Raleigh, NC – After opening two new stores in the triangle, Wegmans is looking forward to expanding it’s footprint in central Carolina. Wegmans Chapel Hill and Wake Forest stores are scheduled to open next year—Chapel Hill in early spring, and Wake Forest in late spring.
The 99,000 sq. ft. Wegmans supermarket in Chapel Hill will be located between US Interstate 40 and Highway 15-501.
The Chapel Hill Town Council recently approved various traffic calming measures for the surrounding roads, which will add stop signs, crosswalks and No Through Truck Traffic signs. The NCDOT is installing sidewalks and a new water line along Old Durham Road for the development.
With roughly 900 employees already working in the state, there are many opportunities for existing employees to transfer and advance their careers, as well as for others to get their start with Wegmans. Over the next eight months, Wegmans will be hiring roughly 400 employees for each new store.
Full-time hiring for Chapel Hill is underway, and part-time hiring will begin in October. Hiring for Wake Forest will begin on September 14. Wegmans has begun hiring early in order to start training employees at the Raleigh and West Cary stores.
Interested applicants may apply online at jobs.wegmans.com.
“When we visited the Raleigh-Durham area in 2014, we quickly saw that the area had everything we were looking for,” said Ralph Uttaro, Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Development. “With the population expanding rapidly, we saw the potential for it to become a multi-store market. Our timing was perfect, as multiple real estate opportunities quickly presented themselves.”
Over the course of those next few years, Wegmans announced six locations in the Raleigh-Durham market; Raleigh was first in January 2016, with the others following shortly after. With four stores opening in three years, it is one of the company’s fastest and most aggressive entries into a new market.
“I am so proud of everything our North Carolina store teams have accomplished over the past two years,” said Blaine Forkell, division manager, Virginia and North Carolina. “The Raleigh and Cary communities have welcomed us with open arms, and we can’t wait to grow our footprint in the Raleigh-Durham area with our next two stores. We have met some great applicants and are looking to continue hiring people who share our love for food and commitment to incredible customer service.”