Wegmans Announces Opening Date for Brooklyn Store
BROOKLYN, NY - Wegmans is hitting the Big Apple, announcing that it will open its first New York City location on Sunday, October 27. The new store is one of 17 locations to be opened in 2019.
“The Brooklyn community has been eagerly awaiting the opening date for this store,” said Vice President and District Manager Todd Ferrera. “October 27 is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to celebrate with everyone.”
Spanning 74,000-square-feet, the store will feature more than 60,000 individual products, according to a press release. In addition to an extensive restaurant-quality prepared foods department and more than 4,000 organic products, this will include:
- Hundreds of produce items
- Fresh seafood delivered whole and cut to order daily
- 300 varieties of imported and domestic cheese
- A second-floor mezzanine with a bar, serving food and wine, beer, and spirits
Located on Flushing Avenue in the Admirals Row development of Brooklyn, the retailer began hiring 150 full-time employees began in January. While it said this is ongoing, it is now looking to fill an additional 350 part-time positions.
“Although the opening is still several months away, new employees begin in-depth training soon after they’re hired so that they’re knowledgeable and fully prepared to deliver incredible customer service,” said Store Manager Kevin Cuff, a 21-year-long employee of the family company who began his career as a part-time parking lot attendant. “Wegmans has a long-standing reputation as an exceptional employer, with tremendous opportunity for career growth and development.”
In total, the store will employ 500 people, the vast majority hired locally. Open positions include: prep cook, line cook, lead cook, and full-time customer service positions throughout the store, as well as part-time positions in restaurant foods, sushi, pizza, bakery, produce, deli, cheese, day and overnight grocery.
Interviews are conducted by appointment only. Applications are neither available nor accepted at the construction site, but can be filled out online at jobs.wegmans.com.
The company noted its employment offers competitive pay and benefits, flexible scheduling, an employee scholarship program, and a workplace known for a caring, family atmosphere. For 22 consecutive years, Wegmans has ranked high on FORTUNE Magazine’s list of “The 100 Best Companies to Work For,” most recently placing third in 2019.
Stay tuned as we look to this new step in Wegmans' footprint, as well as additional influential moves in the produce industry.