merchandising. His other daughter, Colleen,
became president of the company in 2005.
The chain’s private label program, which was
introduced in the late 1970s, was expanded in the
early 1990s to include items like bread, cereals
and frozen meals, as well as vitamins and other
health care items.
Wegmans has remained consistently strong
over the years, despite the intrusion of alternative supermarkets formats and food sellers that
included drug and dollar stores and mass merchandisers like Walmart and Target.
Despite competitive pressures, the one principle that has guided the company is its commitment to employees and communities. As
CEO Danny Wegman said on the occasion of the
chain’s 100th anniversary: “As we reflect on how
we got here, we remember a simple rule that my
dad taught us—never think of yourself, always
help others. These words made all the differ-ence… they led to putting the needs of employees first and then to generations of employees’
vice president of supermarket sales, Amerlux
We are proud to be a select manufacturer of lighting to Wegmans Food Markets. A wonderful
company to work with, it is not just an upscale, top-level grocery store; it is more like a glorious
outpost with an indoor street of fine shops.
We are “Super Fans” of Wegmans, just like the customers that rave about the great service,
knowledgeable staff and products. From foreign groceries and organic selections, to tasty subs
and exceptional salad bars, many locations offer fine cafés, pizzerias and buffets with seating
areas to enjoy freshly made food. Wegmans is a very upscale and comprehensive grocery
retailer which is beloved for its large selection of craft brews housed in walk-in beer lockers,
bookstore quality magazine sections, top-flight bakeries known for custom-made sheet cakes
and decorated cookies and vast candy selections that include classics, nostalgic favorites and
quirky finds. With a strong commitment to the health and well-being of its customers, the retailer
provides a vast cheese selection, expansive olive bar, unique fish department with seafood
galore, in-house florist, DIY nut butter machines and other highly acclaimed departments.
To enhance patrons’ shopping experience, we illuminate specialty sections with a virtuosic
composition of lighting fixtures, sleek aesthetics and advanced LED technologies. Our energy
efficient fixtures deliver an extra punch of light and color rendition precisely where needed.
Second to none, Wegmans utilizes world-class store development and design teams and aligns
themselves with premier suppliers and partners. Wegmans is renowned for its wide aisles, perfect displays, vast food assortments and clean floors. Many stores offer daycare, dry cleaning,
recycling stations and pharmacies, making it possible for customers to knock out several errands
at once. In addition, consumers can choose modern gifts including everything from yoga gear
to coffee accessories.