Danny Wegman, Wegmans Markets
Danny Wegman, CEO of Wegmans Markets, has been inducted as a charter member into the Food Industry Hall of Fame. Representing more than 30 years of leadership and innovation, Mr. Wegman has been responsible for the success and good citizenship of the Wegman chain
Mr. Wegman became the leader of the company following the death of his father and former Chairman, Robert Wegman, in April 2006. Among his proudest accomplishments has been Wegmans national recognition in Forbes Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 10 years running, ranking No. 1 in 2005 and No. 2 in 2006.
As CEO, Danny oversees one of the largest private companies in the United States and is an acknowledged leading retailer in the Northeast. Wegmans has been innovative in new technology as one of the first retailers to develop a company website allowing shoppers to browse weekly specials, and a pioneer in bar-code scanning and electronic discounting.
Danny and his family are renowned for their exceptional levels of charitable donations to store localities and food banks, as well as strong employee benefit programs, especially scholarship sponsorships.
The Wegman stores have also been leaders in shoppers’ features and services such as Market Cafés for in-store or take-out dining, Kids Fun Centers, Floral, Coffee, Natural Food and Photo Shops, and a wide assortment of international / imported products.