ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- When the school system sneezes, Wegmans Food Markets here catches a cold.
After all, Wegmans -- with its labor-intensive focus on fresh-prepared food -- is a major employer of school-age youth. And, if the school system near where Wegmans runs stores isn't retaining and graduating students, the labor pool available to Wegmans goes dry. Wegmans is a 60-unit supermarket operation, which generates a top line estimated to be nearly $3 billion. It has a heavy concen