October 2, 1999 |
Wawa Inc. reached a tentative agreement last night on a contract with 300 members of the Teamsters Union, averting - at least temporarily - what would have been the first strike in the 97-year history of the Delaware County convenience-store and dairy operator. The agreement, still to be ratified by members of Teamsters Local 463 at a meeting scheduled for tomorrow morning, covers truck drivers and workers at Wawa's dairy and warehouse. Union spokesman Bob Ryder said the local's negotiating committee considered the contract the company's "last and best offer" but wouldn't recommend it to the membership.
August 6, 1989 |
A federal judge has ruled that a Delaware County developer planning to build an office complex named after the old village of Wawa must warn the public that he is not associated with the well-known dairy and chain of convenience stores. U.S. District Judge Louis H. Pollak ruled Monday that Commons at Wawa Inc. must carry an asterisk on its signs, stationery and other advertisements noting that the firm is not affiliated with Wawa Inc., whose dairy is in the nearby village of Wawa.
February 18, 1994 |
Wawa Inc. is planning a $30 million expansion of its dairy-processing, warehouse and distribution center in Middletown Delaware County. The dairy- and convenience-store operator has asked township officials for approval to expand its warehouse and plant, which processes milk and juice, at Valley Road and Route 1. The company also wants to move some parking and trucking operations to vacant pasture land across Valley Road from the plant. Vincent Anderson, Wawa's vice president and general counsel, said yesterday the expansion would take place over the next six years.
November 8, 2000 |
What: Veggie Milk Maker: Galaxy Foods Where: Supermarket produce sections, nationwide Size: 32 ounces Price: $2.99 Veggie Milk is a cholesterol-free, lactose-free and low-fat non-dairy product with calcium and vitamin values comparable to one dairy, one vegetable and one grain serving in each 8-ounce portion. That helps to justify the relatively high cost. It comes in a shelf-stable box, but must be refrigerated after opening. Our open sample kept well for a month in the fridge.
June 29, 1989 |
What's in a name? Despite Shakespeare's oft-quoted line, the folks at Wawa Inc. think that a Wawa by any other name smells of trade-name infringement. That's why the Delaware County dairy that now runs about 500 convenience stores in four states is seeking an order in federal court to stop a Delaware County developer from using the name of the historic village for its office condominium project. U.S. District Court Judge Louis H. Pollak has scheduled an injunction hearing for next Thursday in the case of Wawa Inc. v. Commons at Wawa Inc. Lawyers for Wawa Inc. contend that the word wawa - the Lenni Lenape Indians' word for the ubiquitous and noisy Canada goose - is so associated with their dairy and chain of stores that its use by any other company is "unfair competition" and an infringement on their trade name.
July 13, 1989 |
For years, Wawa Inc. has traded on its wholesome image, printing pictures of farms and fields on its milk cartons, and even grazing cows on the front lawn of its dairy. But there is a dirty side to the dairy business, say state environmentalists, and these days, the state wants Wawa to pay. Last month, the state Department of Environmental Resources filed a civil complaint against Wawa Inc., accusing it of discharging so much effluent into a stream that runs near Wawa's dairy plant in 1987 that it all but choked aquatic life to death.
January 31, 1991 |
David J. Jones, 89, a civic leader and retired businessman, died Saturday at his home in Ardmore. Mr. Jones worked at Abbott's Dairies for 44 years before he retired during the 1960s. He began his career at the dairy as a clerk in the insurance department. He served as the firm's chief purchasing agent before becoming vice president and treasurer as well as director of the company. He also was a Mason for more than 60 years and a member of the Union League. He was a founding member of the Ardmore Manor Civic Association, which acquired land and built Elwell Field on Ardmore Avenue in Haverford Township.
March 29, 2005
Last week's congressional hearing on the use of steroids in major league baseball called public attention to an epidemic of substance abuse by more than 500,000 young American athletes. Anabolic steroids, such as testosterone, progesterone, estradiol, zeranol, and other growth hormones, promote muscle growth and strength. However, prolonged use has been implicated in breast, prostate, and testicular cancer, heart disease, sexual and reproductive disorders, immunodeficiencies, and liver damage, as well as abnormal growth and premature sexual development in young girls.
March 30, 1994 |
The Township Council has given preliminary approval to Wawa Inc. to expand its dairy and warehouse operations off Baltimore Pike, but it may hire a consultant to review the dairy's plans to control odor and noise. At a meeting Monday night, Stewart Rose, president of the Wawa Farms Civic Association, urged the council to resolve the odor problem stemming from Wawa's sewage pretreatment plant. Rose said the odor had existed for 20 years. "If they double the size of the production facility, it's certainly going to get worse," he said.
July 31, 1989 |
At first glance, Penn Maid Foods Inc. is all cold, modern, hard-driving efficiency. Executives huddle around long tables upstairs. Down in the plant, production workers in white jumpers monitor the dials and gauges of complex, state-of-the art dairy processing equipment. But hang around the sprawling plant on Red Lion Road off Roosevelt Boulevard awhile, and you soon realize that Philadelphia's last dairy processor is simply a Mom and Pop operation grown huge. Pop is 85-year-old Harry Goldberg, who started the business more than 60 years ago with a horse and wagon, cans of raw milk and a ladle.