Wegmans Vs Harris Teeter| Which One Is Cheaper & Better For You?

Both Wegmans and Harris Teeter are among the most well known supermarkets in the United States. They both sell millions of dollars worth of groceries each year, and serve countless customers. But where do they differ? More specifically, when looking at each store, Which one is cheaper? Which one has better products? Which one has more variety?


In this post we compare each store in terms of price, quality, variety, and more!


Which is Better: Wegmans or Harris Teeter? In terms of price, Wegmans is cheaper for a majority of products. In terms of product quality, Harris Teeter appears to have higher quality products available. Wegmans offers significantly more product variety to shop from.


Is Wegmans More Expensive Than Harris Teeter?

Arguably the largest decision factor in where someone would shop is price point. In other words, when someone goes shopping, they want to go to the store that has the more affordable options. 


So, is Wegmans cheaper than Harris Teeter or is Harris Teeter Cheaper than Wegmans?


Category Wegmans Brand Harris Teeter Brand
Baking Goods
Canned Goods
Dry Goods
Frozen Foods
Personal Care


From the research it seems that in most categories, Wegmans tends to be cheaper. More specifically, Wegmans is cheaper in the beverage, dairy, dry foods, frozen foods, cleaners, and other categories. Whereas Harris Teeter is cheaper in the baking goods, canned goods, personal care, and cleaners categories.


With this in mind, you can plan what you want to buy so that you are able to shop at each and get the cheapest items possible. In other words, make a plan to buy the cheaper items at Wegmans and the other items and Harris Teeter.

Product Quality: Wegmans vs Harris Teeter

Another large factor in deciding which supermarket is superior is product quality. To see which store has better quality products, I looked on the FDA’s recall website to see which store has had more recent recalled items.


Essentially, between Wegmans and Harris Teeter, the store with the least amount of recent product recalls would be deemed as the store with higher quality products.


Category Wegmans Recalls Harris Teeter Recalls
Animal & Veterinary 0 0
Biologics 0 0
Cosmetics 0 0
Dietary Supplements 0 0
Drugs 0 0
Food And Beverages 23 13
Medical Devices 0 0
Radiation Emitting Products 0 0
Tobacco 0 0


From the recall reports, it seems as though Harris Teeter has had less product recalls in recent years. This suggests that their product quality is a bit higher than Wegmans.


However, it must be noted that customer ratings contradict this. There are consumer studies that state that Wegmans has a 92% product quality rating and Harris Teeter has a 73% product quality rating from its customers. 


Because both stores have a relatively low amount of product recalls, and they have very high customer product quality ratings, they both are quite equal in their overall quality. 


In other words, they both offer great quality products. Regardless of where you shop, you will be able to purchase high-quality items.


Product Variety: Wegmans vs Harris Teeter

One factor that shoppers also enjoy is product variety. Both Harris Teeter and Wegmans are considered “Supermarkets” which means they primarily sell food, beverages, and household items. But, which one sells more products? 


Total Wegmans Products Total Harris Teeter Products
50,000 – 70,000 Products 40,000 Products
18 Shopping Categories 11 Shopping Categories


Wegmans offers significantly more product variety than Harris Teeter. On average, most Wegmans stores have 10,000 – 30,000 more products than Harris Teeter stores. This provides shoppers with more options to pick from. 


Additionally, Wegmans has 18 different shopping categories, whereas Harris Teeter has 11 categories. This shows that Wegmans provides a wider range of product types to pick from. This also means that Wegmans likely has more niche products you could be looking for.


Which Has More Locations: Wegmans or Harris Teeter?

If you are a shopper that likes to travel, then you may be curious as to how many locations each store has, as well as what regions they are located in.


Wegmans Harris Teeter
9 States 7 States
106 Stores 230 Stores


Regionally, Wegmans is based in the Northeast US and Harris Teeter is based in the Southeast US. From what I found, they are not located in the same states.


Both stores are located within a similar amount of states, however, Harris Teeter has more than double the amount of locations that Wegmans does. So chances are, you are more likely to see a Harris Teeter than a Wegmans in their respective regions.

Who Pays More: Wegmans or Harris Teeter?


Job Title Wegmans Wage/Salary Harris Teeter Wage/Salary
Cashier $9.07/hour $13.79/hour
Stocker $10.51/hour $11.78/hour
Assistant Manager $40,278/year $37,645/year
Store Manager $54,978/year $47,556/year

For the cashier and stocker jobs, it seems as though Harris Teeter pays more on average. However, for the assistant manager, and store manager role, Wegmans pays their employees more.

Keep in mind that these are just averages. The pay that each position gives is highly depending on the city and state that the store is in. So, the locations near you may differ than the numbers above.

Which One Should You Shop At: Wegmans vs Harris Teeter?

With all of this information in mind, which store should you shop at. Well, if you boil it down, it is quite simple.


When to shop at Wegmans: If you are looking for more affordable groceries (in most categories), and prefer a lot of product variety, then Wegmans is best for you. They are also available in more states than Harris Teeter, making their reach a bit larger.


When to shop at Harris Teeter: If you prefer higher product quality, then Harris Teeter is your best choice. Something to note is that they have more than double the amount of Wegmans locations, so depending on where you shop, there are likely to be more Harris Teeters available.