Wegmans Prepares to Open First of 13 New Stores, Pushes Chain Towards 100+ Locations
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
ROCHESTER, NY - Wegmans continues to eye growth as it pushes further towards overstepping the 100 mark for its storecount, with number 89 due to open Monday, May 22nd.
As we previously reported, the expanding retailer announced its intention for 13 new stores and remodels. Now more details for dates have emerged for seven of those stores, four of which will open this year, starting next week.
According to the company’s Here We Grow section on its website, the company’s newest location will be in Midlothian, VA.
The store, which marks number 89, will stand at 115,000-square-feet, employ 550 workers, and offer upwards of 60,000 products, 3,000 of which will be organic, according to a press release.
The next store, also in Virginia, is due to open on August 7th of this year. A detailed list of the shops, both announced and unannounced dates, can be seen below:
- Midlothian, VA - May 22, 2016
- Short Pump, VA - Aug 7, 2016
- Owings Mills, MD - Sept 18, 2016
- Charlottesville, VA - Nov 6, 2016
- Hanover Township, NJ - 2017
- Montvale, NJ - 2017
- Natick, MA - 2018
- Brooklyn, NY - TBA
- Chantilly, VA - TBA
- Lancaster, PA - TBA
- Marple, PA - TBA
- Medford, MA - TBA
- Tysons Corner, VA - TBA
The popularity of the chain has already one the new location nearly 24,000 club card signups before the doors have even opened, according to the retailer.
“The excitement of seeing customers walk into the store for the first time, smelling the bread baking and seeing the smiling employee faces ready to greet them, never gets old,” Store Manager Jerry Shelly said, according to the release. “We know that the customer experience, the product selection and the tools we provide to help shoppers prepare easy, healthy meals are truly unique to Wegmans and we’re excited to share our love of food with the Midlothian community.”
The new store will offer:
- Fresh produce
- Cheese shop
- Deli and charcuterie
- Meat and seafood
- A wine and beer shop
- Traditional grocery, dairy and frozen food offerings
Recently reported by Market Force Information as America’s favorite grocer, AndNowUKnow will continue to report progress in Wegmans’ strategic growth throughout 2016 and beyond.