Wegmans Food Markets ready to open new store in Montvale, New Jersey on Sunday, September 24

New Wegmans employees are ready to deliver exceptional service beginning at 7 a.m. on Sunday, September 24

MONTVALE, NJ, 2017-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paul Jordan can’t hide his enthusiasm about the grand opening on September 24 of Wegmans Food Markets’ new 108,000 sq. ft. store in Montvale, New Jersey, where he’s the store manager. It’s as if his 28 years of working at Wegmans were warm-ups for this moment.

The new Montvale store employs 500 people, 450 of whom are new to the company. Employees have spent the last several months training and preparing for the opening. For Jordan, the most exciting part of opening a new Wegmans store is “getting to know all the fantastic new people we have – every single person has a great story to tell.”

One of Jordan’s most important responsibilities, he says, is to ensure that every member of his team has the kinds of opportunities he had in his own career.

Jordan grew up in Liverpool, New York. By the time he was 16, he’d set his sights on Wegmans, where his brother had a part-time job. By high school graduation, Paul had earned a Wegmans employee scholarship that provided tuition assistance for him to earn a bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland. He graduated in 1996 and went back to Wegmans, working as a night manager in Upstate New York. Then he was invited in 2001 to become a management trainee in the produce department at the Bridgewater, New Jersey store. He was assigned a mentor and began learning not only how to make the produce department an irresistible part of the store for customers, but also how to foster the career development of his team members.

His next managerial assignment was to open the produce department at the Woodbridge store in 2003. The following year, he became the service manager at Bridgewater, and then gained additional experience as the perishable manager at the Woodbridge, Princeton and Manalapan stores. He returned to Princeton in 2014 as store manager.

While Jordan has helped open other Wegmans stores, the Montvale store is the first he has opened as the store manager, overseeing hiring for the entire store as well as ensuring that everything stays on track as opening day approaches.

“There’s so much for our people to learn,” says Jordan. “We carry hundreds of produce items every day, imported and specialty cheeses, foods from around the world, and approximately 65,000 products in all. We will teach customers about cooking techniques, we have a 250-seat Market Café, and The Burger Bar will serve fresh-cooked meals for families to enjoy.”

The new employees also learn about Wegmans’ culture of mutual support. They see in action what it means to respect and care about those you work with and how team members empower each other to be their best.

“One of the first conversations we have at orientation is about empowerment. I want our team to know that it’s okay to do what they think is right to take care of the customer, and I’ll support them. When our folks know that their decisions will be respected, they don’t hesitate to act on behalf of the customer – and that’s powerful.”

The new Montvale store is Wegmans’ ninth in New Jersey and its 94th store overall.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 94-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 Fox
Media Relations Coordinator
585-720-5713
valerie.fox@wegmans.com

Source: Wegmans Food Market

Wegmans Montvale to donate truckload of food to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and four local food pantries

Montvale, NJ, 2017-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ —

WHO: Wegmans Montvale employees and representatives from the Tri-Boro Food Pantry, Helping Hand Food Pantry, Buddies of NJ, Inc., Center for Food Action, and Community FoodBank of New Jersey.

WHEN: Thursday, August 24 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Wegmans Montvale at 100 Farm View. The Wegmans truck will be parked in front of the store. Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

WHAT: Wegmans Food Markets will donate a truckload of 17,445 pounds of non-perishable food to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and four local food pantries in front of its new location in Montvale. This donation takes place a month before the 108,000 square-foot store opens on Sunday, Sept. 24.

A team of Wegmans employees will join representatives from the Tri-Boro Food Pantry, Helping Hand Food Pantry, Buddies of NJ Inc., Center for Food Action, and Community FoodBank of New Jersey to unload a Wegmans tractor-trailer filled with 21 pallets of canned soups, canned vegetables and fruits, peanut butter, canned tuna, cereal, juice, and other products. The food will then be sorted and loaded onto five separate vehicles for distribution to each organization.

“We know food banks and pantries help build healthier communities. It’s a privilege to partner with these wonderful organizations and provide food that will serve the needs of our neighbors,” said Wegmans Montvale Store Manager Paul Jordan. “One of our company values is to make a difference in every community we serve, and partnering with local food agencies is just one way we deliver on that commitment.”

For more information on Wegmans in Montvale, please visit wegmans.com/montvale.

About Wegmans
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.

About Tri-Boro Food Pantry
The Tri-Boro Food Pantry provides food assistance to people in need. In 2016, the Tri-Boro Food Pantry served more than 100 families throughout the Pascack Valley, including more than 345 children.

About Helping Hand Food Pantry
Helping Hand Food Pantry is a non-profit charitable organization entirely staffed by dedicated volunteers. It serves approximately 400 neighbors each month in Hillsdale, Westwood, Emerson, Oradell, Woodcliff Lake, and Montvale.

About Buddies of NJ, Inc.
Buddies of NJ, Inc. is Bergen and Passaic County’s premier AIDS service organization, providing service, education, resources, and care to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Buddies provides NJHS licensed substance abuse counseling & treatment services; free rapid HIV testing & counseling; PrEP counseling; case management; medical case management; housing & housing assistance; dental services; counseling services; young men’s support spot; peer support groups; medical transportation; and a food bank.

About Center for Food Action (CFA)
CFA provides emergency food, homelessness prevention assistance, counseling and advocacy to thousands on low-income residents in northern New Jersey every year. CFA also operates a Weekend Snack Pack Program, a Community Garden Program, and a Smile Pack Program as part of its expanded effort to help low-income residents.

About Community FoodBank of New Jersey
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, a member of Feeding America®, provides people across the state with food, help and hope. The FoodBank distributed over 50 million pounds of food last year to its more than 1,000 community partners including pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, mobile pantries, and child and senior feeding programs. More than 4.7 million times a year, someone in need is fed by the FoodBank’s network of partners. For our neighbors, especially families, and for the volunteers and donors who support them, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey is the powerful change agent that fills the emptiness caused by hunger with the basic human essentials that people need to survive.

Press Contact:
Tracy Van Auker
Media Relations Coordinator
585-429-3826
tracy.vanauker@wegmans.com

Source: Wegmans Food Markets

Wegmans Montvale announces recipients of its Employee Scholarship Program

MONTVALE, NJ., 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Five graduating seniors from the Montvale area received $500 scholarship grants from Wegmans Food Markets in a symbolic nod to the company’s annual announcement of recipients for its Employee Scholarship Program, which helps employees along the path to higher education. Since the program began in 1984, more than 35,000 Wegmans employees have been awarded scholarships totaling $110 million.

The local recipients are students from Park Ridge, Pascack Hills, Pascack Valley, Pearl River, and St. Joseph Regional high schools. Wegmans partnered with each school to select a student who exemplifies the family-owned company’s values: Caring, Respect, High Standards, Empowerment, and Making a Difference.

Congratulations go to the following students:

Park Ridge High School: Jacob Zelikovsky
Pascack Hills High School: Evan Michaels
Pascack Valley High School: Mary Kate Viconte
Pearl River High School: Jaclyn Burns
St. Joseph Regional High School: Steven Foster

“Helping young people succeed is one of our most important giving priorities,” said Wegmans Montvale Store Manager Paul Jordan. “As a new neighbor in the community, we’re happy to award honorary scholarships this year and look forward to celebrating a new class of Wegmans employee scholarship recipients from Montvale next year.”

The local recipients join 2,019 Wegmans employees that were granted new scholarships this year, with an expected payout of $5.1 million to the program’s current and new recipients for the 2017/2018 academic year.

To receive a scholarship, Wegmans employees must meet work-performance criteria. Eligibility is also based on a minimum number of work hours over a specified time period. Part-time employees can receive up to $6,000 over four years and full-time employees can receive up to $8,800 over four years, with no limit placed on the number of scholarships awarded and no restrictions on a student’s course of study from an accredited college.

The Montvale Wegmans opens Sunday, Sept. 24. Hiring is currently underway for part-time and select full-time positions. Applicants may apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers or call 201-391-0100 for more information.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 92-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 Fox
Media Relations Coordinator
585-720-5713
valerie.fox@wegmans.com

Source: Wegmans Food Markets

Wegmans Food Markets to open stores in Hanover, NJ on July 23 and in Montvale, NJ on Sept. 24

Hiring and training are ongoing at both locations and a culinary recruitment event will be held Monday, March 27, from 2 to 6 p.m. 

ROCHESTER, NY, 2017-Mar-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets announced today (March 21, 2017) the grand opening dates for its two locations in Northern New Jersey. Wegmans Hanover, a 113,000 square-foot supermarket, will open in Hanover’s Mack-Cali campus at the intersection of I-287 and NJ Route 10 on Sunday, July 23. The company’s Montvale store, a 108,000 square-foot supermarket, will open at West Grand Avenue and Mercedes Drive on Sunday, Sept. 24.

Hiring and training are ongoing for both stores, which will each employ approximately 500 people. Wegmans Montvale is now accepting applications for 300 part-time customer service and culinary positions across every department. Select full-time openings remain at both locations for culinary line cooks, prepared foods, and departments like meat and seafood. Applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers.

“For 20 consecutive years, Wegmans has ranked high on FORTUNE magazine’s list of ‘The 100 Best Companies to Work For,’ recently placing second,” said Wegmans Human Resources Manager Ruth Ann Virgil. “We proudly attribute that recognition to putting our employees first, offering competitive pay and benefits, flexible scheduling for work-life balance, career growth, and college tuition assistance through our employee scholarship program.”

Wegmans will host a culinary recruitment event on Monday, March 27, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the following employment office locations:

Wegmans Hanover
6 Century Dr.
Parsippany, NJ 07054
973-490-2500

Wegmans Montvale
50 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Suite 108
Montvale, NJ 07645
201-391-0100

“Above all, we’re looking for people who are passionate about food and helping our customers enjoy great meals. Wegmans is the ideal place for a culinary career because of the stunning variety of restaurant-quality prepared foods we offer. If someone is eager to learn, our executive chefs and first-class training programs teach all the skills needed to be successful,” said Virgil.

Both stores will feature The Burger Bar by Wegmans, a family-friendly, casual restaurant counter that serves delicious burgers, fresh salads, flavorful sandwiches, specialty milkshakes, soup, and sides. In addition to the supermarkets, space will be leased to a third-party owner at each location for a wine, beer, and spirits shop.

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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 92-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 Fox
Media Relations Coordinator
585-720-5713
valerie.fox@wegmans.com

Source: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.