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The Wawa Way by Bob Andelman, Howard Stoeckel

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In 1842, George Wood...

In 1842, George Wood was born, and in 1902, he opened the Wawa Dairy Farms.

 

CHAPTER 2

Birth of a Family Business

                   And in flocks the wild-goose, Wawa,

                   Flying to the fen-lands northward.

                   —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Song of Hiawatha”

As you can imagine, a business that is unique—and uniquely successful—generally has a unique story behind it. And that’s certainly the case with Wawa. It would take far more than one book to spell out everything that has happened since the Richard Wood family first moved to Philadelphia in 1682, the moment that set in motion a family business that has evolved ...

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