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Community Day Sponsored by Wegmans!
57 North Franklin Street, June 6th
10:00am to 1:00pm
Wegmans Leadership Group is committed to being part of Pottstown’s community life, setting an example of leadership and giving back to neighborhoods where they do business. Wegmans has taken the Pottstown Cluster Outreach Center under their wing to offer their expertise and generosity on how to be more productive and efficient in our Food Pantry and Dry Goods Department.
After spending some time at the Cluster Outreach Center, Wegmans’ team brainstormed and came up with some new ideas, equipment and technology to run an efficient day to day operation to help better serve their clients. Additional shelves will be installed to create more space; carts that are easier to manipulate will help transport food and dry goods throughout the building and coats, hats and gloves will now be used for volunteers in the walk-in refrigerator.
All these items and time are donated by Wegmans. We decided to make the day a special event – Community Day!
The Rochester-based grocer that has been continually lauded for providing health insurance to its part-time workers will no longer offer that benefit.
Until recently, the company voluntarily offered health insurance to employees who worked 20 hours per week or more. Companies are required by law to offer health insurance only to full-time employees who work 30 hours or more per week, as required by the Affordable Care Act.
Several Wegmans employees told The Buffalo News that part-time health benefits had been cut and said the company said the decision was related to changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Berks County is in the cross hairs of grocery retailer Wegmans, but somehow the ninth-largest county in Pennsylvania has never been the target.
Now Berks falls between a new distribution hub in Schuylkill County and some of its stores.
This spring, the Rochester, N.Y., upscale grocer opened the $70 million warehouse in Cass and Foster townships, Wegmans’ third and largest warehouse in Schuylkill.
The company said in May that the move completes a distribution hub for fresh and frozen foods. More than 200 new employees were hired to staff it. The distribution hub was subsidized with state incentives of $731,650 in opportunity zone and job training money and job creation tax credits.
There was a gleam in Danny Wegman‘s eye as he cracked a joke, standing on the spot where he and a lot of other folks literally made the earth move – after 16 years of hitches and hurdles.
At a sneak peak of the freshly constructed Wegmans market at 1 Village Drive on Thursday, the company’s amiable CEO said he could hardly believe that his namesake 80th store was three days away from opening in King of Prussia.
The Rochester, N.Y. native recalled how excited his dad, Robert Wegman, was when he first got a glimpse of the North Gulph Road property – then the home of Valley Forge Golf Club – all those years ago.
Montgomery Mall has a big empty space. When Boscov’s reorganized a few years ago, the Montgomery Mall store closed and has been empty ever since. Now Wegman’s has announced plans to become the newest anchor store at the mall.
Wegman’s will demolish the old Boscov’s and build a new store. The store will be 125,000 square-feet, which is the same size as the former Boscov’s. The opening date will be determined by how fast Wegman’s can fit this new store into their schedule. 2012 is out but 2013 is in the running.
Wegman’s is breaking ground by becoming the first supermarket to open at a Simon Property Group mall.
Wegman’s has a store open in Collegeville and another store opening (Spring of 2012) in King of Prussia.
All is not peachy on the automated wine kiosk front. The PLCB has placed wine vending machines around the state, in various locations. This was done to help sell more wine and to offer customers a more convenient place, besides the dreaded Wine & Spirits store, to purchase their vino.
Wegmans asked the PLCB to remove all 10 kiosks from their stores in the next 30 days citing too many customer complaints and malfunctioning equipment. Wegmans said in some cases the problems were harmful to their business. The kiosk pilot program started about one year ago.
But have no fear…it looks like Wally World is lining up to stick some wine machines in their stores as soon as this summer. Can you imagine the Walmart photos these will generate?? I cringe in anticipation!
Acme closed their Collegeville Shopping Center store and moved it to 31 W. Ridge Pike, next to the new Court At Upper Providence Shopping Center, a few years ago. Now it would seem the “new store” is under performing due to competition from Giant, Target and Wegman’s and will close by the end of February.
With the departure of Acme from Ridge Pike, the closest Acme stores within a 20 mile radius of zip code 19468 are Phoenixville, Norristown, Lansdale and King of Prussia.
The Wayne Acme is also on the chopping block along with three stores in New Jersey and one in Maryland.
Another big empty building! Ironically, the old store in Collegeville was doing much better! Just proves the grass is not always greener!