Wegmans Ranks No. 4 on Fortune's '100 Best Companies to Work For'

January 19, 2012 Updated Jan 19, 2012 at 12:14 PM EDT

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Wegmans Ranks No. 4 on Fortune's '100 Best Companies to Work For'

January 19, 2012 Updated Jan 19, 2012 at 12:14 PM EDT

Rochester, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- Fortune announced Thursday that Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has been ranked #4 on the 15th annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list published by the magazine.

The full list and related stories appear in the February 6 issue of Fortune, which is available on newsstands on January 23, and now on cnnmoney.com

Wegmans has appeared on the Fortune list for 15 consecutive years, every year since the list was first published in 1998, and has been ranked among the top five for eight consecutive years.

In 1998, when it ranked #16 on the list, Wegmans stores were in New York and Pennsylvania only; the company employed about 27,000, and annual sales were $2.4 billion.  Today, stores are in six states; there are approximately 42,000 employees, and 2011 sales were $6.2 billion. 
 
“The only way to be a great place to shop is to first be a great place to work,” CEO Danny Wegman said in a news release.  “When I visit our stores I see how our employees care about each other and about our customers.  Because of our people, we have been able to grow our business without compromising our values.”