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Florida set to replace New Jersey as Wawa’s largest state

Convenience store chain Wawa Inc., headquartered in Pennsylvania, is something of an icon to Philadelphia-area residents. Its largest state by number of stores is close to home, in neighboring New Jersey. That’s about to change.

The company now says its direction of growth will be southerly, with Florida set to open new stores and surpass both New Jersey and Pennsylvania by the end of 2021, becoming its largest state for convenience store locations. Right now, the company operates 840 stores in six states and Washington, D.C. The stated plan represents a torrid rate of new store openings in Florida: Today, there are 251 stores in New Jersey, 236 in Pennsylvania and 167 in Florida.

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