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The Wawa Way by Bob Andelman, Howard Stoeckel

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Afterword

by Richard D Wood Jr., Chairman

Howard Stoeckel asked me to write an afterword, what he refers to as “the last word” in his book, The Wawa Way. I hold Howard in such high esteem that I was touched and honored to be given this opportunity, which I admittedly approached with a sense of trepidation. However, I agreed to give it a try, so the next few pages will offer my reflections on a life spent in and around this remarkable company.

There is a saying in baseball that coaches usually get too much credit when the team is winning and too much blame when it is losing. Wawa has been winning ever since Grahame Wood opened our first store in Folsom, Pennsylvania, on April 16, 1964. In these pages, Howard has given me far too much credit for ...

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