June 2, 2011 |
HARRISBURG - Wegmans Food Markets has decided to pull out of the state's oft-criticized wine-kiosk program, dealing a major blow to the state Liquor Control Board's latest effort to operate more like a private business. In a statement today, the supermarket chain said: "We had hoped that our customers would find the kiosks to be a valuable addition to their shopping experience, but that proved not to be the case. They want the convenience of purchasing wine in a supermarket, but found the choice of items too limited in the kiosk.
December 8, 2000 |
Over four decades, William Wegman has been involved with painting, performance, video and conceptual art. But he's best known for photographs of his Weimaraner dogs - Man Ray, then Fay Ray, and now Fay's pups and grandpups. Wegman's exhibition at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, "Fashion Photographs," is the latest chapter in this long-running light entertainment. Basically, Wegman's shtick involves dressing up the dogs like dolls or anthropomorphizing them in some other way, such as teaching them to play baseball.
March 14, 2013 |
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.
November 11, 2011 |
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Wegmans Food Markets says 4,000 pounds of its mashed sweet potatoes are being recalled because of possible contamination with pieces of white plastic. The Rochester, N.Y.-based grocery chain, which has several stores in the Philadelphia area, says the sweet potatoes packaged in 24 oz. plastic trays were sold between Sept. 22 and Nov. 9 in dairy departments at its stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. They were recalled by supplier Orval Kent Foods of Wheeling, Ill. Wegmans says four consumers complained about the plastic bits.
November 16, 2011 |
Wegmans Food Markets Inc. has signed a lease with the owner of Montgomery Mall to open a store at a Boscov's that went idle when that department store chain went through bankruptcy several years ago, mall officials said Tuesday. Mall owner Simon Property Group Inc., said the new Wegmans in Montgomery County would replace a 125,000-square-foot Boscov's, but there was no word on when the store might open. Wegmans spokeswoman Jo Natale said that the store would not be open in 2012 and that it was not yet clear whether the Rochester, N.Y.-based company would be able to fit the project into its schedule for 2013.
January 5, 2008 |
Smokers, it seems, are going down like ducks in a shooting gallery, with 2008 emerging as the Year Of the Cigarette Ban. Capping a week in which smokers were booted to the curb in city after city across the globe, the Wegmans supermarket chain announced yesterday that it would stop selling cigarettes for the first time since its inception in 1916. The chain operates 71 stores, four of which are in the Philadelphia region. The decision, which takes effect Feb. 10, makes Wegmans Food Markets Inc. the highest-profile supermarket group known to have removed the beleaguered tobacco product from its shelves.
May 31, 2010 |
CASS TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A Wegmans fresh-produce warehouse here in central Pennsylvania offers a glimpse of a long-touted fuel of the future. Instead of traditional lead-acid batteries, the supermarket operator is using hydrogen fuel cells to power the electric forklifts and pallet trucks used to load trailers for deliveries of potatoes, strawberries, and mangoes to many of its stores, including the five in the Philadelphia area. "They're great," said Wegmans employee Dave Kloos recently while pumping a pallet truck's suitcase-size fuel cell unit full of hydrogen from a hose, a process that takes about three minutes.
July 22, 2010 |
Here comes Wegmans - again. The regional grocer's answer to Wal-Mart opened its newest store on the site of a former steel plant in job-rich Chester County. It is the sixth Wegmans in the region and the third in the greater King of Prussia area, which is unusual for a chain that typically spreads its food emporiums an hour apart. The 650-employee Malvern store opened Sunday with a crowd of about 800 lining up outside the doors at 7 a.m. and about 200 Wegmans employees from other areas lodged at local hotels to help with the festivities.
December 4, 2010 |
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday upheld sales of beer at Wegmans stores across the state, potentially opening the door for beer sales at other supermarkets and big retailers. In a unanimous decision, the seven justices found that the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board properly granted licenses to Wegmans Food Market Inc. to sell beer at eating areas in its supermarkets. The stores have eat-in cafes that meet the liquor-code requirements to get restaurant licenses and sell beer to be consumed on the premises as well as to sell six-packs to go, the court ruled.