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The Triangle Business Journal reports that Wegmans has locked in a deal that will lead to the opening of what is likely to be its first North Carolina store - in Raleigh, on a 22-acre property located in between a Costco and a Trader Joe's.

Wegmans already had announced two other stores for North Carolina - in Cary and Chapel Hill - but the Raleigh store is expected to open as early as summer 2018. The story notes that "the expected construction timeline" for Cary and Chapel Hill "could push building into late 2018 or 2019."
KC's View:
I think Wegmans is going to find a highly receptive customer base in North Carolina, and it will be very interesting to see what happens when, inevitably, it faces off against Publix ... not to mention begins to have an impact on formats as diverse as The Fresh Market and Food Lion. Because Wegmans has a big footprint and casts a big shadow.