Wegmans Ranks #4 and Celebrates 19th Consecutive Year on FORTUNE '100 Best Companies to Work For' List

Rochester, NY, March 04, 2016 -

Fortune has announced that Wegmans is once again on the magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, this year ranking #4. The family-owned supermarket chain, now marking its 100th anniversary, has appeared on the Fortune list for 19 consecutive years and is one of only 12 companies that have been on the list every year since it began.  Wegmans is also the highest ranked retailer.

CEO Danny Wegman shared his thoughts on the recognition:  “When our people feel cared about and respected, they turn around and make our customers feel that way too.   A big thank you goes to our customers and employees, because together they make Wegmans a happy place to be.”

Creators of the methodology behind the list, Great Place to Work®, have found that employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.

“Now more than ever, it is important for companies to prove they are great workplaces,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “Top talent expects as much as they seek new opportunities, and customers are demanding it as well as they decide where to spend their dollars. The 100 best workplaces are at the top of the heap in demonstrating they have a high-trust, high-performing culture.”

Hiring at Wegmans
Wegmans is now hiring for new stores it will open in Midlothian, VA (May), Short Pump, VA (August), Owings Mills, MD (September) and Charlottesville, VA (November).  In combination, the four new stores will employ approximately 2,000 people.  There are also positions available at Wegmans’ existing stores and in manufacturing, distribution, and corporate.  Interested candidates should visit wegmans.com and click on careers.

Cake Celebration

Customers and employees will celebrate the honor on Saturday, March 5, at 11 a.m. when cake will be served at every Wegmans store.  For customers who prefer a healthy option instead of cake, Clementine tangerines will be offered. 

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Methodology:

Fortune partners annually with Great Place to Work® to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America to identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For ®. Two-thirds of a company's survey score is based on the results of the Trust Index © Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. This survey asks questions related to employees' attitudes about management's credibility, overall job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the Culture Audit ©, which includes detailed questionnaires about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts. 

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 88-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 19 consecutive years, ranking #4 in 2016. Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US. Fortune is a global leader in business journalism known for its unrivaled access to industry leaders and decision makers. Founded in 1930, Fortune has transformed into a digital-first operation with nearly 17 million monthly unique visitors on Fortune.com as well as 3.4 million global readers in print. Fortune is home to some of the strongest business franchises, including: Fortune 500, Best Companies to Work For, World's Most Admired Companies, Fastest Growing Companies and Most Powerful Women. The Fortune Conference Division extends the brand's mission into live settings, hosting a wide range of annual conferences for top-level executives, including the FORTUNE Global Forum and the Most Powerful Women Summit.

Press Contact:
Wegmans
Jo Natale
Vice President of Media Relations
585-429-3627
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Evelyn Carter
Consumer Affairs Manager (Syracuse)
315-546-1110
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Michele Mehaffy
Consumer Affairs Manager (Buffalo)
716-685-8170
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Kelsey Rohwer
Public Relations
212-522-4800
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Hailey Murphy
Public Relations
212-522-3204
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