Wegmans Food Markets announces local leadership team managing its new Natick Mall store opening on Sunday, April 29

On-The-Spot Job Interviews are Offered Wednesdays and Saturdays at Wegmans’ Framingham Hiring Office

NATICK, MA, 2018-Mar-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets today (February 27, 2018) announced the local leadership team managing its new Natick Mall store, which opens at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 29. The group consists of the store manager, executive chef, and three area managers who each supervise several departments within the store.

“This team brings an incredible background of knowledge and experience to Natick, and we’re still hiring and training for a number of open positions,” said Marybeth Stewart, Wegmans human resources manager.

Wegmans is offering on-the-spot job interviews at its Framingham hiring office, located at 10 Speen St., Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. An additional Wegmans employment office is open daily in Natick Mall and job applications are accepted online at Wegmans.com/careers.

The Wegmans Natick store leadership group is as follows:

Store Manager Rich Boscia
Rich Boscia has been in the supermarket business since he was a teenager in New Jersey, working his way from part-time maintenance employee and cashier to assistant store manager. He joined Wegmans in 2001 as a merchandising area manager and was promoted to perishable area manager several years later. After moving to Massachusetts, he helped open Wegmans’ Northborough store, the family-owned company’s first foray into New England. In 2012, Boscia was promoted to store manager. He’s currently focused on hiring and training for the 550 employees that will serve the Natick community. Boscia has an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and resides in South Grafton.

Executive Chef Brendan Newhart
Brendan Newhart’s grandfather owned a grocery store and his father owned a deli and pizzeria, so going into a culinary profession was a natural fit for him. A graduate of Paul Smith’s College with a degree in Culinary Arts and Service Management, he began his career with Wegmans in Rochester, NY as a culinary team leader in 2010. The following year, he relocated to New England as a sous chef and worked his way up to executive chef at the Westwood store. At Natick, he plays a key leadership role for some 130 culinary employees who will make Wegmans’ unmatched variety of restaurant-quality prepared foods.

Perishable Area Manager Dan Jackson
Dan Jackson began working at Wegmans in 2001 as a full-time cook for Asian cuisine in Wegmans’ Elmira, NY store. He brings prior experience as a service team leader and department manager for bakery, deli, and prepared foods. Jackson also worked as a business analyst before relocating to the Burlington, MA store as service area manager. He was later promoted to perishable area manager at Wegmans in Chestnut Hill. At Natick, Jackson will oversee the produce, floral, bakery, seafood, meat, cheese, and deli departments, where customers will find the freshest ingredients and employees will offer easy meal solutions.

Merchandising Area Manager Will Mitchell
Will Mitchell joined Wegmans as a part-time cashier and Helping Hand parking lot attendant in 1999. He went on to work full time in frozen foods and became a service team leader before managing the grocery and produce departments. Most recently, he was merchandising area manager at Wegmans in Burlington. In Natick, Mitchell will supervise each of the departments found on the first level of the unique two-story location, including grocery, dairy, frozen foods, health and wellness, bulk, wine, liquor, beer, and home and entertaining.

Service Area Manager Megan Ruby
Megan Ruby started her Wegmans career in 2004 as a part-time cashier and customer service desk employee. A Wegmans Employee Scholarship recipient, she also completed two internships and worked as a business analyst. She continued her employee development as a service team leader and front-end manager. As service area manager in Natick, Ruby will lead the front end, service desk, maintenance, Helping Hands parking lot attendants, and accounting office. She will also oversee local community giving, carrying out Wegmans’ commitment to make a difference in every community it serves.

Wegmans entered New England with its Northborough location in 2011 and currently operates five stores within the state. The Natick store is a 146,500-sq. ft. supermarket spanning two floors, including in-store café seating and two restaurant concepts: The Burger Bar and Blue Dalia Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 95-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, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 21 consecutive years, ranking #2 in 2018.

Press Contact:

Valerie Fox
Media Relations Coordinator
585-720-5713
valerie.fox@wegmans.com

Source:  Wegmans Food Markets

Wegmans Food Markets starts recruitment for 225 full-time positions at its Natick Mall store, scheduled to open in spring 2018

NATICK, MA, 2017-Aug-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets today (August 16, 2017) announced the start of recruitment for full-time positions at its store in Natick Mall, which is scheduled to open in spring 2018. The Natick store will employ approximately 550 people, most of whom will be new to the company and hired locally. Of these, there are 225 full-time positions to be filled starting now.

“Jobs with Wegmans offer competitive pay and benefits packages, career growth and development, and flexible scheduling,” said Marybeth Stewart, Wegmans human resources manager for New England. “We’re hiring for full-time positions across the entire store, including entry-level management, customer service, and a strong focus on restaurant and culinary roles, such as line cooks and sous chefs.”

Job seekers are encouraged to apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers or call 508-960-0104 for more information. Interviews are conducted by appointment only and hiring for part-time jobs will begin at a later date.

The Natick Wegmans is an innovative concept for the 101-year-old company. The space, a former department store with direct access to the mall, will house the 134,000-sq. ft. supermarket on two floors, including more than 100 seats for in-store café dining. Another 12,500 sq. ft. on the second floor will feature two restaurant concepts. Wegmans is also seeking a complementary tenant for the 45,000-sq. ft. third floor of the building.

“Wegmans consistently earns its reputation as a great place to work, in part because of family ownership that fosters a caring atmosphere and an emphasis on work-life balance,” said Wegmans Natick Store Manager Rich Boscia. “We’re growing and hiring for year-round, full-time positions with great benefits during a difficult time for many other retailers. Join us: this is the perfect place to work if you’re passionate about food and want to share that passion with others.”

Wegmans entered New England with its Northborough location in 2011, growing its presence steadily ever since. Now operating four stores in the state, the company is also actively hiring and training new employees for a fifth location, opening in Medford on Sunday, Nov. 5.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 93-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, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 20 consecutive years, ranking #2 in 2017.

Press Contact:
Valerie FoxMedia Relations Coordinator
585-720-5713
valerie.fox@wegmans.com

Source: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Wegmans Food Markets announced the management team of its newest store in Westwood

WESTWOOD, MA, 2015-9-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets today announced the management team of its newest store, located at 169 University Avenue in Westwood. The team has nearly 120 combined years of experience at Wegmans, and includes the Store Manager, Executive Chef, Pharmacy Manager and Area Managers who will each oversee various departments within the store.

The Westwood store celebrates its grand opening on Sunday, October 11, and is currently hiring and training new employees for a variety of part-time customer service, culinary, and restaurant positions.

Wegmans will host open interviews from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, September 10 through Saturday, September 12 at its 685 Canton Street employment office in Westwood.

“We are proud to introduce the members of our management team to the Westwood community. Together, they bring a long track record of commitment to incredible customer service and the skills to provide an outstanding shopping experience,” said Marybeth Stewart, human resources manager of Wegmans’ New England division. “We encourage those who are interested in joining our team to apply, attend our open interviews in September, or visit us online to learn more.”

The management team for Wegmans Westwood is as follows:

Dave Orlovsky, store manager
Orlovsky, a Shrewsbury resident, has been a part of the Wegmans family for more than 25 years. He first joined as a customer service employee in the prepared foods department in Johnson City, NY. In 1995, Orlovsky joined the company’s management training program and soon became the produce manager of the Elmira, NY, store. He rose from produce manager to assistant store manager, and was later promoted to store manager. Orlovsky moved to Massachusetts in 2013 to be the store manager at Wegmans in Northborough. Two years later, he was given the opportunity to open and manage the Westwood location. In this role, Orlovsky will lead 550 employees to provide the first-class customer service Wegmans is known for.

Brendan Newhart, executive chef
Newhart, who lives in Hopedale, began his career with Wegmans in Rochester, NY as a team leader five years ago. In 2011, he relocated to New England as a sous chef at the Northborough store. Chef Newhart rose through the ranks and is now the executive chef who will oversee Wegmans’ prepared foods in Westwood. With more than sixteen years of restaurant and hotel experience, along with a degree in Culinary Arts and Service Management, Newhart will lead a team of over 140 culinary professionals to deliver on Wegmans’ promise of the freshest ingredients and restaurant-quality meals.

Frank Fields, perishable area manager
Fields, a resident of Providence, began working at Wegmans in 2000 and has served in a number of roles, including service team leader, restaurant manager and service area manager. As the perishable area manager in Westwood, he will oversee the perishable departments of the store (bakery, seafood, meat, cheese, etc.), ensuring product freshness, merchandising, and employee development to help Wegmans customers make great meals easy.

Alicia Elliott, service area manager
Elliott resides in Marlborough and has been with Wegmans since 1980. She’s learned the business and been promoted from within by working in several positions, including produce manager, corporate accounting, front end manager, and non-licensed pharmacy manager. Elliott moved to Massachusetts in 2014 to take on the service area manager role at Wegmans’ Burlington store. In Westwood, she’s leading all aspects of customer service, which is a point of distinction at Wegmans, as well as overseeing community partnerships and giving.

Lisa Landry, merchandising area manager
Landry began working for Wegmans in 1985 while in high school and since then has enjoyed a variety of positions, including cheese shop team leader, bakery team leader, night manager, and front end manager. Landry also has experience working as an operations coordinator in the corporate office. Now a Norwood resident and merchandising area manager in Westwood, Landry will oversee all non-perishable departments, including grocery, nature’s marketplace, and wine, and will work with the entire store to ensure products are well-merchandised and easily accessible for customers.

Cassie Lawatsch, pharmacy area manager
Cassie Lawatsch, PharmD, graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2013 and now lives in Boston. A Wegmans employee since 2006, she began as a pharmacy technician and advanced into management. As pharmacy manager in Westwood, Lawatsch will ensure customers are provided with the expertise and products they need to live a healthier, better life, including immunizations, prescription auto-refill, and competitively low prices on select generic prescriptions.

Wegmans Westwood is a 122,000 square-foot supermarket that includes a Market Café with indoor and outdoor seating for nearly 300, as well as a complete wine and beer shop. Today, the store launched www.wegmans.com/westwood, which offers store details, Wegmans Shoppers Club sign up, and it will include blog posts by the Westwood management team.

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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:
Jo Natale, Wegmans vice president of media relations, 585-429-3627
Sophie Hamersley, RF|Binder for Wegmans, 781-559-0441

Wegmans Food Markets to hire 550 full- and part-time people for its new Westwood location set to open on October 11

WESTWOOD, MA, 2015-5-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets today announced it is now hiring and training for both part-time and full-time positions for its new Westwood location on University Ave near I95, set to open on October 11. A variety of positions in all departments are available. These include a significant number of culinary positions, such as cooks and front of house.

Wegmans Westwood store will employ a total of 550 full- and part-time people, the vast majority hired locally.

“Now is the time to apply. Although we won’t open for a few months, we will bring new employees on board quickly to start training,” said Marybeth Stewart, Wegmans Human Resources Manager for New England. “One of the reasons Wegmans is such a great place to work is that we promote from within. We are opening new stores every year, and more are planned for New England. This opens up so much opportunity for anyone interested in a career with our company.”

Open interviews will be conducted and part-time and full-time applicants may apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers or call 1-877-WEGMANS (934-6267) for more information.

The Westwood Wegmans is a 122,000 square-foot supermarket and includes a Market Café with indoor and outdoor seating and a complete wine and beer shop.

“We’re right on track in terms of the construction schedule at the Westwood store. We have our sign up at University Station and newly hired full-time employees training at different locations,” said Westwood Store Manager Dave Orlovsky. “Wegmans is a great place to work and build a career. We have best-in-class training programs, competitive pay and benefits, including our scholarship program, and a family atmosphere in our stores. ”

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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 eighteen consecutive years. In 2015, Wegmans ranked #7 on the list. 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:
Jo Natale, Wegmans vice president of media relations, 585-429-3627
Stacy Clougherty, RF|Binder for Wegmans, 781-559-0427

Wegmans Food Markets to begin recruitment for full-time positions for its newest Massachusetts location scheduled to open in fall 2015

WESTWOOD, MA, 2015-2-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets today announced it will begin recruitment for full-time positions for its newest Massachusetts location on University Ave near I95 in Westwood, which is scheduled to open in fall 2015. The company’s fourth location in the state will employ approximately 550 people, most of whom will be hired locally. Of these, at least 190 full-time positions will be filled starting now, while part-time hiring will be announced in the summer. Available full-time positions include everything from entry-level management positions to culinary professionals.

Full-time applicants may apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers or call 1-877-WEGMANS (934-6267) for more information. Interviews are conducted by appointment only and applications are not available or accepted at the construction site. Wegmans will also host several open interview sessions; interested applicants can find more information by going to www.wegmans.com/careers.

“We begin our recruitment process months in advance of the store opening, and we bring our new hires on board immediately, because we provide some of the most in-depth product, customer service and culinary education in the business,” said Marybeth Stewart, Wegmans Human Resources Manager for New England. “In addition to extensive training, we offer competitive pay and benefits, flexible scheduling, and opportunities to grow and advance.”

Once the Westwood store opens, Wegmans will have created more than 2,000 jobs in Massachusetts, since opening its first Massachusetts location in Northborough in 2011. Wegmans is known for its incredible customer service and restaurant-quality prepared foods. The Westwood Wegmans is a 122,000 square-foot supermarket that includes a Market Café with indoor and outdoor seating and a complete wine and beer shop. The company continues to look for additional sites in New England.

“We encourage interested applicants to contact us now, because we are ready to hire full-time employees immediately to prepare for the grand opening this fall,” said Westwood Store Manager Dave Orlovsky. “As someone who has been with Wegmans for 25 years, I can personally verify this is a great place to build a career, and I look forward to meeting the applicants who will potentially join the Wegmans Westwood family.”

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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.

Contact Information:

Jo Natale, Wegmans vice president of media relations, 585-429-3627
Sophie Hamersley, RF|Binder for Wegmans, 781-559-0442

Wegmans Food Markets opens third Massachusetts store located in Burlington on October 26

BURLINGTON, MA, 2014-10-22— /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets, known for its incredible customer service and restaurant-quality prepared foods, is on a mission to change food shopping in Burlington. And, at 135,000 square feet, they have the space to do just that. Store Manager Kevin Russell and his team of 600 employees have been working for months to get the store ready for customers when the third Massachusetts Wegmans opens in Burlington on Sunday, October 26 at 7 a.m.

“We can’t wait to meet our new customers,” says Store Manager Kevin Russell. “We’ve been training and preparing for months all with one goal in mind: to make each customer’s shopping experience easy and fun.”

There are dozens of reasons Wegmans new Burlington store – which includes a full Wine, Liquor and Beer Shop and Market Café – is different than any place you’ve ever shopped before.

Wegmans offers an unmatched produce selection, with hundreds of different conventional and organic fruits and vegetables on any given day. Be on the lookout for the Fresh Cut Fruit and Veggie station, where produce is cleaned, cut, and ready to take home. Another must-see is the Market Café with restaurant-quality prepared foods for takeout or dine-in. So, whether you’re craving an old-fashioned sub, Asian cuisine, fresh sushi or anything in-between, Wegmans has a variety of choices to please even the pickiest eater in the family. Indoor seating in the Market Café is on the mezzanine level, giving customers a chance to watch all the action below, plus there’s an outdoor patio with a fireplace for dining alfresco. In total, the store seats more than 300.

As shoppers enter and move through the store, they’ll have a sense of visiting different shops, as one would in a European open air market. Other departments include seafood, meat, deli, bakery, Nature’s Marketplace (with natural and organic foods), a Kosher section, cheese shop, Mediterranean bar and more. In addition to groceries, the store has a full pharmacy, floral shop, health and beauty section, and gifts/housewares.

Among the 60,000 plus products offered at the Burlington store, more than 3,000 are organic.

“Even if a customer has never before shopped at Wegmans, they seem to know our reputation for great selection, the best quality, and incredible customer service,” said Russell. “But, they are often pleasantly surprised by our consistent low prices. We also have Family Pack sizes throughout the store, which can mean a savings of 30% or more.”

In advance of the opening, customers are encouraged to sign up for a Wegmans Shoppers Club Card, which is free and offers extra savings and other benefits. Another great tool is the free Wegmans App, which allows shoppers to create and save a shopping list using the Wegmans product catalog, and then organizes the list by aisle. For more information on either, visit www.wegmans.com/burlington.

Marybeth Stewart, Wegmans Human Resources Manager for New England adds, “One of the advantages to the Massachusetts expansion is growth opportunities for our employees. A number of employees at the Burlington store started at our other locations and have now been promoted. Wegmans will expand to Westwood in 2015 as well as additional area locations. We encourage anyone interested in a position to visit www.wegmans.com/careers.”

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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 16 consecutive years. In 2014, Wegmans ranked #12 on the list.

Contact Information:

Jo Natale, Wegmans director of media relations, 585-429-3627
Stacy Clougherty, RF|Binder for Wegmans, 508-971-7594