Wegmans Says No To Albany, N.Y. Area

Wegmans is not looking to open a supermarket in the Albany, New York, area, despite speculation in a Syracuse newspaper about the company’s plans.

“We are not pursuing sites in Albany or the Capital District,” said Jo Natale, a spokeswoman for the western New York supermarket chain.

Natale was responding to a column in the Syracuse Post-Standard theorizing Albany would be a logical next step for Wegmans trucks driving from its headquarters in Rochester to a new store planned for Northborough, Massachusetts.

If Wegmans were to enter the Albany market, it would compete head-on with the dominant homegrown chain here, Price Chopper, owned by the Golub Corp. in Schenectady.

To read the rest of the story, please go to: The Business Review.