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The Washington Post reports that a new Wegmans opened in Woodbridge, Virginia, over the weekend, noting that the retailer is doing so with tremendous community support that it hopes will sustain it in a time of economic doldrums.

According to the Post, “The Woodbridge Wegmans, located off Dale Boulevard near Interstate 95, is the third and largest store to open in Northern Virginia. Beginning last week, hundreds of Wegmans staff began descending on the store. Some will stay for days and some for weeks, overseeing training and final touches for the opening.

“The opening is not without risk. The grocer is moving forward at a time when others have retrenched. Two Giants in Woodbridge have closed in the past year due to slow sales.”

KC's View:
A pretty good rule in the food business is to never bet against Wegmans. Ever.