Wegmans is a regional supermarket chain with 92 stores: 46 in New York, 17 in Pennsylvania, 7 in New Jersey, 10 in Virginia, 8 in Maryland, and 4 in Massachusetts. It is one of the largest private companies in the U.S.:
Over 47,000 employees
Annual sales in 2016 of $8.3 billion
30th on the 2017 Supermarket News list of the Top 75 Supermarkets based on sales volume
Wegmans is a family-owned company, founded in 1916, headquartered in Rochester, NY. Danny Wegman is CEO; Colleen Wegman, his daughter, is president. Danny’s daughter Nicole Wegman is sr. vice president. Robert Wegman, Danny’s father, was chairman until his death in April 2006.
Brothers Walter and John Wegman (Robert Wegman’s father and uncle) learned the food business by working in their parents’ store in Rochester. John peddled fresh produce from a pushcart, and in 1916, he opened the Rochester Fruit & Vegetable Company, which marks the beginning of Wegmans Food Markets. Walter joined him a year later. Robert Wegman assumed leadership of the company in 1950, guiding it until his death in 2006.