Wawa is one of the most popular convenience stores in New Jersey, and it's no surprise that the state is home to a large number of Wawa locations. With more than 270 stores across the Garden State and over 900 stores across the East Coast, Wawa is a staple of the local community. The convenience retailer recently announced a hiring campaign to add 1,000 new associates across Florida over the next three months, as well as hosting contracting events to open its first convenience stores in Miami. Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens has also revealed plans to double the number of stores nationwide by 2030, with approximately 1800 locations expected to be opened by then.
Currently, there are 7 states and territories in the U. S. Department of State with Wawa locations, with one location per 88,752 people accounting for approximately 24% of the total number of Wawa locations. On the other hand, there are 49 states and territories in the U.
Department of State without any Wawa location. In New Jersey alone, one location per 32,298 people accounts for approximately 28% of the total number of Wawa locations. The Sunshine State is about to replace Garden State as Wawa Inc. increases its number of stores in Florida.
The company began construction of three Miami stores in October and expects to operate a total of 50 stores in South Florida in the coming years. Meanwhile, Wawa is not neglecting its home state either. The convenience retailer recently opened its largest store to date located in Philadelphia's historic Independence Mall on the corner of 6th Street and Chestnut Street in December and began a larger hiring campaign to fill more than 4,000 positions in the next three months. The new spot will offer gasoline as part of its fuel field, like many other Wawa stores across the state.