Wegmans Food Markets, known for its incredible customer service and restaurant-quality prepared foods, is on a mission to change food shopping in Burlington. And, at 135,000 square feet, they have the space to do just that. Store Manager Kevin Russell and his team of 600 employees have been working for months to get the store ready for customers when the third Massachusetts Wegmans opens in Burlington on Sunday, October 26 at 7 a.m.
“We can’t wait to meet our new customers,” says Store Manager Kevin Russell. “We’ve been training and preparing for months all with one goal in mind: to make each customer’s shopping experience easy and fun.”
There are dozens of reasons Wegmans new Burlington store – which includes a full Wine, Liquor and Beer Shop and Market Café – is different than any place you’ve ever shopped before.
Wegmans offers an unmatched produce selection, with hundreds of different conventional and organic fruits and vegetables on any given day. Be on the lookout for the Fresh Cut Fruit and Veggie station, where produce is cleaned, cut, and ready to take home. Another must-see is the Market Café with restaurant-quality prepared foods for takeout or dine-in. So, whether you’re craving an old-fashioned sub, Asian cuisine, fresh sushi or anything in-between, Wegmans has a variety of choices to please even the pickiest eater in the family. Indoor seating in the Market Café is on the mezzanine level, giving customers a chance to watch all the action below, plus there’s an outdoor patio with a fireplace for dining alfresco. In total, the store seats more than 300.
As shoppers enter and move through the store, they’ll have a sense of visiting different shops, as one would in a European open air market. Other departments include seafood, meat, deli, bakery, Nature’s Marketplace (with natural and organic foods), a Kosher section, cheese shop, Mediterranean bar and more. In addition to groceries, the store has a full pharmacy, floral shop, health and beauty section, and gifts/housewares.
Among the 60,000 plus products offered at the Burlington store, more than 3,000 are organic.
“Even if a customer has never before shopped at Wegmans, they seem to know our reputation for great selection, the best quality, and incredible customer service,” said Russell. “But, they are often pleasantly surprised by our consistent low prices. We also have Family Pack sizes throughout the store, which can mean a savings of 30% or more.”
In advance of the opening, customers are encouraged to sign up for a Wegmans Shoppers Club Card, which is free and offers extra savings and other benefits. Another great tool is the free Wegmans App, which allows shoppers to create and save a shopping list using the Wegmans product catalog, and then organizes the list by aisle. For more information on either, visit www.wegmans.com/burlington.
Marybeth Stewart, Wegmans Human Resources Manager for New England adds, “One of the advantages to the Massachusetts expansion is growth opportunities for our employees. A number of employees at the Burlington store started at our other locations and have now been promoted. Wegmans will expand to Westwood in 2015 as well as additional area locations. We encourage anyone interested in a position to visit www.wegmans.com/careers.”