Ever think food shopping could be fun? Inspire you to try something new? Then stand by: The fourth Wegmans store in Massachusetts, at 169 University Avenue (near I 95) in Westwood, is opening its doors to the public at 7 a.m. this Sunday, October 11. That’s when 550 friendly, helpful employees will show you how the store helps you make great meals every day that are easy, healthy and affordable.
A family-owned company since its start in 1916, Wegmans and its mission have consistently stayed the same: to offer choice, quality and value and to be the very best at serving the needs of its customers.
No matter what your style of cooking, Wegmans has everything you need under one roof: Restaurant-quality prepared foods; best-quality ingredients for cooking from scratch; ready-to-cook entrees; deli meats for tomorrow’s lunch; specialty and artisan cheeses for entertaining, or fresh New England seafood. With 70,000 products, Wegmans has about twice the selection of most other supermarkets.
There’s good news on Wegmans’ prices, too: Prices for products families buy every week are lower than at other supermarkets, with many products available in both regular and Family Pack size for the best value.
When you love working with food and people, Wegmans is the place to be according to Westwood Store Manager Dave Orlovsky, who has been with the company for more than 25 years.
“It’s always exciting to watch customers walk into the store for the first time and see all we have to offer,” says Orlovsky. “Our team has been working for months in anticipation of opening day, and we’re ready to deliver on our promise of incredible customer service.”
Shoppers will first see the vibrant colors of the produce department as they enter the 122,000-square-foot store. Just beyond are other fresh food areas with an open-air market feel, like bakery, meat, seafood, and cheese. See something in Prepared Foods that you can hardly wait to eat? Buy it and enjoy it right away at the Market Café, with indoor and outdoor seating for nearly 300 people.
Wegmans Wine and Beer shop has more than 700 varieties of domestic and imported beer with ‘Craft Your Own’ six-packs, wines starting at $6, and weekly wine tastings to help customers find perfect pairings for their meals.
The Westwood store also includes a pharmacy. J.D. Power and Associates 2015 Pharmacy Study recently ranked Wegmans pharmacy “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Supermarket Pharmacies” nationwide.
On opening day, just before customers are welcomed in, employees will gather near the front of the store to do the Wegmans cheer at 6:55 a.m., a long-standing tradition for the family-owned company. The store will be open seven days a week, and regular hours of operation will be 6 a.m. to midnight.
Customers can visit www.wegmans.com/westwood for more store details and to sign up for a Wegmans Shoppers Club card. They can also download the Wegmans app to search for recipes, products and create a shopping list that can be sorted by aisle locations.