Personnel Updates

• Casey’s General Stores Inc. (103) has announced Bill Walljasper, Senior VP and CFO, will retire later this year. The retailer also announced the appointment of Brad Haga as VP Merchandising.

• The Kroger Co. (257) announced Keith Dailey has been named Group VP of Corporate Affairs. He takes over from Jessica Adelman, who recently left the retailer to pursue other opportunities.

• United Natural Foods Inc. (32) announced John Howard has been appointed CFO. Eric Dorne has been appointed COO. Sean Griffin has announced his retirement effective July 31, 2020. Paul Green will take on a new role as President, Fresh.


Mergers and Acquisitions

• Smoker Friendly International LLC has acquired Tobacco Road Outlet’s 22 stores in North Carolina.


Industry Insight

• Ahold-Delhaize has revealed that it will close the Midwest division of its Peapod online grocery sales business.


Technology News

• Summerwood Partners LLC debuted its first self-checkout lane. The cashierless technology allows guests to pay for their purchases using a touchscreen kiosk at checkout.