Wegmans Food Markets announces leadership appointments at its Charlottesville store, opening Nov. 6

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, 2016-Sep-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets today (09/28/2016 ) announced the leadership team spearheading the management of its Charlottesville store, opening Nov. 6 at 5th Street Station on the intersection of Interstate 64 and 5th Street. The Charlottesville leadership team consists of the store manager, executive chef, pharmacy area manager, and three area managers who each supervise several departments. Together, this group has more than 130 years of experience working for the 100-year-old family-owned company.

Wegmans Charlottesville is a 120,000 square-foot supermarket that includes a Market Café with indoor and outdoor seating for nearly 250, as well as The Pub, an in-store full-service family restaurant known for fresh, seasonal food and local craft beer. Visit www.wegmans.com/charlottesville for store details, Wegmans Shoppers Club sign up, driving directions, and a countdown to the grand opening.

The Wegmans Charlottesville leadership team is as follows:

Store Manager Chris DePumpo
After graduating from Elmira College, Chris DePumpo worked for a drug store chain and a different grocery company in his hometown of Sayre, PA. His Wegmans career began in 1993 as a night manager in Johnson City, NY. DePumpo later moved back to Pennsylvania, working for Wegmans stores in Scranton and Wilkes Barre. He went on to become a merchandising area manager in the company’s first Maryland store, located in a suburb of Baltimore. From there, he trained in perishable departments to prepare for his next assignment as store manager in Fredericksburg, VA in 2009. DePumpo and his family moved to Charlottesville in 2015 to begin building and developing his team of 550 in preparation for the Charlottesville store opening.

Executive Chef Jason Voos
Jason Voos got his love of cooking from his grandmother who made traditional Polish meals from scratch. His first part-time job was in the seafood department at Wegmans in his hometown of Pittsford, NY. He later became a Wegmans management intern, learning through hands-on rotations in each department. After graduating from Johnson & Wales University, Voos continued working his way up as a cook, culinary team leader, sous chef, and then executive chef. He will oversee the culinary team that provides the restaurant-quality prepared foods Wegmans is known for, with mix and match self-serve food bars, subs, hot soup, fresh sushi, The Pub, and more – all for in-store dining or takeout. Chef Voos lives in Louisa.

Pharmacy Area Manager Kim Elliott, Pharm D.
Kim Elliott, Pharm D., joined Wegmans in 2005 as a part-time cashier in Corning, NY. There she honed her customer service skills and also worked at the Wegmans Organic Farm before becoming a pharmacy technician and intern while attending the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. After graduation, Elliott relocated to Northern Virginia to support Wegmans pharmacies. As pharmacy area manager, she will now lead the Charlottesville pharmacy and its staff, helping employees and customers live healthier, better lives. Pharmacy services include immunizations, auto-refill of prescriptions, free home shipping, pet medications, and competitively low prices on select generic prescriptions.

Perishable Area Manager Carl Shubert
Carl Shubert began working at Wegmans in 1984 and has experience in a variety of positions, including customer service in produce, produce department manager, service team leader, front end manager, general merchandise, service area manager, and merchandising area manager. As perishable area manager in Charlottesville, he will oversee product quality, sales, and employee development for the produce, floral, bakery, seafood, meat, cheese, and deli departments. Shubert will ensure Wegmans’ high standards for the freshest ingredients are met and employees are prepared to share in-depth food knowledge with Wegmans customers. Shubert resides in Louisa.

Merchandising Area Manager Michael Ryan
Michael Ryan became a Wegmans employee in 1989. A Louisa resident, he previously served as a meat clerk, seafood team leader and department manager, research and development manager, service team leader, and service area manager. In his role at the Charlottesville store, he’ll supervise employee development, merchandising and sales for several departments, including grocery, dairy, frozen foods, Nature’s Marketplace and general merchandise. Ryan will work collaboratively across the store to ensure that products are well stocked and beautifully displayed to make grocery shopping outstanding for Wegmans customers.

Service Area Manager Mike McCarthy
Mike McCarthy resides in Charlottesville and has been a Wegmans employee since 1993. A graduate of the University of Rochester, he started with Wegmans as a front end coordinator before taking on roles as a night manager, front end manager, and service area manager. At Charlottesville, he will lead the front end, service desk, helping hands (parking lot attendants) and accounting office. McCarthy will ensure incredible customer service is delivered every day, which is a point of distinction at Wegmans. He will also oversee local community giving, carrying out Wegmans’ commitment to make a difference in every community it serves.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 91-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 19 consecutive years, ranking #4 in 2016.

Contact Information:

Valerie Fox
Wegmans media relations coordinator
585-720-5713

Source: Wegmans Food Markets

Wegmans Food Markets to open new location in Charlottesville on Nov. 6

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 2016-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets is now hiring and training for 350 part-time positions at its new location in Charlottesville, which is scheduled to open Sunday, Nov. 6 at 7 a.m. The 120,000 square-foot store is located at 5th Street Station, a retail center at the intersection of Interstate 64 and 5th Street.

Part-time openings are available in every department, from line cooks and restaurant servers to customer service representatives. Recruitment for 200 full-time employees began in February and is ongoing. In total, the store will employ 550 people, 500 of whom will be new to the company and hired locally.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers or call 1-877-WEGMANS (934-6267), selecting option 4 for more information. Interviews are conducted by appointment only and applications are neither available nor accepted at the construction site.

“Though the opening is months away, our new employees begin training soon after they’re hired so that when we open the doors, they’re knowledgeable about our offerings and ready to provide incredible customer service to all of Charlottesville,” said Store Manager Chris DePumpo.

The fact the 100-year-old company is family owned is part of the draw for applicants. “People seem to recognize that family ownership gives us the ability to put our employees first by offering flexible scheduling, competitive pay and benefits, and the opportunity to learn and grow with the company,” says DePumpo. Also enticing is the Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program.

Founded in 1984, the Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program awards tuition assistance to employees who meet specific academic, employment and work-performance criteria. Part-time workers can receive up to $1,500 per year and full-time workers up to $2,200 per year for four years, with no restrictions on the course of study or post-college career path.

Wegmans Charlottesville will feature more than 60,000 individual products, including an extensive prepared foods department, more than 3,000 organic products, fresh seafood delivered whole and cut to order daily, hundreds of produce items and 300 varieties of imported and domestic cheese. This store will also include The Pub by Wegmans, a full-service family restaurant known for fresh, seasonal food and local craft beer.

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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 88-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 19 consecutive years, ranking #4 in 2016.

100th Anniversary edition – Wegmans History
Photo Gallery (downloadable images)
Wegmans’ Broll
Company Overview
Awards and Recognition

Contact Information:  Valerie Fox, Wegmans media relations coordinator, 585-720-5713

Wegmans Charlottesville gets ready for its Fall opening; now now hiring and training full-time employees

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets is now hiring and training full-time employees for its new Charlottesville store, which is on track to open this fall. Available positions include everything from entry-level management to customer service, and culinary jobs such as line cooks and restaurant servers.

The store will employ approximately 550 people, 500 of whom will be hired locally. Of these, there are 200 full-time positions to be filled. Hiring for part-time positions will begin at a later date.

Full-time job applicants are invited to apply online now at www.wegmans.com/careers, or call 1-877-WEGMANS (934-6267) for more information. Wegmans will begin scheduling interviews at its Charlottesville hiring office in March. Applications are not accepted at the store or construction site, nor will interviews be conducted there.

Chris DePumpo, a 23-year Wegmans veteran and manager of the Charlottesville store, will oversee the hiring process. “Our employees tell us they like working for Wegmans because of flexible scheduling, competitive pay and benefits, the friendly atmosphere, and the opportunity to work for a company with a reputation they’re proud of,” said DePumpo.

Wegmans is a 100-year-old family-owned company that is widely recognized as an exceptional employer. For 18 consecutive years it has ranked high on FORTUNE magazine’s list of “The 100 Best Companies to Work For,” placing seventh in 2015.

“We’re known for providing an exceptional shopping experience because we’re committed to hiring enthusiastic people who are passionate about food and serving others,” said DePumpo. “Experience in the grocery business isn’t the most important thing. Soon after being hired, new employees receive top-notch training to learn the skills, service, and product knowledge needed for success.”

Wegmans Charlottesville is part of Fifth Street Station, a retail development at the intersection of Interstate 64 and Fifth Street. The 120,000 square-foot supermarket will include The Pub by Wegmans, a full-service family restaurant within the store, known for fresh, seasonal food and craft beer. The exterior of the building is currently under construction.

Wegmans operates seven stores in Virginia. The company is also planning to open new stores in Midlothian and Short Pump, Va. and Owings Mills, Md. in 2016.

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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 88-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 18 consecutive years, ranking #7 in 2015. The company also ranked #1 for Corporate Reputation, among the 100 ‘most-visible companies’ nationwide in the 2015 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient ® study.

Contact Information:
Valerie Fox, Wegmans media relations coordinator, 585-720-5713

Wegmans Food Markets delivers truckload of 18,317 pounds of non-perishable food at the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank

FREDERICKSBURG, VA, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ —  On Thursday, June 11 at 10:00 a.m., a truckload of 18,467 pounds of non-perishable food will arrive at the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank from our friends at Wegmans Food Markets just in time to help fill the shelves for our partner agencies as they get ready for the increased summer need.

“We are so very grateful for our partnership with Wegmans,” stated Oya Oliver, CEO of the FRFB. “This donation alone will provide meals to those who are food insecure in our community. As we enter the summer season, many families are struggling to find food to replace meals that had been provided to children at school. This donation will mean that food will be available in food pantries throughout the area to feed families.”

When the Wegmans tractor-trailer arrives at the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank, Store Manager Chris DePumpo will be on hand along with a team of employees from the Fredericksburg store to help unload and sort the 21 pallets of food.

”We know that as we head into the summer months, it’s an especially critical time of the year for food banks,” said DePumpo. “Helping to feed the hungry is one of the best ways we can make a difference and build a healthier community.”

In addtion to this donation, Wegmans Fredericksburg is partnering with the FRFB for a “Fill the Bus” food drive from June 21 through July 4. The customer service desk will post a wish list of non-perishable items that are intended to be nutritious and easy to prepare, like tuna fish, peanut butter, and canned soup. Items to donate will also displayed by the registers and can be purchased at checkout and then placed in the “Fill the Bus” collection bin by the front of the store. All donations purchased at the Fredericksburg store will go to the FRFB, remaining in the community to provide healthy meals for children when they do not have access to free or reduced-price meals at school.

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About the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank
Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank – Serving Planning District 16 which includes the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, the City of Fredericksburg, and Locust Grove. The food bank secures and distributes more than 3.7 million pounds of donated food and grocery products annually. The FRFB provides support for over 70 local charitable agencies, operating more than 160 programs including emergency shelters, food pantries, Food for Life senior feeding, the Mobile Pantry program, Club Kids after school snack program, Food-4-Families School Pantry program and the Kids on the Go Summer Feeding. For more information on the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank, please visit http://www.fredfood.org

About Wegmans
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 86-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 18 consecutive years, ranking #7 in 2015. The company also ranked #1 for Corporate Reputation, among the 100 ‘most-visible companies’ nationwide in the 2014 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient ® study.

Contact Information:
Oya Oliver, Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank President & CEO, 540-371-7666 x 139, Cell: 540-424-1730
Jo Natale, Wegmans Vice President of Media Relations, 585-429-3627