Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

• 7-Eleven Inc. announced its plan to install direct current fast charging stations, with a goal of building at least 500 of the stations at 250 select U.S. and Canada stores by the end of 2022.

• Alta Convenience has acquired Red Horse Oil Co. Inc.’s five Get ‘N Go Stores.

• Core-Mark Holding Company Inc. has hired Phil Miller as Senior VP of the East Region.

• GPM Investments LLC has signed an extended 32-month master supply agreement with Core-Mark Holding Company Inc. and increased its number of stores served by over 20%.

• RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. plans to hire 6,000 part time and full time workers by the end of summer 2021.

• Save A Lot Foods has sold 5 stores in the Washington, DC area to AQS Foods LLC, which will remodel the stores within the next year.

• SpartanNash Company has appointed Douglas Hacker as Chairman. He takes over from Dennis Eidson, who retired.

• The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it plans to fill more than 1,000 part time jobs across the metropolitan New York area. The positions include in-store jobs in New York City, New York’s Long Island and New Jersey as well as e-commerce jobs on Long Island.



• Big Lots Stores Inc. expects to open from 50 to 60 new stores in 2021, while also closing 30 to 40 underperforming store locations.

• The Container Store Inc. has named Dhritiman Saha as CIO. Michelle Gill was named VP of Merchandising. LaTisha Brandon will fill a new role of Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Ivet Taneva was named Senior Director. Robert Higgins joined the team as the new VP of Real Estate.

• Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. has opened a second Dick’s House of Sport location in Knoxville, TN. In addition, the company will open two newly redesigned Golf Galaxy locations, a relocated Dick’s Sporting Goods store and more in-store soccer shops in June.

• PVH Corp. announced Mike Shaffer, COO and CFO, will be leaving the company in September. Cheryl Abel-Hodges will be stepping down as CEO of Calvin Klein effective July 1.

• Randall Brothers Inc. reported that it has plans for a new headquarters and Atlanta branch location.

• Warby Parker announced it plans to open 35 new stores this year.

• Wilson Sporting Goods will open its first retail locations later this year in key markets that include Chicago, IL, and New York, NY.



• Another Broken Egg Café will be opening a new location in Williamsburg, VA.

• Blaze Pizza has hired Johnny Jones as Senior VP of Development.

• BJ’s Restaurant has opened a new restaurant in Lansing, MI.

• Chili’s Grill & Bar has entered the traditionally fast food chicken sandwich wars by launching their own limited time chicken sandwich at all locations.

• Delight Restaurant Group has purchased 44 restaurants from The Wendy’s Company. Delight plans to remodel some of the locations and open new ones as well.

Elon Musk has filed three patents that indicate the billionaire is planning to expand Tesla into the restaurant industry.

• Fox Restaurant Concepts and owner Sam Fox have entered into a partnership with The Global Ambassador in Phoenix, AZ, to enter the luxury hotel business.

• Greens Restaurant Group LLC announced their support for their new investor and brand ambassador Naomi Osaka after she withdrew from the French Open tennis tournament due to mental health concerns.

• Ike’s Love & Sandwiches has opened three new locations Southern California locations in Culver City, El Segundo, and Del Mar.

• Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has gone public with their IPO and will be trading on the NASDAQ with the ticker symbol DNUT.

• Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Inc. is planning to expand into Miami in 2022.

• McDonald’s Corporation is testing out automated drive thru technology in 10 restaurants in Chicago. The company claims that the technology is able to process 80% of orders and boasts 85% accuracy on those orders. The company also has future plans to automate elements of the kitchen.

• Mountain Mike’s Pizza has opened a new location Millbrae, CA, and a new location in Reno, NV.

• Potbelly Corporation has hired Larry Strain to become Chief Development Officer.