Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

Free Trial• The Giant Company recently opened a 124,000 sq. ft. direct e-commerce fulfillment center in Philadelphia, PA.

• Golub Corporation and Tops Markets LLC announced the closure of their merger that was previously announced earlier this year.

• GPM Investments LLC announced the acquisition of Handy Mart, including 36 convenience stores in North Carolina.

• MacEwen Petroleum Inc. has acquired Quickie Convenience Stores and its network of 51 locations.

 

Retail

• Advance Auto Parts Inc. is launching a new concept called Carquest by Advance. The new store format is designed specifically for independent owners who will receive additional merchandising support. Plans call for 20 new Carquest by Advance stores by the end of 2021, and additional locations in 2022.

• Crate & Barrel announced it has hired Jason Booth as the new Chief Technology Officer.

• Dollar General Corp. has named Michael Joyce as its new Senior VP of Supply Chain Strategy, Inventory and Demand Management.

• Francesca’s Holdings Corp. recently opened its first Franki store in Houston, TX. The retailer is also launching a website for the brand.

• L & W Supply announced that it has acquired the assets of G. Proulx Building Materials in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

• Mans Lumber & Millwork announced that it has acquired Dillman & Upton Inc.

• McCoy’s Building Supply announced that Ray Gabriel has been promoted to VP of Information Services.

• Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. has opened its first PacSun Kids store, a new gender-free concept, at Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. The retailer plans to open an additional 5 Pacsun Kids stores in 2022.

• Primark USA expects its U.S. store count to grow to 60 stores during the next five years, up from its 13 current locations in the country.

• Talbert Building Supply announced that it is acquiring Poindexter Lumber Co Inc.

• US LBM Holdings, LLC has acquired BuilderUp, a regional building products distributor.

• Walmart Stores Inc. announced it plans to open two new high-tech distribution centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A 1,500,000 sq. ft. automated fulfillment center is opening in 2023 and a 730,000 sq. ft. automated grocery distribution center will open in 2024.

 

Restaurant

• Arby’s has released two limited edition vodkas based on their curly and crinkle cut fries.

• BBQ Holdings, Inc. is planning to co-brand several Granite City and Village locations next year.

• Curry Up Now is planning to open a new location in Elk Grove, CA next summer.

• Dog Haus International LLC will be opening three new locations in Tri-Cities, WA in late 2022.

• Fat Brands, Inc. has hired Justin Nedelman as the company’s first Chief Real Estate Officer.

• Firehouse Subs has opened a new location in Harvey, LA.

• Hooters is testing out a burger menu from Umami Burger to add to their existing locations.

• Huey Magoo’s has opened a new location in Oakwood, GA.

• KFC has released the limited-edition Finger Lickin’ Chicken Mitten Bucket Hugger accessory item for the holiday season.

• In-N-Out Burger is not planning to expand into Florida despite a recent meeting with FL Governor Ron DeSantis to discuss a business relationship.

• Slim Chickens has opened a new location in Jackson, TN.

• Tim Hortons has partnered with Justin Bieber to offer limited time menu offerings.

• Tropical Smoothie Café has hired Deborah von Kutzleben as Chief Marketing Officer.