East coast grocer Wegmans views diversity as more than just a legal or moral obligation or business necessity - to them it is a business opportunity. The company strives to attract and retain a workforce that reflects different backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints and mirrors the communities in which it operates. Wegmans believes that to be a great place to shop,

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East coast grocer Wegmans views diversity as more than just a legal or moral obligation or business necessity - to them it is a business opportunity. The company strives to attract and retain a workforce that reflects different backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints and mirrors the communities in which it operates. Wegmans believes that to be a great place to shop, they must first be a great place to work. Wegmans emphasizes diversity in hiring to refresh stores with new ideas. Corporate values including respect, caring, empowerment, and high standards have helped the company repeatedly appear on Fortune's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.
1. In what ways can diverse employees contribute to Wegmans' business performance?
2. What types of diversity do you think Wegmans should focus on? Why?
3. What are the downsides, if any, of building a diverse workforce?
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