Wegmans news

03 July 2020
US-based Wegmans is permanently closing all its Pub by Wegmans locations, having temporarily closed them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pivoting towards fast-casual, pickup and delivery Wegmans operated 12 ‘Pub’ restaurants within its stores, offering a casual dining experience and adult beverages. Moving forward, the retailer will focus on fast-casual solutions, including in-store, for pick...
30 September 2019
As Wegmans opens its 100th store, we look at how this regionally based US retailer has developed a global reputation for its innovative approach to food retailing. Geographic expansion The opening of Wegmans’ 100th store in Raleigh, North Carolina, not only marks a major milestone for the retailer, but also its continued geographic expansion. North Carolina will be the retailer’s seventh oper...
12 August 2019
We highlight how regionally focused food retailers continue to thrive in the face of intensifying competition and market consolidation and the factors behind their success. Retailers to watch North America is home to many of the world’s largest retailers. These include Walmart, Costco and Kroger, which lead the global rankings. However, the scale of the US and Canada has enabled regionall...
01 May 2019
As Wegmans becomes the latest North American food retailer to offer meal delivery, we look at how operators are optimising their foodservice investments to build bigger businesses. Tapping into a growing meal delivery customer base Wegmans has built a world-leading reputation for its prepared foods ranges. They are a central element of its offer and a major driver of traffic to its stores. ...
09 April 2018
We look at how the on-demand shopping platform has crafted a range of new deals this year, enabling several retailers to enter, or extend their presence, in the grocery ecommerce channel. Spurred on by Amazon Whole Foods Market deal Founded in 2012, Instacart has become the leading on-demand delivery platform for grocery ecommerce in North America. Having partnered with Whole Foods Market t...
04 January 2017
Gavin Rothwell, Senior Insights Manager at IGD, kick starts our 2017 coverage of food-to-go by sharing our view of the key trends to look out for. 1. The rise and rise of health and wellness Yes, it's January, a time when health always comes to the fore, but a combination of forces are leading us to believe that health will scale new heights in 2017. Health awareness has never been higher, a...
04 November 2015
In our city feature series, Retail Safari, we highlight some of the best stores we have visited in European and North American cities. Following our first two features on Vancouver  and Amsterdam , we’re shifting our focus to Boston, a city where the grocery retail landscape demonstrates influences from both continents. Stewart Samuel, Program Director at IGD Canada, shares his pick of the stor...
20 July 2015
As AP&P enters chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, we look at what this could mean for the company moving forward. Trading challenges as competition intensifies Having once been one of the largest supermarket operators in the US, the retailer currently operates almost 300 stores in a number of eastern states, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut under a range of banners. The retai...
24 June 2015
As part our attendance at the Consumer Goods Forum in New York this week, we visited a number of grocery retailers in New Jersey. Here we highlight three which are innovating with their hot food offers. 1. Wegmans is the must-see operator Having long been the benchmark for others in terms of fresh and prepared foods in the US, Wegmans continues to excel in this area based on our visit ...
23 April 2015
Starbucks delivered both strong sales and profit growth in the second quarter, including comparable sales growth of 7%, a performance most global grocery retailers would be more than pleased with. Based on these results, the company is on-track to deliver its fourth consecutive year of double-digit revenue growth. We look at the seven key factors behind its success and the lessons for the groce...