Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

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About Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.


Founded in 1916, Wegmans is privately owned by the family of John Wegman. The company operates nearly 70 stores across New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia with such specialty items as in-store cafes, cheese shops with some 400 different varieties, and French-style pastry shops. In 2005 Wegmans revenue reached $3.8 billion with 35,000 employees.

Campaigns

Adopt-A-Supermarket Campaign

Co-op America's ADOPT-A-SUPERMARKET campaign is linking up Fair Trade advocates with stores in their local communities to keep pressure on supermarkets to carry and promote more Fair Trade products…

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Co-op America's ADOPT-A-SUPERMARKET campaign is linking up Fair Trade advocates with stores in their local communities to keep pressure on supermarkets to carry and promote more Fair Trade products. Sign up to Adopt-A-Supermarket today. Tell us which store you are adopting and the location of the store.

www.coopamerica.org/programs/fairtrade/whatyoucando/supermarketcampaign.cfm...


Affiliates

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Contact Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.


Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
Rochester, NY 14624 USA

Phone: 585-328-2550

Web: www.wegmans.com

Alerts

Health and Safety

Public interest group in the Rochester area held a rally and press conference urging Wegmans to remove irradiated meat products fr…

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Public interest group in the Rochester area held a rally and press conference urging Wegmans to remove irradiated meat products from its stores. According to Public Citizen, "Irradiation exposes food to a dose of ionizing radiation that depletes vitamins and nutrients and causes the creation of new chemicals, many of which have not yet been studied for toxicity. Additionally, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not properly assess the safety of irradiated food before legalizing it for human consumption." Critics of the practice of irradiation argue that ignores the larger problems of pollution of safety standards inherent in factory farming.

-- Public Citizen, 06/29/2002

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Ethics and Governance

Wegmans came under intense criticism by animal rights activists and was sued by Compassionate Consumers for its use of the "Animal…

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Wegmans came under intense criticism by animal rights activists and was sued by Compassionate Consumers for its use of the "Animal Care Certified" label on store brand eggs. The Federal Trade Commission judged the use of such a label "misleading" as it could confuse consumers and wrongly imply a commitment to animal welfare that is not a focus of the Animal Care Certified program. The certification instead relates to food safety standards for eggs. Wegmans has chosen to halt the use of Animal Care Certified labels and will instead print "New York State Egg Quality Assurance Program" on its egg packages. Compassionate Consumers assert that Wegmans eggs are produced under "egregiously inhumane" conditions.

-- Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 02/13/2006

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Health and Safety

According to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Wegmans, Big Lots and Eckerd were among retailers carrying jewelry with unsafe …

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According to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Wegmans, Big Lots and Eckerd were among retailers carrying jewelry with unsafe levels of lead. Laboratory tests revealed quantities of lead as high as 100 times the federal limit, posing a significant risk to consumers.

-- Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 06/11/2005

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Ethics and Governance

The parents of a teenager killed while drunk driving are suing Wegmans for selling alcohol to the 17-year-old boy.…

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The parents of a teenager killed while drunk driving are suing Wegmans for selling alcohol to the 17-year-old boy. Michael Searly bought two 12-packs of beer from Wegmans and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.21 percent when he crashed into a mail box and was thrown from his vehicle in June 2002. He subsequently died from severe head injuries. Searly's parents fault the store for allowing a minor to purchase alcohol.

-- Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 06/25/2004

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