Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

 Aldi has added 30 jobs to their Ohio corporate office.

 Circle K will be installing more EV chargers at their locations in 2021 starting with Quebec and California.

 Food Lion has finished remodeling their supermarkets in Maryland and the company has added more than 1,100 store employees.

 Kwik Trip Inc. has rebranded the Stop-N-Go stores that they acquired earlier this month.

 Max Food Mart Inc has sold their assets to Classic Star Group LP.

 Thornton’s has partnered with the Louisville Urban League to open their first nonprofit community store in Louisville, KY.

 United Refining Co. has acquired Acorn Markets, Inc. and rebranded their existing locations into Kwik Fill.



 David’s Bridal has launched a new loyalty program that will reward customers with free gifts and trips.

 Dollar General will continue their store expansion in 2021 with 1,050 new stores, 1,750 remodeled stores, and 100 relocated stores.

 Do it Best Corp. has hired Russ Kathrein as Manager of Business Development.

 IKEA is discontinuing their famous home furnishing catalog. The company has seen digital sales skyrocket and has decided to shift their focus to the digital medium.

 JCPenney Company, Inc. has officially exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

 Lowe’s has launched a ‘Total Home’ strategy that will provide services and products that cover the entire home for amateurs and professionals alike.

 Tractor Supply Co. has named Noni Ellison as Senior VP, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. The company will also be building a new distribution center beginning in April 2021 in Navarre, Ohio.

 The Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Co. has named Robert Hudgins as VP of Finance.

 Westlake Ace has acquired 4 additional Q.P. Ace stores and will be converting them to Westlake locations while retaining the staff.



 Blaze Pizza has opened a new location in Temple, TX.

 Crave Hot Dogs & Barbecue has opened a new location in Canton, MI.

 Doctor’s Associates Inc. has named Paul Fabre as Senior VP of Innovation.

 DoorDash made their debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Dec 9.

 DQ Grill & Chill is opening a new location in Ardmore, OK.

 FOCUS Brands Inc. President and COO Kat Cole will be leaving the company at the end of the year.

 Paris Baguette USA Inc. has named Mark Mele as Chief Development Officer.

 Qdoba Mexican Eats has named Leviathan Winn as CFO.

 Quaker Steak & Lube has opened a new location in Salem, OH.

 Smoothie King plans to open 15 new stores in Chicago by the end of 2021.

 Straw Hat Pizza has opened a new location in Rocklin, CA.

 Teriyaki Madness LLC has opened a new location in Overland Park, KS.