Plexiglas shields are coming to a supermarket checkout near you.

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Wegmans is getting a jump on New York state's new law banning retailers from using single-use plastic bags.

No more single-use plastic bags at Wegmans

Jan 27, 2020
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Starting Monday, single-use plastic bags won't be available at area Wegmans stores. The grocery chain is getting an early start on the state-wide ban, which begins in March.

Wegmans shoppers will no longer be able to carry their groceries home in the store's recognizable brown plastic bags at the end of January.  

The Rochester-based supermarket chain is removing single-use plastic bags from its New York stores on January 27, ahead of a statewide ban that takes effect on March 1.

Customers will have two choices: bring their own bags - which Wegmans is encouraging them to do - or request paper bags, which come with a 5-cent fee per bag. Customers who receive SNAP or WIC benefits are exempt from the fee.

Wegmans has been ranked #1 on the list of the 2019 Best Workplaces in Retail. This is the fourth consecutive year that Wegmans has ranked at the top of the list put together by the organization Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine.

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Hundreds of people lined up early, in the rain on Sunday morning as Wegmans opened its first store in New York City.

Southern Tier Wegmans stores eliminate plastic bags

Jul 29, 2019

Starting today, plastic bags aren’t an option when you check out at Wegmans stores in Ithaca and Corning. Wegmans set their goal to eliminate plastic bags by the end of this year although New York’s ban on the bags doesnt take effect until March 2020.


Wegmans supermarkets are getting ahead of New York State’s upcoming ban on single-use plastic bags.


Wegmans again has achieved a top ranking in the annual Fortune Magazine "100 Best Companies to Work For" list.

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The weather hasn’t stopped local supermarkets from getting their shelves stocked for the upcoming weekend. Despite a ban on tractor trailers, places like Wegmans and Tops found ways to ensure they would have plenty of supplies for Super Bowl Weekend.


Wegmans Food Markets and five liquor stores affiliated with the grocery chain have been fined a total of more than $1 million by the New York State Liquor Authority.

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Wegmans has been ranked No. 1 on a list of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Retail and No. 2 overall.

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An app service known as Aira offers blind or visually-impaired users the opportunity to use their smartphone as a second set of eyes, in order to perform tasks including shopping. Wegmans has become the first supermarket chain in the nation to offer the service.

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Wegmans has some concerns about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal this week to ban single-use plastic bags.

Tops to offer same-day grocery delivery

Nov 10, 2017
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Add Tops to the list of supermarket chains that will now offer same-day delivery service.


Another Fortune magazine "Best Places to Work" survey has been released and, again, Wegmans has placed first on the list.

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The driver of the tanker truck with a cargo of refrigerated hydrogen that sprung a leak after hitting a light pole has been ticketed by police.

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The Niagara Falls Airport is closed and variety of emergency agencies remain on scene in Niagara Falls Tuesday, where a tanker leaking refrigerated hydrogen is a flammable, explosive hazard to the area.


Wegmans is bringing home delivery to Buffalo and several other cities.

Wegmans ties for America's favorite grocery store

May 10, 2017

Wegmans and Publix are America’s favorite grocery retailers, tying for first place in a consumer study of more than 12,700  shoppers conducted by the research firm Market Force Information.


There are some changes in the executive ranks at Wegmans.

Wegmans recalls more than 1,000 pounds of chicken

Jan 6, 2016
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Wegmans is recalling 1,125 pounds of chicken.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service reports the products were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.


Wegmans plans to stop carrying health and beauty products containing microbeads. 

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Wegmans has announced that it is donating a $1.5 million gift to establish 'Wegmans Wonderplace' at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for early childhood learning. 

Wegmans to open first NYC store

May 13, 2015
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Wegmans is slated to expand into new territory downstate.

Wegmans closes three stores due to snowstorm

Nov 18, 2014
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For the first time, Wegmans said it was forced to close three Buffalo-area stores south of the city due to the Lake Effect storm. 

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If you've visited a local grocery stores in the last few days, you've probably seen some empty shelves. Shoppers have been flooding into local markets over the last few days in anticipation of the big winter storm.

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A tentative agreement has been reached between Wegmans Food Markets, Incorporated, and a truckers' labor union after lengthy negotiations.

Union rejects Wegmans contract offer

Oct 1, 2013

Wegmans officials say they are unsure of what will happen next now that a group of unionized employees has rejected its latest contract proposal.

Wegmans blames union for anti-Bills banner

Sep 30, 2013

About 900 Wegmans employees who work in distribution  and transportation and who are represented by Teamsters Local 118 will vote Monday on what the Rochester-based supermarket chain calls its' "last, best, & final offer."