The fourth Wegmans store in Massachusetts, at 169 University Avenue (near I-95) in Westwood, opened its doors to the public on October 11. That’s when 550 friendly, helpful employees demonstrated how the store helps shoppers make great meals every day that are easy, healthy and affordable.

Shoppers will first see the vibrant colors of the produce department as they enter the 122,000-square-foot store. Just beyond are other fresh food areas with an open-air market feel, like bakery, meat, seafood, and cheese.

A family-owned company since its start in 1916, Wegmans and its mission have consistently stayed the same: to offer choice, quality and value and to be the very best at serving the needs of its customers.

No matter what your style of cooking, Wegmans has everything you need under one roof: Restaurant-quality prepared foods; best-quality ingredients for cooking from scratch; ready-to-cook entrees; deli meats for tomorrow’s lunch; specialty and artisan cheeses for entertaining, or fresh New England seafood. With 70,000 products, Wegmans has about twice the selection of most other supermarkets.

When you love working with food and people, Wegmans is the place to be according to Westwood Store Manager Dave Orlovsky, who has been with the company for more than 25 years. “It’s always exciting to watch customers walk into the store for the first time and see all we have to offer,” says Orlovsky. “Our team has been working for months in anticipation of opening day, and we’re ready to deliver on our promise of incredible customer service.”