ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-12-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the fall 2014 United Way checkout scanning campaign at five Wegmans stores in the Southern Tier of New York, donations totaled $23,704, a 23% increase over the fall 2013 total.
“These donations directly benefit United Way programs and services in the local community,” said Patty Kaminski, Wegmans’ district manager of the Southern Tier stores. “We’re so grateful to our customers and employees for their continued generosity this fall.”
The United Way checkout scanning campaign, which ran during October and early November, allowed customers at Wegmans stores in Corning, Elmira, Hornell, Ithaca, and Johnson City to donate $1, $2 $3, $5 or any other amount at checkout. All proceeds go directly to the community fund at the United Way of the Southern Tier, the United Way of Broome County, and the United Way of Tompkins County.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 85-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 17 consecutive years. In 2014, Wegmans ranked #12 on the list.
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