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Wegmans

Headquarters: 1500 Brooks Ave.
Rochester, NY 14603
Employees: 48,000
CEO: Colleen Wegman
Privately held
Website
: http://www.wegmans.com

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Wegmans is a regional supermarket chain based in Western NY and one of the largest private companies in the U.S. Wegmans stores are known for their huge size and broad selection of food.

Wegmans operates 98 stores: 46 in New York State, 17 in Pennsylvania, 9 in New Jersey, 11 in Virginia, 6 stores in Massachusetts and 8 stores in Maryland.

The company is privately held and reported annual sales of $8.9 billion in 2018.

The typical Wegmans store carries 70,000 items, compared to 40,000 for most supermarkets. The stores range in size from 80,000 to 140,000 square feet.

Wegmans stores offer dazzling displays of fresh produce, artisan breads and other baked goods hot from the oven several times a day. There are also displays of fresh-caught seafood, meat, deli products and imported cheeses, international foods - plus all the foods and household items usually found in supermarkets. Wegman's usually has 300 different cheeses on sale in each store.

Market cafes in each supermarket offer take-out or in-store dining, with seating for 100 to upwards of 500 people.

Wegmans has approximately 48,000 employees chain-wide.

Wegmans has been ranked among the Best Companies to Work for in Fortune magazine since 1998.

The company plans to open new stores in Brooklyn, NY; Raleigh, NC; and Virginia Beach, VA in 2019.

History

In 1916, John Wegman opens the Rochester Fruit & Vegetable Company. He is joined by his brother Walter a year later. In 1921, the brothers would purchase the Seel Grocery Co. and expand operations to include general groceries and bakery operations. Wegmans stores are incorporated in 1931 and feature meats, produce, groceries, dairy products, and baked goods.

Wegmans has been an early adopter of new technology. Wegmans was one of the first supermarkets to introduce electronic discounts in 1990 and bar-code scanning in 1974.

Benefits

- Top Wages
- Satisfying Work Experience
- Friendly Team
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medical Insurance
- Prescription Plan
- Vacation Pay
- Holiday Pay
- ESL Federal Credit Union
- Direct Deposit
- Scholarship Competition
- 401K Retirement Savings Plan
- Profit Sharing
- A Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
- Adoption Assistance
- An Employee Assistance Program
- Employee Discounts

Updated February 1, 2019

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