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Old 01-21-2015, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Mauldin/Greenville
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I believe there is a Wegman's in Fredericksburg, Va. and that is as far south as they currently go.
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I believe there is a Wegman's in Fredericksburg, Va. and that is as far south as they currently go.
I have immediate family that lives in Richmond, VA - Wegmans plans two new store locations in Richmond this year. Will they expand next into North Carolina?
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Mauldin/Greenville
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I have immediate family that lives in Richmond, VA - Wegmans plans two new store locations in Richmond this year. Will they expand next into North Carolina?
Well if they move into NC next, I suppose they would consider Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, and possibly Greensboro. But they would have heavy competition from Harris Teeter, Publix, Whole Foods, Fresh Market, and Earthfare. So not sure if they would find a viable market there, which is already crowded with strong, higher end competitors.
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:54 PM
 
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I believe there is a Wegman's in Fredericksburg, Va. and that is as far south as they currently go.
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I have immediate family that lives in Richmond, VA - Wegmans plans two new store locations in Richmond this year. Will they expand next into North Carolina?
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Well if they move into NC next, I suppose they would consider Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, and possibly Greensboro. But they would have heavy competition from Harris Teeter, Publix, Whole Foods, Fresh Market, and Earthfare. So not sure if they would find a viable market there, which is already crowded with strong, higher end competitors.
Although I have not stepped inside one of its stores yet, I have heard and read many excellent comments and reviews about Wegman's. It is an excellent supermarket. It may be a step above Harris Teeter and Publix.

Wegman's operates 85 stores in six states: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts. It could easily have more stores within its footprint. It is committed to opening and maintaining excellent quality stores, so few stores are opened each year. (Wegman's: "Where will Wegmans be building new stores in the future?") The size of a Wegman's store ranges from 80,000 to 140,000 square feet, slightly larger than a Kroger Marketplace store.

I do not see Wegman's expanding into the southeastern United States yet. I will agree with tylerSC on having too much competition. The field of specialty grocers and higher end supermarkets would need fewer competitors.
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Wegmans is definitely a step up from Publix and Harris Teeter. I grew up in Rochester, NY, the home of Wegmans. It's really hard to explain how a grocery store can be so good, but it is. It's not only the size of the store but just the variety of products offered. If you ever get a chance you have to go to one. There is nothing here like it. It is like a publix combined with Whole Foods but better. I have been to their first Super Wegmans and they have a better meat department than any butcher (Whole foods has a nice one though) They have more fish and seafood than any place I have ever been. They have an unbelievable cheese department, fresh baked breads, pizza etc.. Fresh made desserts that are like nothing you have ever seen in a grocery store. Prepared foods, some have restaurants. Each area of the store is most likely by far the best in the area. Not just the best for a grocery store but the best in what they are offering.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:24 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Although I have not stepped inside one of its stores yet, I have heard and read many excellent comments and reviews about Wegman's. It is an excellent supermarket. It may be a step above Harris Teeter and Publix.

Wegman's operates 85 stores in six states: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts. It could easily have more stores within its footprint. It is committed to opening and maintaining excellent quality stores, so few stores are opened each year. (Wegman's: "Where will Wegmans be building new stores in the future?") The size of a Wegman's store ranges from 80,000 to 140,000 square feet, slightly larger than a Kroger Marketplace store.

I do not see Wegman's expanding into the southeastern United States yet. I will agree with tylerSC on having too much competition. The field of specialty grocers and higher end supermarkets would need fewer competitors.
Wegmans doesn't seem to do infill. They put up stores then people go to them. I would think that they would need a 2nd distribution center to go south of Richmond, just because of drive time to stock the stores.

My guess is that if they go south of Richmond they would go to Cary first. That would be a safe bet.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:39 AM
 
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Greenville's way over saturated. There are way more grocery stores than the market needs down here.
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:41 PM
 
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Wegmans is definitely a step up from Publix and Harris Teeter. I grew up in Rochester, NY, the home of Wegmans. It's really hard to explain how a grocery store can be so good, but it is. It's not only the size of the store but just the variety of products offered. If you ever get a chance you have to go to one. There is nothing here like it. It is like a publix combined with Whole Foods but better. I have been to their first Super Wegmans and they have a better meat department than any butcher (Whole foods has a nice one though) They have more fish and seafood than any place I have ever been. They have an unbelievable cheese department, fresh baked breads, pizza etc.. Fresh made desserts that are like nothing you have ever seen in a grocery store. Prepared foods, some have restaurants. Each area of the store is most likely by far the best in the area. Not just the best for a grocery store but the best in what they are offering.

Nothing like Wegmans! That would be a stop whenever I was in Rochester. I wish we could get one here in SC!
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:49 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Greenville's way over saturated. There are way more grocery stores than the market needs down here.
I agree. There are many options in the Greenville area, the upstate region and adjacent markets for conventional supermarkets, specialty grocers, dollar stores, discount grocers, etc. Fewer competitors will exist through mergers and acquisitions, store closures and market departures.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:39 PM
 
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WSPA reported on their 11pm newscast tonight possible new grocery anchored center near 14 and Woodruff Rd by a Charlotte developer. Looked very nice and upscale with fountain in front from the rendering.
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