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.
As of November 2020, Wegmans has 104 stores in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions: 48 in New York, 18 in Pennsylvania, 9 in New Jersey, 13 in Virginia, 8 in Maryland, 6 in Massachusetts, and two in North Carolina. It is one of the largest private companies in the U.S.
Wegmans has received much media attention for its customer fan base, organic food, hot food bar, the depth of its food selection and employee happiness.
In 2020, the company was ranked at number one on the Fortune List of the Top 2020 Best Workplaces in Retail based on an employee survey of satisfaction.
According to en.wikipedia; greatplacetowork.com and wegmans.com