exceptional food is just the beginning
exceptional food is just the beginning

exceptional food is just the beginning

about us

Helping people live healthier, better lives through exceptional food

Customers tell us they choose Wegmans for the helpful people in our stores, the delicious meals from our chefs, and the freshest ingredients possible. By offering choice, quality, and value in every aisle, we hope to make your shopping experience a genuine pleasure. Building relationships and helping people are at the core of what we do.

what we believe

Good people, working toward a common goal, can accomplish anything they set out to do. Our goal is to be the very best at serving the needs of our customers, and every action we take is made with this in mind. But this goal only happens if we fulfill the needs of our own people. That’s why we pledge continuous improvement to our customers and our people, and we make the unwavering commitment: Every Day You Get Our Best.

our history

The story of Wegmans began in 1916, and we’ve been hitting milestones and gaining attention in the supermarket industry ever since. Today, Wegmans is proud to be serving our communities with 110+ stores and over 53,000 employees.

Danny, Collen, and Nicole Wegman

From left to right: Nicole Wegman, Danny Wegman, Colleen Wegman

our leadership

Wegmans is a values-based family company that was founded by brothers Walter and John Wegman in Rochester, New York. In 1950, Robert Wegman (second generation) became chairman until his death in 2006. Today, Danny Wegman (third generation) serves as chairman, Colleen Wegman (fourth generation) is president and CEO, and Nicole Wegman (fourth generation) is president of Wegmans Brand.

Danny, Collen, and Nicole Wegman

From left to right: Colleen Wegman, Danny Wegman, Nicole Wegman

our stores

Wegmans is a regional supermarket chain and is one of the largest private companies in the U.S.

Customers trust the Wegmans Brand for our quality, taste, and cleaner ingredients because of our commitment to great taste and continually improving the branded products we offer.

We believe in partnering with farms and suppliers near our stores who share our family values to provide the best-tasting food that is sustainably sourced on the East Coast.

In 1991, we launched Food You Feel Good About and have been removing “artificials” from our ingredient lists, like certain colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners, ever since.

quick facts about Wegmans

More than one hundred years in business

Over one hundred and nine stores in the east coast region

Over fifty two thousand employees

eleven point two billion dollars in annual sales

awards & distinctions

Wegmans has won dozens of awards for creating an excellent shopping experience and for being a great place to work and shop for all. Here are some of our recent accolades:

FORTUNE names Wegmans to the magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list, every year starting in 1998 through 2023. The company ranked 1st in 2005 and ranked #4 in 2023.

Wegmans is on Forbes magazine’s list of America’s Best Employers from 2015 through 2023.

ATHENA International honors Wegmans with the National ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award. The award is presented to organizations that demonstrate professional excellence, give back to the community, and assist women in realizing their full leadership potential. November 2019

Ranked #1 since 2015 on FORTUNE magazine’s list of the 15 Best Workplaces in Retail.

The National Council on Aging presents Wegmans with its Distinguished Achievement Award for employing senior adults. June 2014

Named to PEOPLE magazine’s list of 50 Companies That Care from 2017 through 2022, ranking #1 in 2021. The list highlights “US companies that have succeeded in business while also demonstrating outstanding respect, care and concern for their employees, their communities and the environment.”

Ranked #1 on The Harris Poll 2018 Societal Return on Investment Index, which measures a company’s corporate reputation for social good. November 2018

The Morrie Silver Award is presented to Colleen Wegman at the Rochester Press Radio Club Dinner, an honor bestowed each year on “a person who has shown an exemplary interest in bettering the community through their efforts in the area of sports.” The award recognizes her longstanding support for the Wegmans LPGA Championship. June 2013

Axios Harris Poll 100 ranks Wegmans #5 for corporate reputation among the 100 most visible companies. 2022

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Wegmans as an outstanding Safer Choice Retailer for fostering awareness of the Safer Choice program and committing to offer cleaning products that meet Safer Choice standards. 2014 through 2020

J.D. Power and Associates U.S. Pharmacy Study ranks Wegmans Pharmacy “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Supermarket Pharmacies.” 2018 through 2020

Wegmans is ranked #1 for Corporate Reputation among the ‘100 most visible companies,’ nationwide according to the 2019 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient ® study.  February 2019

Glassdoor includes Colleen Wegman on its Best CEOs List. 2018 and 2019

A survey of more than 12,000 consumers nationwide conducted by Market Force Information ranks Wegmans #1 – America’s Favorite Supermarket. June 2018

American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) release study ranking customer satisfaction at retailers across six channels. Wegmans ranked highest among supermarkets and received the highest score across all retail channels. February 2016

The 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend study, which measures brand equity, names Wegmans Northeast Brand of the Year in the Grocery Store Category. July 2014

Danny Wegman is named by Supermarket News to its list of 50 Power Players, the most influential people in food retailing. 2003 through 2014

The Boston Consulting Group names Wegmans to its 2013 list of Most Recommended Brands, “in recognition of the company’s superior ability to attract word-of-mouth recommendation.”  December 2013

GS1, a global information standards organization, gives Danny Wegman its Lifetime Achievement Award “for outstanding contributions to the advancement and adoption of GS1 Standards, the most broadly used supply chain standards globally.”  May 2013

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) presents Danny Wegman with its highest honor, the 2013 Hall of Achievement award, given “to individuals who have had a strong and lasting impact on the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry.” January 2013

Last updated 5/2023