Raleigh, NC

New Wegmans Grocery Store About To Open in Raleigh Area

Alyssa Atkinson

Here's the full scoop.

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If there's one thing we all can agree on, it is that people have to eat. How we eat is up to us. Some people prefer to head out to restaurants often, others cook at home a lot.

Some of us are on extremely tight grocery budgets, and others allot more money for their groceries. While there are many different grocery stores to choose from, each one offers something unique.

When I first stepped foot in a Wegmans grocery store, I was honestly blown away by the size and range of products available. Granted, the store was very large, so I'm not sure if all of them have the same layout.

Still, there was pretty much every food product you could ever need available, and I was thoroughly impressed. They even had hot food bars where you could purchase ready-to-eat meals and take them with you. If you have never stepped foot in a Wegmans, I recommend that you at least go to one and just see what it's like.

After I heard that a new Wegmans was about to open about 25 minutes from Raleigh, in Wake Forest, North Carolina, I knew I had to write about it. So, let's take a look at all the details you should know.

The Wegmans in Wake Forest will open on May 19.

As you can tell, the opening date is just around the corner for the new Wegmans. They plan to bring with them some job availability, and will be hiring just before the opening. News Observer states that:

"Wegmans plans to open its Wake Forest store at 9 a.m. on May 19, according to a news release from the company. They will hold a virtual hiring event this week, on Thursday, March 18, to fill 130 remaining part-time positions. The virtual event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m."

For those looking for part-time work, this could be an opportunity to virtually apply and potentially be hired onto the team.

For those who are excited to start shopping at Wegmans in the Wake Forest, North Carolina, area, the wait is almost over. In just a few days, the doors will open to the public.

This is the fourth Wegmans to open in the area.

Wegmans is definitely no new kid on the block, as the Wake Forest Gazette wrote in September of 2020 that:

"The Wegmans grocery store in Wake Forest will be the fourth in the state, opening in the late spring of 2021, shortly after a Chapel Hill store. There are already Wegmans in Raleigh (2019), also the chain’s 100th store, and in Cary, which opened this summer."

I can see how the Chapel Hill location was a prime location for college students to shop at. With Raleigh being a larger city in North Carolina, it makes sense that they put one there about two years ago. Now, with the opening of the Wake Forest location, that brings the Wegmans total to four in North Carolina.

Since Wegmans originated in New York, it makes since that they'd want to populate their stores in states that are close by. Obviously, Wegmans has become popular, because as stated, when this store was set (and as of September 2020 when the Wake Forest Gazette article came out), this marked the 100th grocery chain store overall.

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Final Thoughts

No matter which grocery store you choose to shop at regularly, Wegmans is a great place to stop at for specialty goods and a completely unique experience.

Their generic brand goods are delicious and priced below many of their name brand products, so they can be great options for those with a little bit of a tighter budget.

All in all, it's great to see that more and more grocery stores are popping up and being made readily available for shoppers in the area to have easy access to healthy food and fresh produce.

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