May 19, 2008 |
As a guy who's spent his entire working life running a beer distributorship, I often ask my customers, "What's good about selling beer in convenience stores?" The answer runs something like this: "It's convenient. You can stop for gas, and get beer and cigarettes at the same time. " Now, I can't be the only person who sees a problem with making it easy to buy beer and gasoline in one convenient location. And even though I live in Luzerne County, I know that people in Philadelphia's neighborhoods already are troubled by "convenience stores" that are more than a little careless about checking IDs for underage drinking and that all too often become nuisances in otherwise peaceful residential neighborhoods.
February 12, 2003 |
Cherry Hill, it appears, will still get its downtown. Local and state officials said yesterday that the withdrawal of a developer from the $500 million Garden State Park project would not delay the rebirth of the 223-acre landmark site at Route 70 and Haddonfield Road. Hobbled by delays, mounting financial pressures and two lawsuits, Realen Properties Inc. has withdrawn from the project, which it had hoped would be well under way by now. Florida-based Turnberry Associates said it bought out Realen's stake about a week and a half ago. Realen, of Berwyn, has long been in tax trouble with Cherry Hill over this property.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.