Wawa recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest store, located at 3800 Bristol-Oxford Valley Road in Levittown.
A ribbon cutting was held on Nov. 17 to mark the occasion. The first 100 guests enjoyed limited-edition Wawa “Goose Vibes Only” T-shirts.
The celebration was part of Wawa’s 2022 Day Brighteners Tour, an initiative designed to celebrate the customers, associates, local heroes and community organizations that brighten residents’ days. The tour also marks Wawa’s ongoing commitment to growth, with plans to open 41 new stores and create more than 2,500 new jobs through the year.
The grand opening of the Levittown location is the 34th to open this year.
“At Wawa, our core purpose is fulfilling lives every day and since our first store opened, we’ve believed that we all have a role in making this world a better place,” said Chris Gheysens, Wawa’s president and CEO. “Our store teams and associates deliver experiences and emotional connections with customers that go beyond what traditionally happens in a retail environment. Simply put, they help make their communities happier and more connected. This year, we’re excited to toast all the incredible Day Brighteners and kick off this one-of-a-kind tour with a stop at each new store to show our ‘Goose Gratitude’ to associates and customers whose little acts of kindness make a big difference in our communities.”
During the Levittown event, Wawa recognized local first responders with its signature Hoagies for Heroes hoagie-building competition. Local first responders from Bristol police and fire departments competed to see who could build the most hoagies in three minutes. Wawa concluded the competition by presenting checks for $1,000 to each department’s charity of choice.
Additionally, Wawa selected Bristol Township School District bus drivers as Community Day Brighteners for their positive impact on students each day.
Nancy St Hilaire is serving as general manager of the new store, leading a team of approximately 50 associates, all of which are new positions brought to the area through the development of the store. Associates in these full- and part-time positions are receiving competitive salaries with an hourly starting rate of $15 and health benefits. Once eligible, they will also participate in Wawa’s employee stock ownership plan. Wawa associates own 40 percent of Wawa through the ESOP. More information and current job opportunities are available at wawa.com/careers.