Wegmans Continues Southward Expansion With Latest Store in North Carolina; Dan Aken Comments

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Wed. April 17th, 2024 - by Melissa De Leon Chavez

ROCHESTER, NY - Which is the newest United States market to welcome a new Wegmans location? It seems North Carolina is the point of focus as the company continues its southward expansion, introducing a new location in the Charlotte region in 2026.

Dan Aken, Vice President of Real Estate and Store Planning, Wegmans

“Four years after opening our first store in North Carolina, we’re excited to announce that Wegmans is coming to Charlotte,” Dan Aken, the retailer’s Vice President of Real Estate and Store Planning, said in a statement to ABC 13. “We’ve received hundreds of requests from locals asking for a store in their area, and we’ve spent years looking for exactly the right location. We’re thrilled to bring the Wegmans experience to this community.”

Wegmans plans to open the new 110,000-square-foot store location in North Carolina's Ballantyne neighborhood, expanding its presence in the state. The grocer currently has four stores in North Carolina—all located in the Raleigh-Durham area—which have all been open since 2019, according to the source.

Wegmans expands further south with its latest store opening in North Carolina

As it pushes further south, the new Charlotte location will be Wegmans' southernmost store yet.

Comprising its ever-expanding footprint, Wegmans currently has 111 stores across New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia. Plans are currently in place to expand into Connecticut next year with the opening of a new store in Norwalk.

To keep track of this ongoing retail expansion, keep clicking on ANUK.