Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

• Ahold-Delhaize announced that it is appointing Natalia Wallenberg as Chief Human Resources Officer.

• Casey’s General Stores Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire 40 Pilot convenience stores in Kentucky and Tennessee from Pilot Flying J.

• Citarella reported it has named Rich Durante as CEO of the company.



Free Trial• Claire’s Holdings LLC will soon roll out Cdrop, a subscription program with curated assortments of accessories and jewelry.

• Dollar General Corp. reported it is planning to open its first store in the state of Idaho, by spring 2022.

• Genoa Healthcare recently opened its 600th pharmacy location.

• JCPenney Company, Inc. announced the launch of Juicy by Juicy Couture, a new brand expansion from Juicy Couture. The new collection is now available in 500 JCPenney stores and online.

• Target Corporation announced it plans to hire about 100,000 seasonal employees for the upcoming holiday season.

• ThredUp Inc. and J. Crew Group Inc. have partnered to open a store that only sells previously owned Madewell items.

• The TJX Companies Inc. recently launched its first-ever HomeGoods e-commerce website. The retailer will continue to expand its online store, beginning with a collection of gifts and themed decor in time for the holiday season.

• US LBM Holdings, LLC announced Don Riley has joined the company as Exec VP and COO. Manish Shanbhag has joined as Exec VP and General Counsel. Pat Managan has been promoted to Senior VP Supply Chain.

• Walmart Stores Inc. announced it is planning to hire about 150,000 new U.S. store employees, in preparation for the upcoming holiday season.



• Brinker International Inc. has released their first diversity and sustainability report. In it the company says that they have increased diverse representation at the restaurant operations level by 35% and they have raised average hourly pay to $16.95

• Caribou Coffee has launched a subscription plan that will deliver coffee to customers’ doors.

• Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has continued their international expansion by opening a new location in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

• Fatburger has opened a new location in Arlington, TX.

• Fazoli’s has opened a new location in Warrensburg, MO.

• Freddy’s Frozen Custards & Steakburgers has hired Laura Rueckel as Chief Marketing Officer and Erin Walter as VP of Brand Marketing.

• Marco’s Pizza will be opening 15 new franchised restaurants in Tampa, FL by 2025.

• McDonald’s Corporation is bringing back their famous LTO McRib sandwich. This marks the 40th year since the item debuted.

• MooYah Burgers & Fries is planning to bring 15 new franchised locations to West Palm Beach, FL over the next 10 years.

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

• On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina has opened a new location in McAllen, TX.

• Papa John’s Pizza will be opening 100 new franchised stores in Texas by 2029.

• PDQ will be opening an international location in Kazakhstan in November.

• Pizza Guys has opened a new location in San Carlos, CA.

• Shipley Do-Nuts will be opening 20 new locations in Tampa, FL and West Texas as part of a new franchise agreement.