace that destroyed its manufacturing and distribution warehouse and broken its retail retailer.
The retail retailer is about to shut Feb. 14.
Weaver, a family-owned maker and distributor of sweet, chocolate, nuts, and bulk meals, has been within the county because the Nineteen Seventies.
The corporate mentioned it is going to concentrate on its wholesale enterprise with its distribution facility in Lebanon. This spring, it plans to renovate and set up tools at its “state-of-the-art” manufacturing facility in Sinking Spring, Berks County. It isn’t clear if any of its operations will stay in Lancaster County. An organization spokesperson was not instantly accessible for remark.
In August, a hearth destroyed its warehouse and broken its retail retailer in Clay Township. The corporate rebuilt its wholesale distribution, manufacturing and retail operations. It’s retail retailer was saved in the course of the fireplace however required a full transform, which was accomplished in November. It reopened Nov. 13 however was restricted because of the lack of retailer fixtures and shows.
After reviewing our retail operations, it has turn into evident to us that the long run mannequin and route of our enterprise just isn’t throughout the retail house,” the corporate mentioned in its put up.” With this realization, we’ve come to the tough choice to shut our Retail Retailer division and Shopper Ecommerce platform.”
The corporate mentioned the choice was bittersweet however will permit it to develop its wholesale and manufacturing division. Among the many merchandise Weaver made is the Amish Maid line of jellies, salsas and canned greens and fruits, in accordance with its web site.
Weaver Nut Co. has lengthy been a mainstay of the Lancaster County enterprise panorama, with wholesale and retail gross sales companies working in parallel for many years.
Began in 1975 as Weaver Bulk Meals, the late founder E. Paul Weaver III operated out of his residence basement in Myerstown. Weaver and his spouse, Miriam, owned and operated seven market stands. After 5 years, in accordance with an organization historical past on its web site, the Weavers offered six of the market stands, retaining the Cloister Purchasing Heart stand in Ephrata Borough.
In 1982, they moved the wholesale enterprise to a leased house behind the Cloister Purchasing Heart. A yr later, they opened a sweet retailer referred to as Weaver’s Sweet and Cookie Outlet, additionally within the Cloister Purchasing Heart.
Weaver Nut Co. included in 1987 and expanded by constructing the four-story Clay Township warehouse in 1990.
With the transfer the enterprise was renamed to E. Paul Weaver III Nut Co. Inc. In 1990 each the wholesale and retail doubled in dimension, the web site mentioned.
In 1993 the identify and emblem was modified to Weaver Nut Co. Inc. and wholesales gross sales have been reported to be $14 million yearly.
Weaver determined to spice up the a lot smaller retail facet of his enterprise by establishing a second retailer on Columbia Avenue in East Hempfield Township. It included a espresso store named for his son. That location, although profitable, was offered in 2001.
Weaver additionally began Meals Brokers Worldwide in 1995, a brokerage firm that imports and buys from world wide beneath the personal label.
Weaver Nut Co. distributes 4,000 totally different gadgets, together with nuts, sweet, path mixes and different snacks made regionally and made elsewhere.
Finally, it turned one of many nation’s largest distributors of nuts, candies and dried fruits with a fleet of vehicles that delivers to 22 states.
Weaver died in 2019 on the age of 67. His sons, Edward and Vincent, now oversee the enterprise.
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