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Weis Markets announced yesterday that it would invest $80 million in its growth over the coming year, with three quarters of the budget targeted on store building and improvements. Company vice chairman Jonathan Weis said that the company has "19 major projects in various stages of planning, including three new stores, two replacement units, nine additions and five remodels."

Weis said that this is a 23 percent increase over 2007, when the company invested $64.2 million in capital expenditures.

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