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Wegmans, With New Area Supermarket Coming, Shines In Reputation Poll

The pizza shop at Wegmans Food Market where you can make your own.
The pizza shop at Wegmans Food Market where you can make your own. Photo Credit: File

Wegmans Food Markets, a family owned supermarket chain with 95 stores in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region, was ranked second nationwide for corporate reputation among the 100 most visible companies, according to the 2018 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient® study.

Wemans plans to build a new supermarket in Harrison, as reported here by Daily Voice.

Wegmans ranked No. 1 for Workplace Environment and was the only company to rank in the top five for all six dimensions. Wegmans was also one of only 10 companies to score an ‘excellent’ rating (80+) for social responsibility, ranking No. 2 in that dimension with a score of 82.3.

“We are so thankful for our employees, who make it possible for Wegmans to be recognized in this way,” Colleen Wegman said in a press staement. “They make us proud and very grateful for the reputation they have earned on our behalf.”

The annual reputation study begins with a Nomination Phase which is used to identify 100 companies with the most “visible” reputations according to the general public. This year’s rating interviews took place online between from Dec. 11, 2017, through Jan. 12 among 25,800 U.S. adults to obtain an average of approximately 300 ratings per company.

Six dimensions are measured: Social Responsibility, Emotional Appeal, Products and Services, Vision and Leadership, Financial Performance and Workplace Environment.

The 2018 study reveals that consumers are increasingly interested in what a company stands for, how they engage with society and their community, according to Harris Poll CEO,John Gerzema. "In this new world, reputation is a verb," he said.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has supermarkets in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

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