Wawa Expanding to Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky


WAWA, PA — Wawa this week officially announced plans to launch its first stores in the states of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. These states are part of Wawa’s long-term expansion plan to fuel future store growth in adjacent and new markets, bringing its unique offer and experience to more communities than ever before.

“At Wawa, growth means strengthening our existing markets as well as expanding to both adjacent and new markets so we can reach new friends and neighbors and welcome them as part of our extended family,” said Chris Gheysens, Wawa’s President and CEO. “These markets are the perfect places for Wawa to expand based on their strong business communities, their family-like atmosphere, and the confidence that our unique offer and amazing associates will be welcomed by these communities. We look forward to bringing our freshly prepared food, specialty beverages, fuel, and convenience services to these new areas all while creating new jobs and meaningful community support.”

Wawa’s new market expansion includes plans to open stores in the states of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, as well as the previously announced state of Tennessee. These market launches will take place sometime after 2025 with estimated timeframes and ranges for number of stores by state to be announced in 2023.

“We have received thousands of requests over the years to spread our wings further west! We couldn’t be more excited to announce our growth plans in these markets as we will soon serve more people in new communities with our unique brand and offer,” said John Poplawski, Vice President of Real Estate for Wawa. “We can’t wait to reconnect with those that know us from existing markets and meet new friends and neighbors come 2025 and beyond!”

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In addition to the new markets of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and the previously announced market of Tennessee, Wawa stated that it continues to open stores throughout its current markets. Wawa also recently announced expansion plans for adjacent markets in the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia, with the first stores projected to open in those markets in 2024. Wawa is currently accepting site suggestions from real estate representatives for all locations, including adjacent and new market areas.

For more information, visit Wawa’s dedicated market expansion page.

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