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February 4, 2014

Kodak Alaris has renewed its multi-year agreement with Bartell Drugs, which designates Kodak Alaris as Bartell's exclusive partner within the photo category for all retail and online printing solutions.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Kodak Alaris has renewed its multi-year agreement with Bartell Drugs, which designates Kodak Alaris as Bartell's exclusive partner within the photo category for all retail and online printing solutions.

July 23, 2012

Less than one-third of people take the basic steps necessary to preserve eye sight, according to a Bausch + Lomb global survey released last week.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Less than one-third of people take the basic steps necessary to preserve eye sight, according to a Bausch + Lomb global survey released last week. Though if forced to choose, people would rather lose their sense of taste (79%), hearing (78%), one of their limbs (68%) or 10 years off their life (67%) instead of their eyesight.

May 16, 2011

Eastman Kodak Co.'s board of directors has named a new VP.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eastman Kodak Co.'s board of directors has named a new VP.

The company said that Augustin Melendez will take on his new role immediately. Since joining Kodak in 2000, Melendez has held multiple senior leadership roles in human resources. He currently serves as chief diversity and community affairs officer and human resources director for Kodak's graphic communications group.

April 22, 2011

Wegmans Food Markets and Walgreens have agreed to settle the lawsuit commenced by Walgreens in November 2010 in which the drug store chain claimed that certain Wegmans logos infringed Walgreens trademarks, the supermarket chain announced Friday.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans Food Markets and Walgreens have agreed to settle the lawsuit commenced by Walgreens in November 2010 in which the drug store chain claimed that certain Wegmans logos infringed Walgreens trademarks, the supermarket chain announced Friday.

April 21, 2011

The School Administrators Association of New York State will present its 2011 Friend of Education Award to Wegmans Food Markets and the Wegman family, the Rochester, N.Y.-based grocer announced Wednesday.

ALBANY, N.Y. — The School Administrators Association of New York State will present its 2011 Friend of Education Award to Wegmans Food Markets and the Wegman family, the Rochester, N.Y.-based grocer announced Wednesday.

“There are few organizations as dedicated to the future of [their] community and [their] young citizens [as] Wegmans,” stated Don Nickson, deputy executive director of SAANYS. “We are fortunate to have such a company based right here in western New York and are honored to recognize [its] commitment and service.”

February 23, 2011

Escalating food costs may have a firm grip on consumers' wallets, but one retailer is promising "to keep prices low and [its] quality and service high."

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Escalating food costs may have a firm grip on consumers' wallets, but one retailer is promising "to keep prices low and [its] quality and service high."

Wegmans this week said that it will not change the prices on 40 of the products most important to families through the end of 2011. According to the company's website, many of the items listed include store-brand products and produce. Wegmans also noted that, counting different varieties and sizes, about 200 items are covered by the company's price pledge.

February 7, 2011

It seems that Wegmans is sprucing up its in-store cafés throughout Pennsylvania with a new pilot program that lets customers have their wine and drink it too.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — It seems that Wegmans is sprucing up its in-store cafés throughout Pennsylvania with a new pilot program that lets customers have their wine and drink it too.

According to a report by the Morning Call, Wegmans recently added a wine-by-the-glass feature at its Allentown store, where customers can purchase white and red wines with a prepaid card at a cost of $6 to $10 for a 5-oz. glass. Also available are half glasses for half the price, as well as $1 to $2 samples.

February 7, 2011

Wegmans last week announced that its customers boosted hunger relief donations by 12% during the company's 2010 checkout campaign.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans last week announced that its customers boosted hunger relief donations by 12% during the company's 2010 checkout campaign.

Hunger relief contributions at 20 Wegmans stores in New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and eastern Pennsylvania totaled $692,756, a 12% increase above the previous record total raised in 2009.

Wegmans also said that customers in Wegmans’ 22 Rochester, N.Y.-area stores generously contributed in a fall 2010 campaign held earlier in the season, raising $688,214, with all proceeds going to Foodlink in Rochester.

January 20, 2011

Fortune on Thursday released its “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, ranking Wegmans Food Markets No. 3 and making the New York-based grocer the highest-ranked retailer. Only the software firm SAS and consulting organization Boston Consulting Group ranked higher. Wegmans has appeared on the Fortune list for 14 consecutive years, every year since the list was first published in 1998.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Fortune on Thursday released its “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, ranking Wegmans Food Markets No. 3 and making the New York-based grocer the highest-ranked retailer. Only the software firm SAS and consulting organization Boston Consulting Group ranked higher. Wegmans has appeared on the Fortune list for 14 consecutive years, every year since the list was first published in 1998.

January 14, 2011

Wegmans on Thursday celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Wegmans Menu magazine, a free publication highlighting ideas for easy, healthy and affordable meals for the season. In those 10 years, the magazine has reached a circulation of nearly 1 million.

January 5, 2011

Wegmans Food Markets on Tuesday started recruitment for its new Northborough, Mass., store, the company’s first New England location that is set to open in October. The Northborough store will employ approximately 600 people, 550 of whom will be hired locally.

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Wegmans Food Markets on Tuesday started recruitment for its new Northborough, Mass., store, the company’s first New England location that is set to open in October. The Northborough store will employ approximately 600 people, 550 of whom will be hired locally.

The Northborough Wegmans, a 145,000-sq.-ft. supermarket, will be part of Northborough Crossing, a $100 million shopping and residential complex located at the intersection of Routes 9 and 20.

December 15, 2010

Kodak announced Wednesday that its board of directors promoted three executives.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Kodak announced Wednesday that its board of directors promoted three executives.

Laura Quatela, chief intellectual property officer, and Terry Taber, chief technical officer, were named SVPs this week. Quatela, who also assumes the role of general counsel, will add SVP to her title on Jan. 1. Taber's election is effective immediately.

Kodak's board also elected Timothy Lynch — who currently serves as managing director of intellectual property transactions — as a VP of the company, effective immediately.

November 29, 2010

Wegman’s recently tapped Alec Baldwin for a series of holiday commercials this year, in part because his mother is a loyal shopper of the popular East Coast supermarket chain.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans recently tapped Alec Baldwin for a series of holiday commercials this year, in part because his mother is a loyal shopper of the popular East Coast supermarket chain.

According to published reports, Wegmans approached Baldwin after an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman." Baldwin explained to Letterman that his mother wouldn’t retire to California because she wouldn’t leave Wegmans.

September 15, 2010

Five beers from Genesee brand will arrive this October at convenience stores and retailers throughout...

ROCHESTER, N.Y. Five beers from Genesee brand will arrive this October at convenience stores and retailers throughout the country in a new 24-oz. can variety.

Genesee, Genny Light, Genesee cream ale, Genesee ice and the original honey brown lager now will come in 24-oz, single-serve cans.

September 9, 2010

Grocery chain Wegmans is replacing some of its reusable bags after a consumer group found...

May 4, 2010

As a potential example of how retailers will communicate directly with customers in the future,...

March 18, 2010

Bausch & Lomb on Friday announced the relaunch of Renu Fresh multi-purpose contact lens solution...

January 10, 2010

At the heart of Wegman’s health-and-wellness initiatives is the company’s “Eat Well. Live Well Challenge,”...

January 10, 2010

Wegmans plans to begin offering H1N1 vaccinations to people ages 19 years and older by...