ROCHESTER, N.Y. --
Wegmans Food Markets here was recently approached by a regional egg producer about its 750,000-chicken farm in Wayne County, N.Y., according to a published report. Negotiations are under way and it was reported that all 71 farm employees would be able to keep their jobs under the new buyer, should the sale go through. The potential sale has nothing to do with the 2004 controversy involving animal rights activists entering the egg farm and calling law enforcement officials to investigate practices at the farm, the retailer was quoted as saying in the report. Over the course of their investigation, officials found no evidence of abuse. Last week, Wegmans also announced its intention to build a $28 million culinary innovation center on the Wegmans' Market Street campus in Chili, in addition to plans for a new liquor store in Monroe County.