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Wawa plans to expand to Nashville

Wawa plans to expand into the fast-growing Nashville area in the next few years It comes after announcements of future expansion into the Florida Panhandle, south Alabama and North Carolina. Current plans are for Wawa to open its first Nashville store in 2025 with the potential for up to 40 stores in the market in the future. “With a commitment to...

Labor shortage explored at Friday breakfast event

Panelists agree that college has been overemphasized A breakfast discussion of workforce issues had a lively moment on Friday morning. The United Way of Delaware's Pancakes & Progress featured an exchange between panel members Delaware State Chamber of Commerce President Mike Quaranta and Delaware AFL-CIO President James Maravelias. Maravelias mentioned proposed legislation that would call for...

Bill that would ban cashless stores passes House

The Delaware House passed a measure Thursday to ban cashless stores by a 39-0 margin, with two absent. Sponsored by Rep. Franklin Cooke, House Bill 299 would prohibit the seller of consumer goods or services from refusing to accept cash payment at a retail store through an in-person transaction, except in limited circumstances. In addition, it would create graduated civil...

Pettinaro announces retail, service, and restaurant leases at Barley Mill

Pettinaro has listed leases on seven new retail tenants at its 56-acre, mixed-use development, known as Barley Mill near Greenville and west of Wilmington. A lease for Delaware's first Wegmans supermarket is drawing most of the attention, slated to open in the fall. Other leases - First Watch – A breakfast and lunch establishment with a location in the Christiana area...

Wegmans holding hiring event Monday as grocer prepares for fall opening in Barley Mill

Wegmans is holding a virtual hiring event on Monday in anticipation of a fall opening for its first Delaware store. The supermarket chain, based in Rochester, NY, has been hiring staff for the store, with some employees training at their location in Concordville, PA. The new store is at the intersection of Lancaster Pike and Barley Mill Road, a short distance...

Delaware gas prices drop again as crude oil stays above $100 a barrel

According to Friday figures from AAA, the price of gas continued to drop in Delaware. The average price of regular unleaded in Delaware fell to $4.06 a gallon in Delaware, down 21 cents from a week ago but up nearly a half dollar from a month ago prior to Russia invading Ukraine. DELAWARE AVERAGE GAS PRICES Time periodRegularMid-GradePremiumDieselCurrent Avg.$4.062$4.499$4.751$4.875Yesterday Avg.$4.129$4.559$4.809$4.916Week...

Wawa launches summer recruiting effort at beach-shore stores

Wawa, Inc., is looking for  1,000 new associates for beach-shore areas in its market area. More than 55 stores located in these areas are preparing for the summer season. Recruiting will continue through the summer season. This annual employment effort is focused primarily on filling the seasonal jobs needed to support summer store operations and bolster Wawa’s ranks of associates. “Summertime is...

M&T adds multicultural banking centers in Delaware

M&T Bank has  designated  eight bank branches in Delaware as multicultural banking centers and contributing $100,000 to a loan program and other resources intended to help Latino and Black small-businesses owners in Sussex County. The newly designated multicultural banking centers will offer banking and other financial services in customers’ preferred languages and employ bankers from the community who understand the...

Guest View: The case for Small Business Saturday

By John Fleming (Fleming is the Delaware District Director for the Small Business Administration) This year, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Small Business Saturday’s recognition by the U.S. Senate. The SBA co-sponsored “shop small” observance was launched by American Express to support small businesses as our economy emerged from the Great Recession. Over the course of the following years, Americans...

Kenny Family Shoprites mark 25th anniversary

Kenny Family ShopRite Stores of Delaware (Delaware Supermarkets Inc.) marked its 25th year in business with a Mural Ribbon-Cutting event earlier this month at their orignal  Stanton ShopRite.  The event featured a new mural by local Delaware artist Christian Kanienberg and his company Wish, which features a  Delaware farm scene. The mural is inspired by the state's farm community which has provided Kenny Family...

20+ Delaware companies make the Inc.5000 list

The list of Inc. 5000 companies has been released, with an e-commerce company based in Dover topping the list.   Eight of the 20-plus Delaware companies have appeared on the list before.   One company,  Newark-based Placers, appeared on early lists but was later sold. The son of the founder of Placers later renamed his employment services company Placers, with the new company...

Christiana Town Center Staples holds going out of business sale as Aldi waits in the wings

The Staples store at Christiana Town Center is holding a going out of business sale as a popular grocer waits in the wings. An Aldi grocery store is expected to take its place. (See earlier story below). Officials of the German-based company, which has its US headquarters in Illinois,  earlier confirmed the company would open a grocery store at the center. Aldi...

Ribbon cut on new apartment community in the DuPont Building

A ribbon-cutting this week marked the opening of 101 dupont place. Wilmington-based developer, The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. (BPG), BPGS Construction, and ResideBPG marked the opening of the project at 101 W 10th Street in the DuPont Building. 101 dupont place has 198 apartments on all 13 floors. Rental prices range from $1,220 for a one-bedroom to $3,700+ for a three-bedroom on...

Give the plastic bag bill a chance

Hello everyone, Delaware took a step in the right direction a couple of years ago in banning one-use plastic bags that made their way into roadsides, trees, and waterways. The law became effective on Jan. 1, but three Democratic legislators claim the measure is seriously flawed. In the current legislation, Delaware went along with the 2.5-mil. width used by California, a pioneer...

Milford’s Fur Baby celebrating 10th anniversary

A Milford "pet resort" business is celebrating the 10th anniversary at its newest location. According to a release, Fur Baby will mark the milestone on May 1. Sherry and Bryan Shupe own the business. Sherry launched the business with Bryan, later marrying Sherry and becoming a partner in the business. Fur Baby, which started out selling pet supplies,  moved four times over...