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Rutter’s Begins Expansion Into Virginia

Retailer expects to open 13,500-square-foot convenience store in Winchester in summer 2025
Photograph courtesy of Rutter's

Rutter’s has selected its first location in Virginia, the company confirmed for CSP. The new 13,500-square-foot site in Winchester, west of Loudoun County, will be located at the intersection of Route 50 and Coverstone Drive.

Rutter’s disclosed its expansion plans for the next 100 years at the beginning of 2023, which included expansion into Virginia and Delaware, plus growth in Pennsylvania.  The chain doesn’t currently have any other sites under contract in Virginia, but it is actively looking at additional sites in the state to build future locations.

  • Rutter’s is No. 78 on CSP’s 2024 Top 202 ranking of U.S. convenience-store chains by store count.

The convenience-store chain aims to open the new location in the summer of 2025. It will offer foodservice, a beer cave and a wine selection.

In the forecourt, Rutter’s will offer its full array of gasoline options, along with auto diesel, high-speed diesel and in-lane diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) for commercial vehicles.

In May, Rutter's broke ground on its largest store yet, near Milton, Pennsylvania, also at 13,500 square feet. It plans to open the store in late 2024.

In addition to Rutter’s typical offering, the design will also introduce a new look and features.

“Evolution is key to success in the convenience industry, and all of us at Rutter's are excited to announce our newest prototype is on the way! It'll be the first 13,500-square-foot store in our chain and bring some game-changing new features to the award-winning Rutter's stay tuned for more details to come,” Chris Hartman said in a LinkedIn post.

Rutter’s, a privately held chain, operates 84 locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.

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