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April 16, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Wawa is aging well. At 52, it has morphed from a convenience store to a full-service operation that is part store/take-out restaurant/coffee house, part bakery and gas station - and become a staple of the rush-hour landscape with its signature Wawa coffee. The chain with 725 stores and $9 billion in sales in 2015 announced that it is hiring 5,000 people company-wide by June 1. It is also opening a new Center City location with seating at 1900 Market St. by the end of the year. "Center City has responded," said Wawa president and CEO Chris Gheysens.
BUSINESS
April 13, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia plans on Tuesday to announce the receipt of a $5 million donation from the Wawa Foundation and the opening of the Wawa Volunteer Center in the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care on the hospital's University City campus. Wawa's founding Wood family has a history of supporting CHOP dating to the hospital's founding in the 1850s. Separate from the Wood family, Wawa has raised more than $3 million for CHOP programs, the hospital said. CHOP said that through the Wawa Volunteer Center its goal is to increase its volunteer program to 1,000 particpants in the fiscal year that starts July 1, from 600 now. hbrubaker@phillynews.com 215-854-4651 @InqBrubaker  
NEWS
April 3, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Delran police thought they were responding to a car accident Thursday night; someone had called 911 about a crash on Route 130 North just before midnight. When they arrived, they found a Chevrolet Cruze, stopped after it had hit the center median, near where 130 intersects Chester Avenue. On the ground outside the driver's side, Cynthia Fortune, 54, lay bleeding from a stab wound in her neck. At a nearby diner, according to the Burlington County prosecutor, her husband, Quentin S. Fortune, 37, bloody and in his underwear, was asking for a glass of water.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2016 | By Allie Volpe, For The Inquirer
'I'm in an open relationship with Wawa and 7-Eleven," said Melissa Broder. "I'm in a triad. " It sounded like something she might have tweeted on @sosadtoday, Broder's viral, irreverent, stream-of-consciousness Twitter account. But Broder was speaking by phone from her home in Los Angeles, where there are no Wawas. "Wawa will always have my heart," she says. "It's my first love, but love the one you're with. " Before she was the key-holder to a 300,000-plus following on Twitter and author of So Sad Today , a memoir named for the account, Broder was an anonymous tweeter.
NEWS
February 5, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
When Wawa Inc. won preliminary approval from Concord Township in August to begin selling six-packs of beer in one Delaware County store, beer lovers among the Wawa fanatics around the region rejoiced. Then they waited. Months passed and no beer came. They waited some more. While the wait isn't quite over, Wawa said Wednesday that it had moved an important step closer to stocking brews on its shelves. For months, the convenience-store chain has been at odds with the Concord Board of Supervisors over nearly two dozen restrictions imposed by the township as conditions to sell beer at the store on Naamans Creek Road in Chadds Ford.
NEWS
January 17, 2016
Wawa Inc., of Media, will raise the minimum hourly wage it pays store workers to $10. The move comes amidst a tightening labor market, where there is now competition for workers at all levels, including low-wage workers, economist Joel Naroff told members of the MidAtlantic Employers' Association Friday. Also raising its minimum wage is Sheetz Inc., the Altoona-based convenience store chain. The company, with $6.9 billion in revenue and 17,000 employees, said Wednesday it would spend $5 million to increase wages.
NEWS
January 16, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
It wasn't the mind-boggling Powerball jackpot, but a ticket sold at the Wawa store at 76 Springside Rd. in Westampton, Burlington County, won some lucky customer $2 million. "It was exciting," said Dan Steere, the store's assistant general manager. "Everyone was ecstatic that we sold one of the highest tickets," he said. Another ticket, sold in Chester County - at the Landhope Farms store in Kennett Square - was worth $1 million, Pennsylvania Lottery officials said. Two more $1 million tickets were sold in Lancaster and Northampton Counties.
NEWS
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The Margate firefighter and lifeguard convicted of shoplifting from a Wawa last month must forfeit both jobs, an Egg Harbor Township municipal judge ruled Friday. Ashton G. Funk, 34, of Northfield, was arrested Sept. 10 on a complaint of shoplifting from the convenience store in Margate. Funk was off-duty from his position as a firefighter and on the beach patrol when he was allegedly seen carrying away $7.98 worth of items without paying. Because the case involved a public employee, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office took over the investigation and prosecution.
NEWS
January 10, 2016 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
Mommy has a new wish. Besides Bradley Cooper. We're talking coffee. And I'm on a quest. I know, some people climb Everest. Others try to cure cancer. But all I want is a delicious cup of coffee that I can make myself, at home. Is that so much to ask? Evidently. Right out front, I have to confess that I love Dunkin' Donuts coffee. Sometimes I'll have Starbucks and other times Wawa, but my coffee soul mate is Dunkin'. We've been together longer than my two marriages combined.
NEWS
January 4, 2016
YOU CAN take Charlie Saxton out of Bristol, Bucks County, but don't try taking Bristol out of Charlie Saxton. In from LA for the holidays, the 26-year-old actor ("Hung," "Betas") stopped by the Daily News in a brand-new Wawa hoodie and an old (kelly green) Eagles hat. Saxton plays roommate to the title character in "Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life," a sitcom premiering this weekend (8:30 p.m. Sunday, Fox29). He talked with Ellen Gray about his acting childhood and a few things that West Coasters just don't understand about Wawa.
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