Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans Food Markets, which has stores in seven states—New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts and North Carolina, will soon add an eighth to the list: Delaware.
With growth that is concentrated in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, Wegman's new Delaware location will bejust outside the city of Wilmington at the intersection of Lancaster Pike and Barley Mill Road in New Castle County.
The Wilmington Wegmans is part of a larger development that includes residential, office and retail facilities. Wegmans said the 84,000-square-foot supermarket will have a European open-air market look and feel, offering an “abundance of choice, the best ingredients, thousands of organic options, restaurant-quality prepared food, and consistent low prices.”
The Wilmington store will have a fall opening date, Wegmans said. Looking to fill 85 full-time positions ahead of the store opening, the grocer announced plans to host a May 9 hiring event from noon to 6 p.m., followed by hiring for part-time positions to begin in June.
Wegmans said full-time positions available at the Wilmington location include customer service team members across various departments of the store as well as culinary professionals such as line cooks. Interested applicants should submit an online application prior to the event here or call 302-551-6101 for more information.
Wegmans said overall the new location will employ close to 450 people—a majority of whom the grocer said will be hired locally.
“We’ve had the opportunity to meet some amazing candidates who are already training and preparing for our opening this fall,” Wilmington Store Manager Jared Fedor said in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to hire applicants who have a passion for food and are eager to make a difference for both our customers and the community.”
Wegmans, which was recently named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list, is also planning to open two other locations this year in Carlyle, Va., and Washington, D.C. The company employs 52,000 associates and operates 106 stores. Wegmans made headlines last month when it announced it will eliminate plastic bags chainwide by the end of this year.