Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

 Aldi Inc. plans to open 100 new stores this year, with a focus on Arizona, California, Florida and the Northeast region. The grocer plans to open its 26th regional headquarters, as well as extend curbside pickup to 500 more stores.

 Golub Corporation and Tops Markets LLC plan to merge, creating a supermarket retailer with nearly 300 stores in six states. Both companies will retain their main offices and continue to be managed locally by their respective leaders.

 Publix Super Markets Inc. recently opened a new GreenWise Market store in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The grocer said it plans to open two more GreenWise stores in Tampa and St. Augustine, FL, this year.

 United Supermarkets LLC announced that CEO Robert Taylor plans to retire on March 1, at which time he will be succeeded by the company President Sidney Hopper.



 BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. recently opened two new locations in Long Island City and Newburgh, NY.

 Kohl’s Corporation announced it will partner with Eddie Bauer to offer its entire line of merchandise to Kohl’s customers in 500 stores and online in fall 2021.

 Golf & Tennis Pro Shop Inc. plans to open at least six new PGA Tour Superstore locations in 2021.

 PVH Corp. announced that Trish Donnelly will join the company as CEO of PVH Americas.

 R.P. Lumber Co. Inc. announced  it has acquired Dick-N-Sons Lumber Inc., headquarted in Blue Grass, IA.



 Another Broken Egg Café has opened a new location in Bossier City, LA.

 Bloomin’ Brands Inc. has opened a new 2-story version of their Aussie Grill that features grab-n-go service.

 Clean Juice has launched a new subscription plan that will allow customers to choose various cleansing programs and include the appropriate cold-pressed juices.

 Dave’s Hot Chicken has signed a franchise agreement to open 20 new locations in Central California through a partnership with DAMM Fine Chicken.

 Farmer Bros. Co. has opened a new distribution center in Rialto, CA. The new center is part of the company’s plan to restructure their supply chain.

 JINYA Holdings, Inc. has hired Mike LaRue as VP of Franchise Sales.

 MooYah Burgers & Fries has opened a new location in Upland, CA.

 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. has launched a new fish sandwich called the Cajun Flounder Sandwich. The company also announced that the new sandwich can be purchased alongside sandwich insurance that will offer customers a replacement chicken sandwich.

 Simply Southern Restaurant Group LLC will be moving to a new headquarters in Atlanta during the next few months.

 Slim Chickens has opened a new location in Lynn Haven, FL.

 Tropical Smoothie Café has promoted Cheryl Fletcher to Chief Development Officer. She will also continue in her role as franchise developer.