Wegmans announces leadership team spearheading the management of its Hanover store opening July 23

Hanover, NJ, 2017-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets today (July 14, 2017) announced the leadership team spearheading the management of its Hanover store, opening July 23 at 34 Sylvan Way near the intersection of I-287 & NJ Route 10. The Hanover 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 84 years of experience working for the 101-year-old family-owned company.

Wegmans Hanover is a 113,000 sq. ft. supermarket, plus 15,000 sq. ft. leased to a third-party owner for a wine, beer, and spirits shop. The store includes a Market Café with indoor and outdoor seating for more than 300, as well as The Burger Bar, an in-store restaurant counter that serves delicious burgers, fresh salads, flavorful sandwiches, specialty milkshakes, soup and sides. Visit www.wegmans.com/hanover for more information, including Wegmans Shoppers Club sign up and driving directions to the store.

The Wegmans Hanover leadership team is as follows:

Store Manager Tim Lockwood

Tim Lockwood will oversee a staff of approximately 500 at the Hanover store, the majority hired locally. After graduating from Cornell University, Lockwood began working for Wegmans in 1989 on the front end of the store in Ithaca, N.Y. Over the next several years, he served as night manager in stores in the Southern Tier of N.Y. and then became a produce manager. He went on to help open stores in Allentown, Pa. and Princeton, N.J. before his next step as perishable area manager at the Manalapan store. He was promoted to store manager there in 2003 and later managed the Woodbridge store before moving into his new role, preparing to open the company’s 93rd store in Hanover.

Executive Chef Preston France

For Preston France, cooking was a creative outlet and hobby while growing up. During high school, he worked at a BBQ restaurant in Boca Raton, Fl. and then attended culinary school before taking a job as a chef onboard The Highlander, a 155-foot yacht. He later relocated to Washington D.C. and visited Wegmans for the first time – a turning point in his career. He became a Wegmans sous chef at the Bridgewater, N.J. store in 2012 and was promoted to executive chef in Manalapan. He will oversee the culinary team of 85 that provides Wegmans’ restaurant-quality prepared foods, with mix and match self-serve food bars, subs, hot soup, fresh sushi, The Burger Bar, and more – all for in-store dining or takeout.

Pharmacy Area Manager Jim Rossettie

A 1991 graduate of St. John’s University, Jim Rossettie joined Wegmans in 2002 as a staff pharmacist in Corning, N.Y. From there he relocated to New Jersey and became a pharmacy area manager in Bridgewater. Now in Hanover, Rossettie is leading the Hanover pharmacy and its staff, helping Wegmans employees and customers live healthier, better lives. Wegmans pharmacy services include immunizations, auto-refill of prescriptions, free home shipping, pet medications, competitively low prices on select generic prescriptions, and free text alerts.

Perishable Area Manager Megan Doherty

Megan Doherty is a graduate of Felician College and began working at Wegmans in 2003. She has experience in a variety of positions, including cashier, front end coordinator, service team leader, front end manager, employee representative, meat and seafood manager, and service and merchandising area manager. As perishable area manager in Hanover, she will oversee product quality, sales, and employee development for the produce, floral, bakery, seafood, meat, cheese, and deli departments. Doherty will ensure Wegmans’ high standards for the freshest ingredients are met and employees are prepared to share in-depth food knowledge with Wegmans customers.

Merchandising Area Manager Anthony Buscemi

Anthony Buscemi became a Wegmans employee in 2006 when he began working part time in the produce department. He went on to learn various full-time roles as a team leader for the produce, service, and seafood departments before becoming a department manager in floral, produce and then grocery. In his role as merchandising manager at the Hanover store, he’ll supervise employee development, merchandising and sales for several departments, including grocery, dairy, frozen foods, Nature’s Marketplace and general merchandise. Buscemi will work collaboratively across the store to ensure that the thousands of products that Wegmans offers are beautifully displayed and well stocked.

Service Area Manager Lisandra Gatson

Lisandra Gatson has been a Wegmans employee since 2006. A graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, she started with Wegmans in the bakery before taking on roles as a front-end coordinator, service team leader, recruiter, deli manager, and employee representative. At Hanover, she will lead the front end, service desk, maintenance, helping hands (parking lot attendants) and accounting office. Gatson’s priority is to ensure that incredible customer service, a point of pride at Wegmans, is delivered every day. She 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 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 Hanover announces recipients of its Employee Scholarship Program

HANOVER, NJ., 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Five graduating seniors from the Hanover 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.

The local recipients are students from Hanover Park, Morristown, Parsippany, Parsippany Hills, and Whippany Park 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:

Hanover Park High School: Alex LoRusso
Morristown High School: Becky Garcia
Parsippany High School: Michelle Inn
Parsippany Hills High School: Kimberly DeStefano
Whippany Park High School: Julia Hark

“Our employee scholarship program is a point of pride at Wegmans, and it’s a pleasure to award these honorary scholarships as we prepare to open our store,” said Wegmans Hanover Store Manager Tim Lockwood. “Since the program began in 1984, more than 35,000 Wegmans employees have been awarded scholarships totaling $110 million.”

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 Hanover Wegmans opens Sunday, July 23. Hiring is currently underway for part-time and select full-time positions. Applicants may apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers or call 973-490-2500 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 now hiring and training full-time employees for its Hanover Township store, NJ set to open in spring 2017

HANOVER, NJ, 2016-Jun-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets is now hiring and training for full-time positions at its Hanover Township store in Morris County, set to open in spring 2017. Available full-time openings range from customer service and entry-level management to culinary positions, such as line cooks. The new store will employ approximately 500 people, 450 of whom will be hired locally. Of these, there are 170 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 at www.wegmans.com or call 1-877-WEGMANS (934-6267) for more information. Applications will not be accepted at the store or construction site, nor will interviews be conducted there. The company plans to begin scheduling interviews at its Parsippany employment office later this month.

Tim Lockwood, a 27-year Wegmans veteran and manager of the Hanover store will oversee the hiring process. Lockwood shared his perspective on the qualities Wegmans looks for in new employees: “We want people with a passion for incredible service and great food. Skills and experience are taken into consideration, but more importantly, we hire people who are friendly, enthusiastic, and eager to learn. In-depth training begins quickly after a new employee joins our team.”

Hanover Wegmans, a 125,000 square-foot supermarket, is part of the Mack-Cali campus at the intersection of I-287 and NJ Route 10. The store will include The Burger Bar by Wegmans, a casual, family-friendly restaurant within the Market Café. The menu, developed by Wegmans chefs and made fresh to order, offers a mouth-watering lineup of burgers, salads, sandwiches, soups, sides, specialty milkshakes, and kids’ meals.

“Wegmans is a 100-year-old family-owned company with a reputation for putting employees first,” said Lockwood. “We offer flexible scheduling, competitive pay and benefits, and a fun place to work – all of which contribute to our #4 ranking on FORTUNE magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Wegmans currently operates seven stores in New Jersey. Once the Hanover store opens, Wegmans will have created more than 4,300 jobs in New Jersey since opening its Princeton location in 1999. That number will continue to increase with another new store slated to open in Montvale later in 2017.

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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 89-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