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.
September 30, 1999 |
At 11:59 p.m. tonight, the contract between Wawa Inc. and the 300 or so drivers who take products from the Wawa distribution warehouse to its 550 stores expires. Both sides agree there are still major issues on the table. "We are hopeful we can reach a settlement," said Steven Wall, Wawa's chief negotiator, "but there are very substantial issues that need to be discussed. " "We have authorization to call a strike," said Bob Ryder, secretary treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 463. Ryder said one of the main issues involves pensions.
July 24, 2016 |
AUTHORITIES SAY a woman has been arrested in a months-long series of thefts in which more than $3,000 worth of bagged coffee was taken from Wawa stores around the region. Rebecca Julian, 48, of Wilmington, admitted stealing the coffee and making fraudulent returns in an interview with detectives Friday, West Goshen Township police said. Police had released surveillance images of the theft suspect this week, saying she would steal bags of coffee from one Wawa, then take them to another location and return them for cash.
August 28, 1986 |
A proposed Wawa store in Frazer would pose a competitive threat, representatives of two nearby businesses told the East Whiteland Zoning Hearing Board, but the board chairman responded that it was not the board's function to prevent competition. At its meeting Monday, the board reviewed the application of Wawa Inc. for a new building on the northwestern corner of Planebrook Road and Route 30. John Hashem, the owner of John's Pizza next to the lot, said Wawa would carry 80 percent of what his store sells, except for pizza.
May 17, 2007 |
Ronnie Braverman is excited that he'll soon be able to pick up milk at the barn- and silo-shaped drive-through grocery store that's being built at Route 352 and Paoli Pike in East Goshen, but he's used to going to the Wawa next door out of "convenience and habit. " He stops at Wawa once a day; picks up a paper, a coffee, maybe milk on the way home from work; and usually runs into someone he knows. "It's almost like a ritual," said Braverman, 40, who three years ago moved to West Chester from Broomall, where Swiss Farm Stores are better known.
April 29, 2015 |
Running a Wawa store and managing a Roman Catholic parish might not seem to have much in common. But last week, a group of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary students, a year from being ordained as priests, had the last of five management-training sessions inspired by a program that St. Joseph's University professors developed for the convenience-store chain. For the seminarians, the Thursday management classes at St. Joseph's Haub School of Business were in sharp contrast to the philosophy and theology classes that are central to their formation as priests.
February 12, 1987 |
Wawa Inc. presented preliminary land development and subdivision plans to the Middletown Township Planning Commission Tuesday night for a proposed 18,200-square-foot addition to an existing warehouse. The proposed addition would be attached to a 14,400-square-foot warehouse on the northern portion of the company's 33-acre property at Baltimore Pike and Valley Road, according to Thomas A. Laudenslager, vice president of Wawa's dairy, warehouse and distribution operations. The addition would add nine delivery bays to the existing five-bay warehouse, according to architect Robert Henderson.
April 30, 1992 |
Earlier this month, Arby's brought in sandwiches that looked like Philadelphia-style hoagies, but called them "submarines" or "subs" instead. Now, it's Wawa that may be ruffling some feathers when it comes to tradition in Philadelphia. Wawa has successfully campaigned to have the hoagie named "the official sandwich of Philadelphia. " Mayor Rendell will proclaim Wednesday, May 6, Hoagie Day. There's going to be a party and everything. Not to mention a 500-foot hoagie built by Wawa workers.
January 7, 1992 |
State police in Delaware and Pennsylvania are looking for an apologetic thief who has robbed cashiers at four Wawa food stores at knife-point on consecutive nights. In each case, police said, a middle-aged white man with a mustache and beer belly entered the store and waited for customers to leave before brandishing a knife. Each time, the man apologized to the clerk after announcing: "I'm here to rob you. " Police said the man made off with less than $100 in each robbery.
September 22, 1986 |
After spending months trying to persuade the Horsham Township Zoning Hearing Board to allow a convenience store near two township business campuses, officials of Wawa Inc. learned last week that the proposal had been denied. During a 10-minute meeting last Monday, the board voted, 2-0, to deny Wawa's application to build at Dresher and Welsh Roads, near the Horsham and Prudential business campuses. The board gave no reason for refusing the application. The board had postponed a decision on the food store Sept.