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'Small scale' Wegmans sets opening

'Small scale' Wegmans sets opening

Wegmans Food Markets is set to open a “smaller scale” version of its store Sunday in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

The Chestnut Hill store is 80,000 square feet — considerably smaller than Wegmans’ 138,000-square-foot unit in Northborough, Mass.


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“Virtually every department and category of product sold in our largest stores will be available in Chestnut Hill,” store manager Rich Boscia, said in a press release. “It’s a more efficient use of space, for sure, but we also were meticulous in selecting the must-haves that shoppers buy every week, along with the very best of what we have to offer, including prepared foods.”

A neighboring Wegmans Wine, Liquor & Beer opened its doors on March 29. The store is one of several the Rochester, N.Y.-based retailer plans for the Boston area, including a store in Burlington, Mass., set to open later this year.

Area Whole Foods stores recently lowered prices partially to defend against the expected competition from the Wegmans openings, an analyst said.

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