Poll: New York State Company Has America’s Best Corporate Reputation, Yet We Still Don’t Have Their Stores in the HV
A company based out of New York state scored the top spot in a survey that searched for America's top corporate reputation. A poll conducted by Axios and Harris found that Wegmans ranks as one of the best companies for both consumers and employees in the United States. The Rochester, NY supermarket chain beat out such giants as Amazon, L.L. Bean, and Walt Disney.
Unfortunately, for those living in the Hudson Valley area, we still don't have any of their stores.
Axios and Harris polled 18,228 Americans, with the findings being based on nine key measures of reputation: affinity, ethics, growth, products and service, citizenship, vision, culture, character and trajectory. Wegmans came in at number one in five of those categories.
Wegmans Food Markets was founded in 1916 in Rochester, and, as of late 2018, has 98 locations across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. According to their store locator, the closest stores to the Hudson Valley would be their Montvale and Hanover stores in New Jersey, or their Scranton, PA location.
The closest store in New York state is the Johnson City/Binghamton location.
The wait continues though for the Hudson Valley. In late 2016, it was announced a new Wegmans was coming to Harrison in Westchester. However, construction would not begin until December 2018 at the future site. According to Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont, the supermarket won't realistically open until Spring 2020.
Wegmans continues to expand, with stores opening up and down the eastern part of the United States. And while the Harrison store as a ways to go, Wegmans plans to open their first New York City location in the Brooklyn Navy Yards in 2019
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