PHILADELPHIA — Wawa Inc. is partnering with JUST water to bring the spring water in a paper-based bottle to its convenience stores.
The two companies launched their partnership at the eighth annual Operation Brotherly Love event in Philadelphia on Dec. 18. The holiday carnival-themed charity event was held at Temple University and provided entertainment, personalized gifts and warm winter coats for 2,000 local children.
"Giving back to our local communities is an important part of JUST's mission, and we were honored to join Wawa and other Philadelphia leaders at Operation Brotherly Love," said Grace Jeon, JUST CEO. "Yes, business brought us together originally, but being at this celebration reminds us all that ultimately, what we all do is about serving our communities."
Wawa has a longstanding commitment to giving back to the communities in which it does business. Wawa and The Wawa Foundation are committing to building stronger communities by supporting national and local nonprofits focused on "health, hunger and everyday heroes."
"Wawa's 'good neighbor' philosophy aligns with JUST's values, and we are looking forward to an enduring, thriving relationship," Jeon added.
Glens Falls, N.Y.-based JUST water is 100-percent spring water, responsibly sourced, produced and packaged for improved environmental and social impact. The JUST water bottle is made from 82-percent renewable resources.
With the addition of Wawa, JUST is now available at more than 18,000 retail locations across the United States and Canada. It is also available at Whole Foods Market, Kroger, Albertsons/Safeway, Sprouts, Hannafords, Stop and Shop, Loblaws, and Sobeys.
Pennsylvania-based Wawa operates more than 730 convenience stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida.