Rutter’s Expanding to Virginia

Sheetz also enters new markets and Weigel’s is building a new manufacturing facility.

July 10, 2024

Rutter’s plans to open its first store in Virginia in 2025, according to The Burn, a local Virginia news site. In addition to its usual offerings, this location will have a beer cave and large wine selection.

The store will be located in Winchester just off of Interstate 81. Rutter’s currently has more than 80 stores across Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

In 2023, Rutter’s announced plans to open 50 new stores across Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia and said it would invest $150 million in capital expenditures this year to remodel stores and add alcohol sales and video gaming terminals at some locations.

Sheetz is also entering new markets in Wilmington, North Carolina, and Bowie, Maryland.

The Wilmington store opened yesterday with a grand opening party and free self-serve coffee and soda for customers. Star News Online reported that the retailer handed out prizes throughout the day, including a grand prize of free Sheetz for a year in the form of a $2,500 Sheetz gift card.

In honor of the opening, Sheetz will donate $2,500 to Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, and encouraged attendees to donate a non-perishable food item to the nonprofit, with Sheetz branded item giveaways for participation. Sheetz will also be donating $2,500 to the Special Olympics of North Carolina.

Sheetz is also opening its first store in Prince George’s County, Maryland on July 11, according to local WTOP News, with similar grand opening party plans, free coffee and soda for customers, and a prize of free Sheetz for a year in the form of a $2,500 Sheetz gift card.

Sheetz will also make two donations as part of the Bowie opening: $2,500 to the Capital Area Food Bank and $2,500 to the Special Olympics of Maryland.

Weigel’s is currently building its first food commissary in Loudon, Tennessee, and its largest food manufacturing facility to date. You can see a video of the retailer’s construction progress on LinkedIn.