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Wegmans opens store in Delaware in late October as it seeks 184 part-time workers

The 84,000 square foot Wegmans Food Market near Wilmington will open Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. The new store is at the intersection of Lancaster Pike and Barley Mill Road.

The family-owned grocery chain in Rochester, New York, is still looking for 184 part-time workers.

Part-time job openings include food service (dishwasher, pizza, cook), storage (pricing, receiving, frozen, dairy), perishable departments (bakery, deli, cheese, produce, seafood , meat) and maintenance.

Hiring for full-time jobs began this spring and continues for select openings such as cooks, dishwashers and customer service jobs in sushi, pizza, deli, meat and seafood.

“The most important qualification is the willingness to learn and grow. Although the opening is still a few months away, new employees begin their training soon after they are hired so that when we open the doors, they know our offerings and are ready to provide incredible customer service,” says Jared Fedor , Wilmington store manager. . “Wegmans has a long-standing reputation as an exceptional employer, with tremendous opportunities for career growth and development.”

Wegmans has hired and trained employees at the Concordville store this year in preparation for the opening at Barley Mill.

Wegmans Wilmington will employ approximately 450 people, most of whom will be new to the business and hired locally. The store will include a Market Café, coffee shop and the Burger Bar, a casual dining counter that serves burgers, sandwiches and fries.

The store will be smaller than the Concordville-Chadds Ford store near the Delaware line, which has a beer and wine department. A significant portion of store traffic in Concordville comes from Delaware.

The smaller store will still have most of the features of Wegmans Markets as shown above.

Wegmans has reduced the size of its new stores as it moves into more urbanized areas. The grocer opens a store on Broadway in New York with roughly the same square footage as the Delaware store.

Although it has only one store, Wegmans, which attracts shoppers each time it enters a new market, is likely to undercut the large market shares of Shoprite and Albertstons stores in the north of the Delaware. Albertsons has Acme and Safeway stores in the state.

Delaware’s grocery market is becoming more competitive with Aldi, Food Lion and Lidl opening new stores in the state. All three chains operate smaller store formats.

Job applicants at Wegmans can apply online at, or call 302-551-6101 for more information. Applications are not accepted at the store construction site and interviews are conducted at an off-site employment office.

Wegmans ranks among the best places to work and offers benefits such as a
Employee Scholarship Program that has awarded more than $130 million in tuition assistance to more than 42,500 employees.

Part-time employee scholarship recipients can receive up to $2,000 per year for four years (a maximum of $8,000) and full-time employees can receive up to $4,000 per year for four years (up to to $16,000 in total). There is no limit on the number of scholarships awarded each year and no restrictions on a student’s field of study.

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