Wegmans Food Market Heads to Maryland
Widely admired supermarket retailer Wegmans has moved into the Maryland market, opening a 140,000-square-foot store in Hunt Valley, Md., in early October.
The family-owned Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is a 68-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and now, Maryland as well.
The new Maryland store is offering more than 60,000 items, including up to 400 cheeses, extensive kosher and international selections, authentic French pastries and a large variety of household goods, ranging from patio furniture to imported linens. The Hunt Valley Wegmans also boasts a 300-seat Market Café, with menu items ranging from sushi to submarine sandwiches.
In addition to its retailing achievements, Wegmans has been ranked within Fortune magazine’s “Top 100 Companies to Work For” every year since the listing was inaugurated in 1998. In 2005 Wegmans, which is also noted for its support of a long list of philanthropic causes, topped the list.
|C-Store Candy Breakout
(A breakdown of convenience store candy sales by subcategory)
% of Sales
|Bagged/Repackaged Peg Candy||12.44%||12.44%|
|Source: 2005 NACS State of the Industry Report|
|The Big 10 in the C-Store
(As a percent of store sales)
|2.||Packaged Beverages (non-alcoholic)||13.0%||12.2%|
|8.||Fluid Milk Products||2.6%||2.5%|
|* Prepaid excluded starting 2004. Source: 2005 NACS SOI Survey Data|