The Wills Group, parent company of Dash In, announced today that it was ranked #14 on the 2023 Fortune Best Workplaces in Retail™ List by Great Place To Work® and Fortune magazine. This is the first time the Wills Group and Dash In were selected for the best retail workplace category, with the companies appearing at number 14 on the list. The Best Workplaces in Retail award is based on analysis of survey responses from over 133,000 employees from Great Place To Work Certified™ companies in the retail industry.
The Best Workplaces in Retail list is highly competitive. Great Place To Work®, the global authority on workplace culture, determines its lists using its proprietary For All™ Methodology to evaluate and certify thousands of organizations in America’s largest ongoing annual workforce study, based on over 1.3 million survey responses and data from companies representing more than 7.5 million employees this year alone.
“We are honored to be recognized by Great Place to Work® and Fortune on the 2023 Fortune Best Workplaces in Retail™ List,” said Blackie Wills, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Wills Group. “Today’s announcement is a result of the collective commitment across the Wills Group and Dash In to continue to invest in and support the most important asset in any retail organization – our people.”
The Wills Group first earned the Great Place to Work® certification in 2022 and 2023 as one of the nation’s top employers. In 2023, 87 percent of employees agreed that the Wills Group and Dash In have special and unique benefits, with 89 percent agreeing that they were made to feel welcome upon joining the company, and 87 percent noted feeling good about how the organization contributes to the community through its Community Engagement initiatives.
“Congratulations to the Wills Group and Dash In for being recognized as a Best Workplace in Retail,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place To Work. “Companies such as the Wills Group and Dash In understand that a company’s commitment to supporting team members determines the employee experience. By putting people first, the Wills Group and Dash In are reaping the rewards: higher levels of performance, innovation, and customer experience.”
Survey responses reflect a comprehensive picture of the workplace experience. Honorees were selected based on their ability to offer positive outcomes for employees regardless of job role, race, gender, sexual orientation, work status, or other demographic identifiers.
To learn more about what it’s like to work at Wills Group and Dash In, visit www.willsgroup.com/careers.
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About Wills Group, Inc.
Headquartered in La Plata, Maryland, the Wills Group is Great Place to Work Certified™ and has nearly 300 retail locations across the Mid-Atlantic region, including Dash In, Splash In ECO Car Wash, and SMO Motor Fuels. A family-owned company since 1926 with expertise in convenience retailing, fuels marketing, and commercial real estate, the Wills Group prides itself on keeping customers,’ employees,’ and communities’ Lives in Motion. For more information about the Wills Group, visit www.willsgroup.com.
About Dash In
Dash In, a Wills Group company, was born out of a desire to fuel the journeys of our neighbors through good food, warm smiles and giving back to local communities. With over 55 locations throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware, Dash In is on a mission to transform everyday errands to be more delicious, more delightful, and more rewarding. Learn more at www.dashin.com.
About Great Place To Work
As the global authority on workplace culture, Great Place To Work brings 30 years of groundbreaking research and data to help every place become a great place to work for all. Its proprietary platform and For All™ Model helps companies evaluate the experience of every employee, with exemplary workplaces becoming Great Place To Work Certified or receiving recognition on a coveted Best Workplaces™ List.
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