Wawa, Inc. recently opened its 900th store, located at 685 Morris Turnpike in Springfield, N.J., which will employ 40 people.
“At Wawa, our core purpose is to go beyond filling orders to fulfill lives, every day, and that has never been stronger than now as our 900 stores unite together to provide support in the form of food, fuel, food donations, funds and the one-of-a-kind Wawa experience that delivers care and hope no matter the circumstances,” said Chris Gheysens, President & CEO, Wawa. “As a new store opens, we will continue to provide comfort and a sense of normalcy in the safest way possible, while listening to what our friends and neighbors need most throughout these challenging times.”
On June 18, the new store opened to the public with an official ribbon cutting outside of the store with associates standing 6 feet apart to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The store will employ approximately (40) associates and provide with competitive pay, benefits and an opportunity to stock through the company’s ESOP (Employee-Stock-Ownership-Plan) after completing one year of service. Led by Wawa General Manager, Jenny Toledo and Area Manager Dan Holland, the team is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment while working to meet the needs of customers.
The company will mark this official milestone by showcasing its community support through a virtual video experience shared through social media on opening day.