Wegmans is a chain of grocery stores popular in New England and the mid-Atlantic states.
All about Wegmans
Wegmans, also written as Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., is a chain of grocery stores located in a handful of states in New England and the mid-Atlantic. Specifically, you'll find Wegmans locations in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Even though there are only stores in six states, there are 92 Wegmans store locations. You can find the one nearest to you by going to their official website, www.wegmans.com.
Are you a frequent shopper at Wegmans? Then there are a few more things you should alos check out while you're on their website! You can join their Shoppers Club, which gives you access to exclusive digital coupons you can use to save money on your purchases. It's completely free to sign up for, you just need an e-mail address. You can also add Wegmans to your favorite stores right here on Tiendeo so that you never miss a coupon!
The history of Wegmans
Wegmans was founded in 1916 by two men: John and Walter Wegman. At first, they didn't use their last name as the store name. Instead, it was the Rochester Fruit and Vegetable Company. They started expanding first in the Rochester area, but in 1968 went further with a store in Syracuse, followed by one in 1977 in Buffalo. Their first non-New York location was in 1993 in Pennsylvania. Today, there are 92 Wegmans stores in six different states.
A few things you probably didn't know about Wegmans
Wegmans grocery store is well known for being a great place to do your grocery shopping, but there are a lot of things that even the most dedicated shoppers may not be aware of about the store.
For instance, did you know that even back in the 1930s they had a huge store? They worked up to having a location that was 20,000 square feet and could seat 300 people in its cafeteria! Still, that's peanuts compared to their current stores, which are generally between 75,000 and 140,000 square feet in size.
In the 1950s, there was a Wegmans T.V. show! It was called Dollar Derby, and the idea was that people in the audience would bid on items from their stores.
A group of high school students in Massachusetts once made a musical about Wegmans! They wrote songs about cheese, and the store ended up donating a few bits and pieces for the students to use as props.