Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

Free Trial• Ahold-Delhaize has appointed Dave Bass to lead online grocer FreshDirect as Managing Director.

• Hy-Vee Inc. announced Jason Farver has joined the company as President of Perishable Distributors of Iowa, a fresh and frozen food distribution subsidiary.

• Mercury Fuel Service Inc. has exited the convenience store industry with the sale of its remaining stores to Sam’s Food Stores.

• Publix Super Markets Inc. announced that John Goff has been appointed to the role of Senior VP of Retail Operations, effective Jan. 1, 2022.

• Rite Aid Corporation reported it is moving its corporate headquarters to Philadelphia, PA. The new headquarters is projected to open in the first half of 2022.

• Trader Joe’s Co. recently opened new store locations in Halfmoon, NY, Morrisville, NC, and Colorado Springs, CO.

• United Natural Foods Inc. announced the promotion of Steve Dietz to the newly created role of Chief Customer Officer, effective October 1.

• Wegmans Food Markets Inc. has announced it will open three new stores in 2022 in Alexandria, VA, Washington, DC, and Wilmington, DE.



• ABC Carpet & Home has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with plans to sell itself.

• Carr Hardware & Supply Co. Inc. reported it is acquiring Lee Hardware True Value.

• Do it Best Corp. announced the promotions of John Branigan to National Retail Performance Manager, Justin Hanford to DMM, and Jennifer Pettibone as a Category Manager.

• Floor & Decor Outlets of America has recently opened its 150th location. The new 80,000 sq. ft. store is in South Austin, TX. The retailer plans to open a 79,000 sq. ft. store in Bohemia, NY, and another 79,000 sq. ft. location in Naples, FL, this week.

• Jil Sander America reported that Ubaldo Minelli has been appointed as CEO.

• Kohl’s Corporation announced it will host two national hiring events, September 16 to 18 and October 21 to 23, during which it plans to hire 90,000 new employees.

• LL Flooring announced that it has opened six new locations, including three showroom-only concept stores, in FL, MA, TN, TX, and VA.

• Party City Holdco Inc. reported it is looking to hire approximately 17,000 seasonal workers in preparation for the Halloween season.

• Tailored Brands, Inc. announced Scott Vifquain as its Exec VP and Chief Technology Officer.

• Hot Topic Inc. announced it plans to open about 25 Torrid stores annually going forward.

• Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has opened 18 Village Medical at Walgreens locations in Arizona, with plans for four more locations open by the end of the year.

• Walmart Stores Inc. reported it has teamed up with Ford Motor Company and Argo AI to launch an autonomous vehicle delivery service in Miami, FL, Austin, TX, and Washington, DC.



• Coolgreens is planning to open two new locations in Florida later this year.

• Del Taco has launched a new loyalty rewards program called “Del Yeah Rewards”.

• Dog Haus International LLC has signed a franchise agreement to open two new Michigan locations in 2022.

• Dutch Bros. Coffee has raised $484 million for their IPO.

• Fazoli’s has opened a new location in Zanesville, OH.

• JINYA Holdings, Inc. has launched new menu items that are made with Impossible Meat.

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

• Tropical Smoothie Café has promoted Richard Key as Chief Operations Officer. The company has also partnered with Flybuy to help streamline their off premise delivery orders.

• Twin Peaks Restaurant has opened a new location in Burleson, TX.

• Walk-On’s Enterprises has signed a franchise agreement to bring locations to Kansas in 2022. The company also signed another agreement to open a Georgia location sometime next year.