Wawa began in 1890 as a dairy farm. George Wood imported cows and sold “sanitary” milk.
The company grew rapidly as demand for dairy products increased.
In the 1960s, consumers began to buy milk from grocery stores, so Wawa transitioned to a convenience store in order to sell their own milk.
In 1964, Wawa Food Markets opened its first store under the leadership of Grahame Wood.
By 1989, there were 400 Wawa stores.
In 2003, the company began to construct a new distribution center in Carney’s Point, NJ.
Wawa launched its own line of soda in 2007.
There are currently nearly 600 Wawa locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida.