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Wawa Takes Market Growth Plans on the Road

Chain making stops in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana to reveal entries into new markets
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Wawa is launching a three-day, five-stop Community Partnership Tour across select cities in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. The tour consist of five events that will reveal a first look at its initial plans for each market, including market ranges and timeframes, career opportunities and the economic impact Wawa’s ongoing growth will have on the region.

The tour will introduce Wawa to the regions’ community, provide an update on expansion plans and connect the company with new customers, local officials and charity partners.

“Whenever we enter a new market, we always strive to get to know our new communities long before we put shovels in the ground,” said Chris Gheysens, CEO of Wawa. “Our Community Partnership Tour provides the perfect opportunity to meet new friends and neighbors and demonstrate not only what makes Wawa unique but also what makes our new communities so special. We look forward to sharing our Wawa story, plans for growth in these new markets, and our commitment to partnering with and supporting local nonprofit organizations that make a difference in their local communities.”

At the events, attendees will also hear about Wawa’s story, special culture, unique offerings and ongoing community commitment, including new partnerships and support of local non-profit organizations. In addition, attendees will be able to enjoy a “Taste of Wawa,” including samples of products like Wawa Hoagies, freshly brewed coffee and other handcrafted beverages from the Wawa Community Care Vehicles.

The schedule of events includes:

Wawa, with about 1,000 stores primarily in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C., has said it will expand through new construction in OhioIndianaKentucky and Tennessee. It is also testing an all-digital-store format on the campus of Drexel University in Philadelphia.

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