Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

 Global Partners LP has signed an agreement to purchase the retail fuel and convenience-store assets of Consumers Petroleum of Connecticut Inc. The acquisition includes 27 company-operated gas stations with Wheels-branded c-stores in Connecticut.

 Jay Petroleum Inc. has purchased most of the assets of Ottawa Oil Co. Inc. The purchase includes 22 Party Mart convenience stores.

 Metro Inc. has named Pierre Boivin as Chairman of the board, succeeding Réal Raymond, who is retiring.

 Murphy USA Inc. has agreed to acquire QuickChek Corp.

 Offen Petroleum Inc. has acquired Ozark Mountain Energy, a motor fuel distributor.

 Parkland USA has purchased the assets of Story Distributing Co., operators of Casey’s Corner Convenience Stores. Parkland USA has also recently acquired Carter Oil Co.

 Publix Super Markets Inc. has opened a new store prototype in Tampa, FL, featuring a Publix Aprons Cooking School kiosk in the center store, self-checkouts, and a large focus on grab-and-go fresh foods.



 Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell Cost Plus World Market to a private equity firm. The agreement includes 243 stores. It is expected that Cost Plus will continue to operate as a stand-alone retail brand.

 Foot Locker Inc. has appointed Himanshu Parikh as Senior VP, CIO.

 Aura Hardwoods Lumber Co. Inc. has been acquired by Hardwoods Distribution Inc.

 Ikea North America announced that it would no longer offer its print catalog.

 La-Z-Boy Inc. announced the planned retirement of Stephen Krull, VP, General Counsel and Secretary, effective August 31, 2021.

 Lululemon Athletica Inc. announced it will begin selling footwear in early 2022.

 Saks Inc. announced Barneys New York will open two in-store boutique locations in the first quarter of 2021, in Saks Fifth Avenue’s stores in Manhattan, NY, and Greenwich, CT.

 Urban Outfitters, Inc. announced the promotion of Melanie Marein-Efron to CFO.

 Westlake Ace Hardware plans to open a new store in Chapel Hill, NC.



 BurgerFi has been purchased by Opes Acquisition Corp.

 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. announced that CFO Jill Golder will be retiring at the end of 2020. Doug Couvillion will serve as the interim CFO.

 Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc. has promoted Carissa De Santis to CIO.

 Golden Chick opened their 200th location in Allen, TX.

 Inspire Brands has officially completed the acquisition of Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc.

 Marco’s Pizza has signed a new franchise agreement in Texas that will bring 20 new stores to the state by 2025.

 Starbucks Corporation will raise their wages to $15 an hour by the 2023.