Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

• Aldi Inc. will host a National Hiring Week from September 20 to 24, with plans to hire more than 20,000 new store and warehouse employees.

• Fareway Stores Inc. promoted Garrett S. Piklapp to President, and Michael J. McCormick to Chief Retail Officer.

• Giant Eagle Market Inc. has started allowing customers to use PayPal and Venmo to pay for orders in its stores.

• Wegmans Food Markets Inc. announced it has promoted Nicole Wegman to President of the Wegmans brand, a newly created position.



Free Trial• Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announced will be the retailer’s exclusive U.S. e-commerce partner, starting with women’s and kids’ products. In addition, Abercrombie in collaboration with Zappos is launching a footwear collection for women.

• Adidas is selling Reebok to Authentic Brands Group.

• Altar’d State said it plans to open its first standalone Arula store in October, with more locations to follow.

• Inc. is opening six new buildings in Florida, a robotics fulfillment center and five new delivery stations in 2022.

• Builders FirstSource, Inc. reported that it has acquired WTS Paradigm, LLC, a software solutions and services provider.

• Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. has redesigned its Golf Galaxy store in Framingham, MA, and will reopen it on August 28 under the new banner Golf Galaxy Performance Center.

• Frank and Oak announced it will open its first U.S. store in New York City this fall.

• Glossier Inc. recently opened a new store in Seattle, WA. The retailer plans to open a new location in Los Angeles, CA, in the fall.

• Hudson’s Bay Company reported it plans to separate its Hudson’s Bay stores and e-commerce business into two separate businesses. The stores will operate as Hudson’s Bay. The retailer’s e-commerce entity will operate as The Bay.

• Macy’s Inc. is partnering with Toys R Us to offer shop-in-shops inside more than 400 Macy’s store locations next year.

• The Neiman Marcus Group has appointed Renee Paradise as Senior VP of Digital Business and Customer Strategy.

• Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. recently introduced the myWalgreens Mastercard and MyWalgreens Credit Card.

• Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has opened three Village Medical primary care clinics at Walgreens locations in the Orlando, FL, area with plans to add seven more by the end of the year.

• Walmart Stores Inc. reported it has hired Matt Miner as Exec VP, Chief Ethics Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer.



• Another Broken Egg Café will be opening a new restaurant in Indianapolis, IN, next week.

• Captain D’s Seafood has opened a new location in Clarksdale, MS.

• Chipotle Mexican Grill is testing a new plant-based chorizo in Denver and Indianapolis.

• Freddy’s Frozen Custards & Steakburgers has moved co-founder Scott Redler to the position of Chief Experience officer.

• Greens Restaurant Group LLC has hired Wouleta Ayele as Chief Technology Officer.

• Jack in the Box has signed 16 new franchise development agreements and the company plans to build 64 new locations in Arizona, California, Idaho, Texas, and Utah.

• Marco’s Pizza has promoted Keith Sizemore to VP of Development.

• McDonald’s Corporation will be adding a glazed donut to their menu as a limited time offering.

• Potbelly Corporation has hired David Daniels as Chief Marketing Officer.

• Wingstop has promoted Stacy Peterson to Executive VP and Chief Digital and Technology Officer; Marisa Carona has been promoted to Senior VP and Chief Growth Officer; and Stevie Benjamin has been promoted to Senior VP of Digital Marketing.

• Twin Peaks Restaurant has continued their international expansion by opening a second location in Mexico City.

• Zaxby’s has jumped on the recent trend of signing college athletes by making University of Georgia’s J.T. Daniels their brand ambassador for the upcoming season.