Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

Free Trial• Brad Hall & Associates has completed the acquisition of Classic Star Group LP and Ziptron Energy.

• The Kroger Co. announced it plans to hire 20,000 associates in virtual and on-site interviews across on October 13.

• Publix Super Markets Inc. plans to hire about 30,000 new employees across its seven-state Southeastern market area by the end of this year.

• Raley’s Family of Fine Stores has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bashas’ Inc. Bashas’ will continue to operate its existing trade names and will maintain its corporate headquarters.

• Whole Foods Market Inc. announced John Mackey, CEO of the company, will retire in September 2022. He will be replaced by Jason Buechel.



• ABC Supply Co. Inc. reported Jeff Leyden has been promoted to VP of Residential New Construction Sales.

• Arhaus LLC is preparing to go public and has filed for an initial public offering.

• Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. recently opened two new branches in Houston, TX, and North Port, FL.

• Bi-Mart Corp. is selling its pharmacy business, including patient files and pharmacy inventory, from 56 stores in Oregon, Idaho and Washington to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

• announced it has appointed Mark Eamer as Chief Marketing Officer.

• Claire’s Holdings LLC has filed for in an initial public offering.

• Do it Best Corp. announced the promotion of Chase Williamson to Territory Sales Manager.

• Dollar Tree Stores Inc. reported that it will begin selling items at $1.25 and $1.50 at some locations. It will also add $3 and $5 items to some stores.

• The Home Depot Inc. is partnering with Walmart Stores Inc. on its GoLocal service as the first retailer to provide its customers with another option for same-day or next-day delivery on a variety of home improvement products.

• Kinney Drugs has named John Marraffa as its new President.

• Nation’s Best Holdings LLC announced the acquisitions of Ron’s Lumber & Home Center in Howe, OK, and Gilmer Lumber Co. Inc. in Gilmer, TX.

• Rent the Runway announced it has filed for an initial public offering.

• Ross Stores Inc. announced it has promoted Adam Orvos to CFO.

• Target Corporation announced that it will be adding 30,000 new roles across its supply chain facilities nationwide.

• US LBM Holdings, LLC announced it has acquired Oldham Lumber Co.

• Walmart Stores Inc. announced it has promoted Chris Nicholas to COO, and hired Seth Dallaire as Chief Revenue Officer.

• Warrenton Oil Co. has agreed to acquire Abel Oil Co.



• Aloha Poke has opened a new location in Houston, TX.

• California Pizza Kitchen has completed their debt refinancing and they are now looking to expand their physical footprint.

• Crave Hot Dogs & Barbecue will be opening a new location in Jacksonville, FL.

• First Watch raised $170 million during their IPO.

• Ike’s Love & Sandwiches has hired Irene Chao as Director of Digital Marketing.

• Lou Malnatis Pizzeria has been purchased by investment firm Meritage Group.

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

• Pizza Hut has promoted David Graves to President of U.S. operations effective Jan 1st. Interim President Kevin Hochman will return to his role at KFC.

• Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is planning to hire 10,000 new employees over the next 50 days and they are sending 50% of their corporate team to work in their restaurants and recruit.

• Twin Peaks Restaurant has opened a new location in Fargo, ND.