(Note: This thread was split from Boston at: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/740217 -- The Chowhound Team)
I used to think highly of Wegman's, based on a few shopping experiences in Pennsylvania and Virginia. However my opinion of them dropped sharply a few months back when perusing their website and looking at their then current weekly circular for a store in Northern VA. There was a very large and prominent portion of a page lauding the "advantages" of irradiated beef. Ugh. Based on this revelation about what Wegman's sells I would NEVER compare Wegman's with Whole Foods and doubt I would make a special trip all the way out to Northborough (from Belmont) to shop there.