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Wegman's in Collegeville: Not Doing As Good As Expected?

94Bravo May 14, 2010 09:40 AM

I heard from a co-worker that he heard from someone who works there that they apparently are not doing anywhere near as well as they had forecasted for that location. I can see it, in this time of belt-tightening, layoffs and recession. Has anyone else heard anything about this?

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    mitchh RE: 94Bravo May 14, 2010 10:14 AM

    It wouldn't surprise me in the least. While Wegmans may be a different animal than other supermarkets I don't think that two brand new markets (Giant and Acme) opened up in Royersford has helped their cause. I haven't been up that way in a while, but does the new Target also have a market section? If so, that's another strike against them as well.

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      obx_nancy RE: 94Bravo May 14, 2010 10:21 AM

      Have you been to Wegman's on the weekend?! The place is a mob scene, you can barely walk through the store. If anything is hurting sales, it's the lack of other businesses in that shopping center, it's practically empty. I'm sure sales will continue to grow as tenants are found. I know in the next few months, EMS and Home Goods are opening in the shopping center. I would bet that Wegman's is in it for the long haul and can ride out any kind of soft sales.

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        mitchh RE: obx_nancy May 14, 2010 10:46 AM

        I would agree with you that the "failure" of that shopping center could also have an impact on sales. The one thing that the new Giant has is that it's within walking distance of the Target, making it very easy to kill two birds with one stone when it comes to running errands.

      2. Huang11 RE: 94Bravo Feb 5, 2014 07:53 PM

        Wegman great grocery store, best in area, great place for fresh fish!

        1. PhillyBestBYOB RE: 94Bravo Feb 5, 2014 08:15 PM

          I work near there, and so go there a lot, and I can't imagine what you are talking about. The parking lot is always packed in the evenings. It's kinda annoying, actually.

          As far as Providence Town Center, it's getting pretty full...there are 30 businesses in there now.

          1. Bacchus101 RE: 94Bravo Feb 8, 2014 06:38 AM

            Ok Bravo, this is what one might call 3rd party hearsay! Wegman's continues to open new stores within 30 minutes of each other. If the speculation you have heard from a "co-worker "who heard it from "someone" is anywhere close to reality there could be some level of cannibalization. Giant and/or Acme are a bird of a very different color and should have little or no effect on Wegmans, except for a quart of milk and eggs perhaps. Wegmans have come to the area ( thank god) and wacked the legacy food stores big time.

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              cwdonald RE: Bacchus101 Feb 8, 2014 07:22 AM

              The original comment is four years old ....

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                Bacchus101 RE: cwdonald Feb 8, 2014 09:06 AM

                Opps....missed that, thanks!

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                  PhillyBestBYOB RE: Bacchus101 Feb 8, 2014 09:32 AM

                  LOL, I guess that accounts for the comments on Providence Town Center not being busy. It's annoyingly busy now (plus I hate the layout which makes it hard to know what is where).

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