YORK, Pa.—Rutter’s has announced it’s opening 50 new stores across Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, reports PennLive. This expansion marks the first time the York, Pennsylvania-based c-store will enter the states of Delaware and Virginia.
The company is also investing $150 million in capital expenditures this year to remodel stores and add alcohol sales and video gaming terminals at some locations.
“Thanks to our foodservice innovation, focus on industry-leading wages, large breadth of offerings and best-in-class customer experience, we find that our locations are the customer favorite in new and existing markets,” said Scott Hartman, Rutter’s president and CEO, in a statement.
Within Pennsylvania, Rutter’s will add locations outside of its core market of central Pennsylvania, with plans to build stores from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia and north of Altoona. The stores, ranging in size from 10,000 to 12,000 square feet, will include large walk-in beer caves, expansive wine offerings, dine-in seating and Rutter’s 24-hour-a-day foodservice and beverage offerings.
Rutter’s currently has 84 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. In November, Rutter’s announced an increase to its starting wage, with pay beginning at $17.50 per hour. This was the company’s second increase of the year and seventh in three years.
Since December 2019, Rutter’s has raised wages by more than 70%. Rutter’s team members and field employees will receive the latest wage boost, with full-time team members earning over $36,400 per year. Rutter’s was named one of Forbes Top Mid-Size Employers for 2021.