Sunday, October 30, 2011

Legend or Supermarket?

A new supermarket has opened up in the next town over, its called Wegmans and quite frankly, you'd think that it was the site of the second coming, such is the excitement and furor surrounding its opening. Wegmans is a family-owned chain which has appeared on Fortune's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since its inception in 1998, and has ranked among the top 10 for eight consecutive years. Food Network recognized it with its award for Best Grocery Store in 2007.

Inside it looks a bit different to the run-of-the-mill supermarket.  Its not Marks & Spencer that's for sure, but it seems more interesting and original than Stop N' Shop (although so is a brown paper bag). Unfortunately we chose an odd time to make our first visit, when there was a power outage from the previous night's winter storm, so it was running on backup generators and could not power up the ovens to make fresh bread. However we still had a good look round and were reasonably impressed with what we saw. Surprisingly it was cheaper than the local grocery stores, it had a really good beer/wine section but what really sold me was the Irish/United Kingdom section which sold Crunchies, Robinson's Barley water and Bird's instant custard. What more could a girl ask for? I look forward to a return visit when they are operating on all cylinders and the crowds have gone. (Probably in 2015 then...)

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