Popular supermarket chain Wegmans Food Markets said Thursday that it’s considering multiple sites in the Raleigh-Durham area, but is staying mum on whether it is eyeing the Charlotte market.
Wegmans, headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., said in January that it had signed a letter of intent to bring a store to Cary, its first foray into the state. On Thursday, the (Raleigh) News & Observer reported that preliminary plans filed with the town reveal Wegmans may add a second site in Cary.
In addition to the site announced in January, Wegmans “is also considering multiple sites in the Raleigh/Durham market, but until there are firm deals for each site, we are unable to share the locations or other details,” a spokeswoman told the Observer.
The spokeswoman declined to comment on the company’s interest in Charlotte.
Wegmans is an 89-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. It boasts a “European open-air market feel” with a pharmacy, ready-made meals, a pizza shop, coffee shop and more. The company plans to open at least 13 more stores in the coming years, the company said in January.
Grocery store competion has been heating up in the Charlotte market, with the entry of Publix stores, new Harris Teeter locations and renovations of Food Lion stores. Staff writer Kathryn Trogdon of The (Raleigh) News & Observer contributed.