Norwalk, CT, March 1, 2022 – Wegmans Food Markets Inc., the family company that ranks consistently as one of the country’s best places to work and shop, is bringing its unmatched customer service, restaurant foods, one-stop shopping, and consistent low prices to Norwalk with the announcement of its first Connecticut location.
Wegmans Norwalk will be located on nearly 11 acres of land off Connecticut Avenue, adjacent to route I-95. The property is currently occupied by an office complex owned by MBI Inc., which plans to move to new office space within Norwalk before construction of the new Wegmans store begins.
“We are excited by the opportunity that this sale of our property to Wegmans presents,” said Peter Maglathlin, CEO and President of MBI, Inc. “Although our current building has served us well over the past several decades, the chance to relocate to modern office space while still keeping our headquarters in Norwalk offers unique advantages to our company and our employees.”
The two-level store will be approximately 95,000 square feet and will also include a multi-level parking garage. A timeline for construction and opening has not yet been determined, as the company is currently seeking municipal approvals for the project.
“Each year we receive hundreds of requests from residents for a store in Connecticut, so we’re excited to bring Wegmans to Norwalk and to get to know our new neighbors,” said Colleen Wegman, president and CEO of Wegmans Food Markets. “Even before we open the doors to our new store, we’re committed to making a difference in every community we serve.”
In 2021, Wegmans ranked #1 on PEOPLE’s ‘Companies That Care’ list. Each year the company gives back to the local community through food donations; community event sponsorships; well-paying, fulfilling jobs for youth and adults; and so much more.
Wegmans’ status as a great place to work is widely recognized. The company has ranked highly on FORTUNE magazine’s list of “The 100 Best Companies to Work For” for 24 consecutive years. Employees cite an extensive array of benefits as the reason they chose Wegmans, including competitive pay and benefits packages, premium pay on Sundays and holidays, tuition assistance through the company’s employee scholarship program, and flexible scheduling.
In business since 1916, Wegmans now operates 106 stores in seven states and has more than 50,000 employees chainwide. Wegmans stores have a European open-air market look and feel, offering an abundance of choice, the best ingredients, thousands of organic options, restaurant-quality prepared food, and consistent low prices.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 106-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts and North Carolina. The family company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 24 consecutive years, ranking #4 in 2021. The company also ranked #1 on PEOPLE’s 2021 ‘Companies That Care’ list.