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6143 Peach Street • Erie, PA • 16509 • 814-860-5300
5028 West Ridge Road • Erie, PA • 16506 • 814-835-1900 • www.wegmans.com
   
 
 

Where can you go to pick up your groceries, attend a cooking class, and enjoy a glass of wine or some fresh sushi — in one stop? Only Wegmans. From its local produce, to the great selection of organic and gluten-free products, to the homemade bakery and deli choices, Wegmans has become a hometown favorite.

When the big push in retail development came to Erie’s Upper Peach Street area nearly 20 years ago, along came Wegmans, becoming a staple in the community and a leader in community residence and development. This regional supermarket chain is one of the largest privately owned companies in the United States, yet maintains its neighborhood vibe.

Community Giving

Wegmans continues to strive to be part of community life and sets an example of how giving and leadership are of central importance. These concepts have been part of the Wegmans’ heritage and operating approach since its foundation. Wegmans is known for exceptional levels of charitable donations. In the Erie area, Wegmans works in conjunction with area food banks as well as the United Way. The focus is on programs that reduce hunger, help young people succeed, promote healthy eating/activity and strengthen neighborhoods.

In 2012, Wegmans raised nearly $120,000 for the United Way between its two Erie locations – through both register and employee contributions. Helping kids of all ages is a passion for Wegmans. Wegmans partners with Mercyhurst University and the Carpe Diem Academy to provide healthy after school snacks and teach K-2nd grade students about healthy snack options. The company offers up to $6,000 in annual scholarships for tuition to its student employees as well, demonstrating their commitment to education.

Cutting Edge Business

Wegmans has raised the bar on the everyday shopping experience. “Our high volume grocery stores continue to top consumer reports for service and innovation with the growth of consumer needs,” says Eric Weislogel. “And our consistent low prices are great for any family. The focus on differentiating consumer need has resulted in more of a emphasis on organics, as well as offering the best selection of gluten free items to this growing segment of the population.”

“We owe so much to our employees in Erie. They take pride from the original planks set forth in the way Wegmans does business. Our idea is that if we take care of our people, they will in turn, take care of our customers,” says Weislogel.

Industry Leaders

Wegmans is ranked 5th on the Fortune Magazine’s 2013 list of the Top 100 Companies to Work For; and in 2005 was ranked #1. The company has landed on Fortune’s list every year since the list was started, for an astonishing 16 straight years.

This is no coincidence. With its commitment to quality and community, friendly atmosphere and comfortable in-store café, Wegmans has become a favorite place for Erieites to shop, meet and eat.

 
 
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