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You make us who we are

John Wegman opened the Rochester Fruit & Vegetable Company in 1916, marking the beginning of Wegmans Food Markets. Today, we’re one of the largest private companies in the U.S. As we grow, we remain committed to quality products, excellent service and putting our people first.

  • 110+ Stores across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
  • 53,000 Employees
  • $11.2B Annual Sales in 2021

distinctions we're proud of

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For 1998-2024 (#6 in 2024)

  • #4 Company that Cares2022

  • #5 for corporate reputation2022

  • 26M Pounds of food donated in 2022
  • $5M+ In employee scholarships per year
  • 1K+ Thousands of calls per year from customers who love our stores

find your store

We serve customers in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and North Carolina.

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our history of innovation and service

John and Walter Wegman open a 20,000-square-foot store—gigantic in those times—with a 300-seat cafeteria. Other stores introduce modern features like refrigerated display windows and vaporized water sprays to keep produce fresh. In 1937, Walter’s son, Robert, joins the company.

1940s

The first suburban Wegmans opens in Rochester, New York. It features innovations like circular checkout counters and a produce processing center in the basement. During this time, Wegmans stores also convert to a self-service format and offer frozen foods for the first time.

1950s

Robert Wegman becomes president of the company and raises all employee salaries. He believes that if a company wants its employees to care about customers, the company must care about their employees first. Wegmans introduces benefits and profit-sharing for employees.

1960s

Wegmans opens its 22nd store. New ultra-modern features are introduced, like a full-service deli and air curtain entrances to keep food fresh while eliminating drafts. In 1969, Robert Wegman becomes chairman of the company.

1970s

Wegmans tops $100 million in sales and begins making regular food bank donations. Customers are introduced to Wegmans Brand items, plus new features like a seafood department, copy centers and a pharmacy. Robert Wegman’s son, Danny, becomes president of the company.

1980s

Wegmans launches their Employee Scholarship Program and partners with United Way and the Rochester City School District. In 1988, Fortune Magazine awards Wegmans best in customer service among national food retailers.

1990s

Wegmans corporate office opens in Rochester, New York. The company also expands outside of New York, opening stores in Erie, Pennsylvania and Princeton, New Jersey. During the 1990s, Wegmans also begins hiring executive chefs to create better ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook foods.

2000s

Wegmans company positioning statement changes to reflect the goal of offering consistent low prices. The first in-store restaurants open. Robert Wegman dies, leaving a legacy of innovation and community care. Before Mr. Wegman's death, he appointed Colleen as president and Danny as CEO.

2010s

The Wegmans Mobile App launches. The Wegmans Family Charitable Foundation gives $1 million to a research center at Rochester Institute of Technology to develop sustainable packaging. Danny Wegman becomes chairman and his daughter, Colleen Wegman, is named president and CEO.

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