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April 21, 2015 1:13 PM ET

Food and Staples Retailing

Company Overview of Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Company Overview

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. owns and operates a chain of supermarkets in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. It offers various products that include vegetables, chicken, beef, pork, seafood, pastas, gluten-free products, cheeses, bakery, deli, kosher, prepared foods, special diets, beverages, organic snacks, wines, and pharmaceutical products, as well as florist and catering services. Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. was formerly known as Rochester Fruit & Vegetable Company. The company was founded in 1916 and is based in Rochester, New York.

1500 Brooks Avenue

Rochester, NY 14603-0844

United States

Founded in 1916

Phone:

585-328-2550

Fax:

585-464-4626

Key Executives for Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 66
President
Age: 42
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 65
Senior Vice President of Consumer Affairs
Vice President of Seafood Sustainability
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Key Developments

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Expands in Amherst to Include Added Jobs and the Pub

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is making another major investment in Erie County, with a nearly $40 million expansion and renovation project at its 8270 Transit Road store in Williamsville. The 14,000 sq. ft. addition will include expanding the stores’ Market Café, available to seat 165 people. The kitchens will be remodeled with a 'green' refrigeration system. Every department in the store will receive upgrades and new equipment. Wegmans introduced The Pub to WNY. It is now in five Pennsylvania stores. The Pub by Wegmans will open its first Virginia location in Alexandria, in June. This is a full-service restaurant inside the grocery store. Led by an executive chef and inspired by the incomparably fresh ingredients sold on-site in the store, The Pub by Wegmans will serve an inspired array of dishes that go beyond typical pub standards, as well as cocktails, wine and an extensive selection of craft beer.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Announces Recall of (Frozen) Wegmans Organic Food You Feel Good About Just Picked Spinach, 12 Oz. which may be Contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling approximately 12,540 packages of Wegmans Organic Food You Feel Good About Just Picked Frozen Spinach, 12 oz. (UPC 77890-32932) due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The product was sold in the frozen food department of the company’s 85 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts between January 27 and March 21, 2015. Only packages with the following codes are affected: BEST USED BY JAN 26 2017 50265 and BEST USED BY FEB 02 2017 50335. This product is supplied to Wegmans by Twin City Foods, Inc. No illnesses associated with this recall have been reported to date.

Wegmans Food Markets to Open New Location in Alexandria

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has announced the opening of a new location in Alexandria, scheduled to open on June 14, 2015. The company's seventh store in the state is part of Hilltop Village Center, a retail and office complex located at Telegraph Road and Beulah Street. Three-hundred available part-time positions include everything from culinary professionals to customer service representatives. Recruitment and training for full-time positions began in October and is ongoing. In total, the store will employ 550 people, 500 of whom will be new to the company and hired locally.

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