Rochester, New York-based supermarket chain Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is building a $175 million distribution center and regional headquarters near the intersection of Sliding Hill and Ashcake roads in Hanover County. The 1.1 million-square-foot facility is expected to create roughly 700 jobs, making it one of the most significant economic development projects in county history.
Buckner Plaza is anchored by Food Lion and Dollar General
A neighborhood shopping center in Virginia Beach sold for $6.43 million, Colliers’ Retail Investment Group announced last week. Located at 3208 Holland Road, the center, Buckner Plaza, is 63,500 square feet and sits on 5.48 acres. It is 95.4% leased and anchored by Food Lion and Dollar General. Food Lion has been a tenant since
Lori Raya was SpartanNash chief merchandising and marketing officer
The Kroger Co. has named Lori Raya as the president of its mid-Atlantic division, the grocery chain announced Tuesday. Raya was previously the chief merchandising and marketing officer for wholesale grocery distributor and retailer SpartanNash, which is headquartered in Michigan. From 2015 to 2018, Raya was division president for Albertsons Cos. Inc. From 2012 to
Arlington-based grocer's expansion will include seven new Va. stores
Lidl US, the Arlington-based grocery store chain, plans to open 50 stores by the end of next year on the East Coast, the company announced Tuesday. The expansion will bring its total number of stores in the United States to 150. Seven new stores will be in Virginia: Alexandria, Burke, Chantilly, Charlottesville, Falls Church, Manassas
Grocery chain announces plans to move office from Roanoke to Glen Allen
Kroger Mid-Atlantic announced Tuesday it plans to relocate its division office from Roanoke to Glen Allen by the end of this year, citing population growth in the Richmond and Hampton Roads regions. “The move will establish division operations in a location that is better equipped and positioned to serve and support all markets throughout Kroger
Milk prices are low, and largest customers — restaurants and schools — have drastically cut orders
With milk prices dropping to the lowest point in years during the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia dairy industry representatives fear that as many as 30 to 40 of the commonwealth’s 450 dairy farms could be forced out of business by the end of the year. The dairy industry in Virginia has been in decline for several
Sales are spiking; grocery chains adding employees to meet demand
RICHMOND — Virginia grocery stores have increased efforts to keep stores clean and safe while they remain open to provide essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order as coronavirus cases quickly multiplied in the commonwealth. Grocery stores, considered essential businesses without restrictions, are implementing new service measures as sales
The store will open Jan. 30 at 9 a.m.
Whole Foods Market will open its long-anticipated Richmond store at 9 a.m. on Jan. 30, the Amazon.com Inc.-owned supermarket chain announced Tuesday. Construction on the 47,000-square-foot store built on the location of the former Pleasants Hardware store at 2024 W. Broad St. in Richmond’s Fan District began in spring 2018. Whole Foods incorporated historic elements
Supermarket chain plans to invest $175 million in project.
Wegmans Food Markets plans to build a $175 million regional distribution center in Hanover County, creating 700 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday. The campus, which will be located along Sliding Hill and Ashcake Roads off Interstate 95 in Ashland, will expand the grocer’s distribution network on the East Coast. Operations will start in 2022