Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

• Buc-ee’s Ltd. announced it will open its first store location in Tennessee in 2022.

• Festival Foods announced Leslie Atkinson has joined the company as VP of Marketing.



Free Trial• ABC Supply Co. Inc. reported that it has acquired Exterior Supply with two locations in Kentucky.

• Inc. announced it will open a new 820,000 sq. ft. operations facility in Baton Rouge, LA.

• American Construction Source announced it has acquired Tanco Lumber which operates two locations in Missouri.

• Batteries Plus Bulbs is planning to open eight new stores to the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina over the next three years.

• CVS Health announced Senior VP of Merchandising, George Coleman, is leaving the company.

• Floor & Decor Outlets of America is opening a new 78,000 sq. ft. store in West Des Moines, IA. This marks the retailer’s first store in Iowa.

• Friedman’s Home Improvement has named Jeff Schryver as CFO.

• LL Flooring is opening stores in two new states this month. The retailer is opening new stores in Beckley, WV, and Hattiesburg, MS, on June 28.

• Neiman Marcus Group has appointed Lisa Aiken as its first Fashion and Lifestyle Director.

• Spahn & Rose Lumber Co. reported that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Metro Building Products, based in Marietta, GA.

• Staples Inc. said that J. Alexander Douglas will resign as CEO.

• Stine Lumber Co. announced Wendy Stine has been promoted to President.

• Tractor Supply Co. has begun construction on a new distribution center in Navarre, OH.

• Warby Parker has filed for an initial public offering.

• Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. announced that Brendan Hoffman, President, will also become CEO at the end of the year.



• Crave Hot Dogs & Barbecue has opened a new location in Wilmington, NC. The company also announced that their location in Yukon, OK, will become the first ever self-serve beer location in the state.

• Dog Hauls International LLC has opened a new location in Mohegan Lake, NY.

• Jeremiah’s Italian Ice has opened two new locations in Boca Raton and Bradenton, FL.

• Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is looking to raise $600 million through their IPO that will happen later this year with a potential $4 billion valuation.

• Krystal has hired Alice Crowder as Chief Marketing Officer.

• Little Caesar Enterprises Inc. is planning to develop 25 new locations in Charlotte, NC, by 2024.

• McDonald’s Corporation will expand their MyMcDonald’s Rewards program nationally on July 8 after testing the program since last year.

• Mountain Mike’s Pizza has opened a new location in Burlington, CA.

• On The Border LLC has signed a franchise agreement to expand into Anchorage, AK, and McAllen, TX.

• Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza have unveiled a new logo and store design.

• Slim Chickens will be bringing 23 new units to Tampa, FL, starting next year through a new franchise agreement.

• Subway is defending the position that their tuna is 100% real. The company came under fire when a New York Times article published lab tests that could find no tuna DNA in the sandwiches.

• Taco Bell is testing a plant based chicken shell for their Naked Chicken Chalupa menu item.

• The Habit Burger Grill has opened a new location in Tempe, AZ.

• Wing Zone has hired Derek Roback as VP of Operations and Dean Sasso as Director of Marketing.

• Winger’s has promoted COO Brandon Howard to the role of President.

• Wingstop has launched the virtual brand Thighstop in order to offset the unpredictable price of wings.