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December 12, 2007 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Wegmans supermarket chain plans to open a liquor mart inside its Cherry Hill store, making it one of the few groceries in South Jersey to sell alcohol. Jason Wehle, a son-in-law of chief executive officer Danny Wegman's, paid $500,000 in October for the retail liquor license formerly held by Corkscrewed on Marlton Pike. Wegmans will carve out space in its Route 70 store to sell liquor, spokeswoman Jeanne Colleluori said yesterday. She said that planning was in the early stages, and that she did not know when liquor sales would begin.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2012 | By Maria Panaritis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sixteen years after it was first eyed as a prime location for the then-nascent Wegmans supermarket chain, a onetime golf course near King of Prussia Mall opened to the public this week as home to the region's seventh Wegmans, a megastore whose customers share a cultlike devotion. The parking lot at The Village at Valley Forge was jam-packed Monday, much as it had been a day earlier when the store opened its doors, as the curious and the ravenous motored up in large numbers to the 123,000-square-foot supermarket, visible from Route 422 and a stone's throw from the East Coast's largest shopping mall.
NEWS
February 28, 2009 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wegmans, the high-end grocery chain that has built five markets in the Philadelphia region in six years, said yesterday that it would hire about 600 workers for a store in Collegeville due to open in October. Hiring for the new 132,000-square-foot store - which will feature what is being billed as the first pub in a Southeastern Pennsylvania supermarket restaurant - will begin this month, with interviews taking place the final week of March, said Blaine Forkell, a 26-year Wegmans veteran who will manage the store.
BUSINESS
November 3, 2013 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A onetime Boscov's department store at Montgomery Mall opens Sunday as a brand-new Wegmans supermarket, a 126,000-square-foot freestanding grocery built from the demolished ruins of the old anchor in Montgomery County. Hordes of shoppers are expected to stroll through the supersize store in North Wales once doors open at 7 a.m., thanks partly to the Rochester, N.Y.-based company's slow pace of opening new locations: Only about three come on line each year, with far fewer in the Philadelphia area.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2012 | By Maria Panaritis and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — It's a sprawling warehouse nearly one million square feet, with 103 loading docks for tractor-trailers to be filled with groceries that will eventually make their way to Wegmans supermarkets. And now, a decade after plans were first unveiled to build the gargantuan hub in Pennsylvania instead of Maryland, the complex that will fuel the popular chain's continued growth is finished. Over the last several weeks, Wegmans has been bringing up to speed the final wing of its Retail Service Center, its only supply hub outside Rochester, N.Y., where the company is based.
NEWS
September 11, 2010
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - The Wegmans supermarket chain says it has stopped selling two types of reusable shopping bags after sample testing showed some might have elevated levels of lead. The company said Friday that the "green pea" and "holiday 2009" designs were safe for customers to continue to use, as the main concern is properly disposing of them. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported that Wegmans is not recalling the bags, but customers should return them for replacement at store service desks when they are no longer useful.
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March 30, 2009 | By Art Carey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When the salon where she styled hair closed this month, Leslie Kriebel, who also drives a school bus and prepares meals as a personal chef, decided the time had come to do something different. So she applied for work at Wegmans, the premium supermarket chain, which has 550 job openings at a store it will open in Collegeville in October. "Food still seems to be selling, thank God," said Kriebel, 48, who lives in Telford. Kriebel's passion for food makes her an attractive prospect, but she faces plenty of competition during a recession that has pushed unemployment from 4.9 percent a year ago to more than 8 percent and thrown 5 million out of work.
NEWS
September 22, 2008 | By Paul Nussbaum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Don't plan to pick up a bottle of chenin blanc along with that lemon pepper rotisserie chicken at Wegmans in Cherry Hill any time soon. Wegmans has had access to a liquor license for almost a year, but the supermarket chain is still deciding whether to set up a liquor store adjacent to the supermarket or put it elsewhere in the Marketplace at Garden State Park, spokeswoman Jo Natale said. Cherry Hill does not permit liquor sales in a supermarket. Jason Wehle, a son-in-law of chief executive officer Danny Wegman, paid $500,000 in October 2007 for the retail liquor license formerly held by Corkscrewed on Marlton Pike.
FOOD
June 22, 2006 | By Marilynn Marter INQUIRER FOOD WRITER
The Wegmans experience has come to Philadelphia. OK, to Cherry Hill. But that's as close as the showcase supermarket is likely to come considering its size - 125,000 square feet, compared with supermarket "superstores" that average 50,000 square feet. With Wegmans, which opened a week ago on Route 70 at Haddonfield Road, come more semi-prepared and prepared foods. It's the prevailing trend in markets - take-out, eat-in, ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook foods. Wegmans also brings what one exhausted opening-day shopper described as "sensory overload.
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NEWS
December 22, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
I'M HOSTING Christmas dinner for 16, and I'm kind of sweating it. I never sweat hosting the Thanksgiving meal, since the menu, by state law and family decree, must never change: Roasted turkey, a hay bale of stuffing, 87 different potato sides and enough desserts to stock a Wegmans pastry case, if Wegmans sold only chocolate pastry. Same old, same old, and everyone's happy. Christmas is different in that, menuwise, anything goes - so anything is possible, including failure.
NEWS
July 14, 2014 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
Last week I wrote about a villain. Today I'm writing about a hero. And an incredibly good-looking one, which figures into the story, as you will see. We begin Sunday morning, when I meet my bestie Franca for a bike ride. We've been friends through 30 years, and between us we have four divorces, a nice even number. We love to do things together and are very much alike, except Franca is an incredible athlete and runs five miles every day. That would be the end of the similarity.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Coming soon to a Starbucks in New Jersey: Five guys huddled around a corner table with laptops open, playing poker online? That was a scenario discussed at an Internet gambling conference last month in Philadelphia. "You're going to have an informal clustering of people," Joe Brennan, former chairman of iMEGA, an online-gaming association, predicted at the World Regulatory Briefing. "That's natural social functioning," he said. Does that mean poker players and slots addicts will flood free public WiFi hot spots like Wegmans and Starbucks, now that online gambling is legal in New Jersey?
BUSINESS
November 3, 2013 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A onetime Boscov's department store at Montgomery Mall opens Sunday as a brand-new Wegmans supermarket, a 126,000-square-foot freestanding grocery built from the demolished ruins of the old anchor in Montgomery County. Hordes of shoppers are expected to stroll through the supersize store in North Wales once doors open at 7 a.m., thanks partly to the Rochester, N.Y.-based company's slow pace of opening new locations: Only about three come on line each year, with far fewer in the Philadelphia area.
TRAVEL
October 7, 2013 | By Christa Sywulak-Herr, For The Inquirer
I have a hard enough time compromising on "where/what to eat" with my two boys and husband when we are standing in the middle of the fifth-largest city in the United States, brimming with options. We may have our four differing opinions on what we want to eat, but we all agree good, tasty, healthy food trumps anything else. So it's no surprise that road trips pose a higher degree of difficulty in that process. On a recent nine-hour drive to Toronto, all of our time was spent on state turnpikes and thruways littered with the same fast-food chains that quite literally repulsed us at every turn.
FOOD
July 12, 2013
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Tuesday, July 9: Craig LaBan: I got a chance to do some great cooking projects in the last two weeks, including some grilled whole Jersey black sea bass - expertly cleaned at the fish counter of Wegmans in Cherry Hill, then roasted on my grill. I love that it was a Jersey black bass - and Wegmans does a better job than almost any supermarket featuring local fish. They had a whole ice bank to choose from a weekend ago - bass, snapper, flounder, bluefish, even tuna.
FOOD
April 18, 2013
Saturday, April 20 Behind-the-scenes tour of the pastry and main kitchens in the Rittenhouse Hotel, includes culinary demonstration and a three-course lunch. $85. 10:15 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rittenhouse Hotel, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square. For reservations, call Albertson Cooking School at 610-649-9290. Plan Now April 25: Cooking for people impacted by cancer , featuring salad dressings. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. at The Suzanne Morgan Center at Ridgeland, 4100 Chamounix Dr., 215-879-7733, www.cancersupport-phila.org . Must RSVP by April 23. April 26: Book signing with Bobby Flay , who is promoting his latest cookbook, Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction . $24.50 for the book.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2013 | By Reid Kanaley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Wegmans Food Markets Inc. said it is taking applications for full-time jobs at its store scheduled to open in November on the grounds of Montgomeryville Mall. Of a total 600 jobs at the new store, 200 will be full-time, Wegmans said. The company will make 500 local hires in all, it said. Applicants for full-time positions may apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers , or call 877-934-6267, for more information. Part-time jobs will be filled at a later time, the store said.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2013 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
For consumers, free is usually good. When the freebie might help you avoid a heart attack, that's usually better. Retail grocery store competition is fierce, and Wegmans is trying to get an edge by giving away - yes, free - a generic version of what was the world's best-selling drug, the cholesterol medicine Lipitor. Based in Rochester, N.Y., Wegmans has several stores in the Philadelphia area. Jo Natale, Wegmans' director of media relations, would not say how many new customers the program had generated, but the company decided to extend the offer at least through the end of 2013 after first planning to end it in April.
NEWS
November 1, 2012
Wegmans Food Markets Inc., is recalling Wegmans Pumpkin Roll products sold at its stores between Sept. 1 and Oct. 30. because the baked goods may contain pieces of clear packaging plastic, the retailer said Wednesday. The Rochester, N.Y.-based grocery chain said the errant packaging, on products sold in its bakery section, could be sharp or present a choking hazard. The pumpkin rolls were sold in all 81 Wegmans stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.
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