Wawa, Inc. history, company profile (overview) and history video

   Wawa, Inc. owns and operates a chain of convenience stores and gasoline stations. It is headquartered in Pennsylvania, United States.

   The company offers a food selection under the Wawa brand including deli products, wraps, breakfast sandwiches, bakery products, fresh produce, and dairy products, as well as beverages, coffee, and fuel services.


   Wawa was established in 1803 in New Jersey, as an iron foundry.

   In 1964, the company opened its first Wawa Food Market.

   Wawa’s namesake is a Native American word for the Canada Goose in flight, which is also incorporated into the company’s logo.


  • Pennsylvania;
  • New Jersey;
  • Delaware;
  • Maryland;
  • Virginia;
  • Washington, D.C.;
  • Florida.

   With more than 35,000 employees and more than 950 retail stores, Wawa, Inc. is considered one of the Largest Public Companies in the World, according to Forbes.

*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and www.wawa.com.

**Video published on YouTube by “Business Insider