• In North Carolina, the News Observer reports that Wegmans has gotten approvals from the Chapel Hill Town Council for the building of a 130,000 square foot store there, which would be “the first Wegmans approved for the Triangle; three other stores are proposed for Cary and Raleigh.”

According to the story, “Chapel Hill and Orange County have agreed to pay Wegmans $4 million in incentives if the company creates 185 full-time jobs and 413 part-time jobs over five years and meets annual property and sales-tax revenue goals. Wegmans is expected to generate over $1.8 million in property and sales taxes each year.”

The new Wegmans is scheduled to open sometime in 2020.


• The Associated Press reports that Dunkin’ Donuts CEO Nigel Travis, while acknowledging that the company is testing using just “Dunkin” as its name, as well mas experimenting with a trimmed-down menu, wants to remain the “No. 1 retailer of doughnuts.” In other words, while the company has more than doughnuts on its mind, it has no intention of getting rid of the food group on which it has built its business and reputation.