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Rutter’s 100-Year Plan: Expansion in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware

New locations to include beer caves, customer seating, video game terminals
Rutter's convenience store
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Rutter’s has disclosed its expansion plans for the next 100 years—further growth in eastern and western Pennsylvania, entrance into the Virginia and Delaware markets and remodeling existing convenience stores to add alcohol and video-gaming terminals.

A privately held chain, Rutter's operates 82 locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.

  • Rutter’s is No. 84 on CSP’s 2022 Top 202 list of the largest U.S. c-store chains by number of company-owned locations.

“Thanks to our foodservice innovation, focus on industry leading wages, large breath of offerings and best-in-class customer experience, we find that our locations are the customer favorite in new and existing markets,” said Scott Hartman, president and CEO of York, Pennsylvania-based Rutter’s.

In Pennsylvania, Rutter’s is looking to continue its expansion outside the central part of its home state, with its 10,000-to-12,000-square-foot stores on up to 25 acres of land. Rutter’s Pennsylvania market will run from the east, near Philadelphia, to west of Pittsburgh and north of Altoona.

New locations include walk-in 29-degree beer caves, wine offerings, seating for more than 30 customers and more than one billion foodservice combinations available 24 hours a day, the company said.

Twenty-one of Rutter’s Pennsylvania locations have video gaming terminals, which makes it the largest licensed gambling operator in the state that isn’t a casino, according to the company.

“Our go-to-market slogan is ‘Rutter’s...Why Go Anywhere Else?’, and our unbelievable team lives by that slogan every single day,” said Hartman.

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