Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

Free Trial• Fresh Thyme Market announced it will open a new concept store in November in St. Louis, MO. The 27,000 sq. ft. location will focus on the community and local products.

• Mountain Express Oil has acquired Brothers Food Mart, which has 50 convenience store locations.

• Publix Super Markets Inc. recently added drug disposal kiosks at over 170 pharmacies in five states.

• Royal Farms announced it is in the process of introducing self-checkout technology in all its convenience stores.

• Shell Oil Co. has signed an agreement to acquire 248 company owned convenience stores from Landmark Industries Ltd., whose convenience stores operate in Texas under the Timewise brand.

• Sobeys Inc. has promoted Matt Reindel to CFO, taking over from Michael Vels, who has shifted to the post of Chief Development Officer.

• Wegmans Food Markets Inc. reported it plans to open three new smaller-format store locations in 2022 in DC, DE, and VA. The grocer also plans to open a similar location in Manhattan, NY, in 2023.



• BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. announced it has named Rachel Vegas as Exec VP and Chief Merchandising Officer.

• BlueLinx Holdings Corporation has appointed Ryan Taylor as VP of Investor Relations.

• Forever 21 Inc. reported that Daniel Kulle has resigned as CEO of the company.

• Genesco Inc. has named Thomas A. George as its Senior VP Finance and CFO.

• The Home Depot Inc. announced John Deaton has been promoted to Exec VP of Supply Chain and Product Development.

• Ikea North America reported it is opening new smaller format stores. The retailer plans to open two “planning studios” in the Los Angeles area in 2022, including an 8,000 sq. ft. location at Long Beach Towne Center. The second location will be announced soon.

• JCPenney Company, Inc. has launched JCPenney Beauty at 10 locations. These store-in-store concepts serve as a preview of what will be a nationwide rollout to be completed by 2023.

• JCPenney Company, Inc. reported it has appointed Marc Rosen as CEO, effective November 1.

• McCoy’s Building Supply has promoted Cheryl Keene to Director of Accounting.

• Target Corporation announced it will open a new 32,000 sq. ft. store location in Detroit, MI.

• Vuori announced it will open more than 100 new store locations in the United States over the next five years.



• A&W All American Food has opened a new location in Hot Springs, AR. The company is also launching the 3/9 pound burger promotion while poking fun at their famous 1/3 pound burger ad campaign from the 1980’s.

• Burger King is cutting back on paper coupons and will instead turn their attention to digital promotions.

• Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has introduced full bar service to their menu at new locations with options for existing owners to add the service.

• Greens Restaurant Group LLC is planning to go public.

• Logan’s Roadhouse will open a location in Abilene, TX.

• McDonald’s is launching a McRib NFT.

• Noodles & Company is facing construction delays that have reduced their projected openings to 7 to 9 new restaurants for 2021. The original projection was 10 to 15 units and those additional restaurants have been pushed into early next year.

• Subway is testing a one-net carb bread option and NFL player Tom Brady is promoting the product.

• Starbucks is planning to raise their average wage to $17 next year.

• Walk-On’s has hired John Gordon as Director of Real Estate.

• Zaxby’s has appointed Bernard Acoca as CEO. Current CEO and Co-Founder Zach Mcleroy will transition to Chairman in January.