Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

Free Trial• Ahold-Delhaize has opened a new 1 million sq. ft. distribution center in Manchester, CT, to serve its Stop & Shop chain.

• Cardenas Markets LLC has promoted Arnold Perez to VP of Information Technology.

• Southeastern Grocers reported it plans to open two new Fresco y Más stores in Deltona and Tampa, FL, in early November.

• Yesway Inc. has filed a statement with the SEC for a proposed initial public offering.



• Chico’s FAS Inc. has named Patrick J. Guido as CFO. David Oliver, who served as Interim CFO, has been reappointed to his prior role of Senior VP Finance, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.

• CVS Health reported it will hold an all-virtual one-day national hiring event on September 24 as it looks to fill 25,000 clinical and retail positions.

• Floor & Decor Outlets of America recently opened a new location in Waltham, MA, it’s third in the state.

• Foot Locker Inc. has completed its acquisition of WSS. The retailer appointed Anthony Aversa as COO of WSS.

• L&W Supply announced that it has promoted Curt Jenkins to Central Region VP.

• Mattress Firm Inc. has filed a registration statement with the SEC for a potential initial public offering.

• Macy’s, Inc. announced plans to hire approximately 76,000 new employees, including approximately 48,000 for the holiday season.

• PetSmart Inc. is launching The Pharmacy at PetSmart. Customers with a prescription from their veterinarian can now place orders on, and medications are shipped directly to them.

• Sears Holdings Corporation announced it will close its last store in Illinois on November 14. The retailer plans to close a total of seven Sears and two Kmart stores by mid-November.



• BBQ Holdings Inc. has hired Manny Packing as VP of Franchise Sales and Real Estate.

• Chick-fil-A CEO Dan T. Cathy will step down on November 1st and he will be replaced by his son Andrew T. Cathy. Dan Cathy will remain as Chairman.

• Crave Hot Dogs & Barbecue has opened a new location in Charleston, SC.

• Dave & Buster’s Inc. CEO Brain Jenkins will step down from the role and take on an advisory role through November. Kevin M. Sheehan has been named as Interim CEO until a permanent replacement can be found.

• Dave’s Hot Chicken is opening three new locations this week with two being in California and the other in Texas.

• Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has opened their second location in Tokyo, Japan.

• Greek From Greece – GFG Bakery has opened a new location in New York, NY.

• KFC has announced that global CEO Tony Lowings will retire on Jan 1st and Sabir Sami will take over the position. Dyke Shipp will also be promoted to President at that time.

• Krystal will be opening a new location in Dublin, GA. in October.

• Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs is partnering with a diner in France in order to offer their menu items to the country.

• Restaurant Brands International has updated the targets on their green initiatives and now the company aims to cut greenhouse gasses by 50% by 2030 and to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

• Stoner’s Pizza Joint has hired William Carlisi as VP of Franchise Sales and Purchasing.

• Walk-On’s Enterprises has opened a new location in Ridgeland, MS.