ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Two leading convenience retailers have hit a major milestone.
QuikTrip has released its first-ever series of digital collectibles to commemorate the opening of its 1,000th store nationwide in Converse, Texas. The limited-edition NFT collectibles are being given away for free to loyal QT fans on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once they launch, fans can claim their very own QT digital collectible through OpenSea, the leading NFT marketplace.
“These 1,000 digital collectibles provide a unique way to celebrate this milestone with our employees and customers, who helped make this moment possible,” said Aisha Jefferson-Smith, QuikTrip’s corporate communications manager, in a press release. “Through the NFTs, we’ve found a way to recognize them while doing something special that we’ve never done before.”
Meanwhile, in New Jersey, Wawa, Inc., announced the grand opening of its 1,000th store, located in Oaklyn. Wawa distributed1,000 keepsake t-shirts for the first 1,000 customers.
“Since well before we opened our first store more than 59 years ago, Wawa has always been closely connected to the communities we serve—constantly ensuring we’re a good neighbor who provides much more than products and service. It’s so appropriate that we are reaching our 1,000th-store milestone in New Jersey, where we have such a deep history with our origins as a family business and roots dating back more than 200 years,” said Chris Gheysens, Wawa’s CEO, in a press release. “As we mark our sustained growth, we want to thank all our amazing customers and associates for getting us to where we are today. None of this would be possible without you. Here’s to 1,000 and beyond!”
During the grand opening festivities, Wawa will present $1 million in gift cards to Wawa’s national and local partners:
- American Red Cross
- Check Out Hunger
- Children’s Miracle Network
- Special Olympics
- Meals on Wheels
- Eagles Autism Foundation
QuikTrip and Wawa join a select group of c-stores with more than 1,000 locations. Read “The Top 100” from the March 2023 issue of NACS Magazine to learn more.