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Upstate New York-based Wegmans was named the nation’s best supermarket by the first Food Network Awards, described as “the grocery chain that has changed the way we shop.”

The other nominees were Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.

It is always nice to be recognized, but when it comes from folks who love food as much we do, it is extra special,” said Colleen Wegman, president of the family-owned company. “This award belongs to our people. By sharing their knowledge and providing incredible service, they have truly changed the way people shop.”

An internal panel led by Food Network Kitchens selected the nominees for the awards; the same panel, which represents all departments at the network, chose the winners, in addition to five viewer’s choice categories that were determined by votes cast on the network’s website.
KC's View:
Well-deserved. Need we say more?