Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

Free Trial• Albertsons is testing a digitally operated in-store salad bar at six locations in Maryland, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. The system will use QR codes to ensure ingredients remain fresh and will be able to track performance and consumption.

• C & S Wholesale Grocers Inc. announced Eric Winn has been promoted to COO, a newly created position.

• Casey’s General Stores Inc. has completed its acquisition of 40 stores from Pilot Flying J.

• Circle K Stores Inc. has acquired the assets of Slidell Oil Co., including 20 Purple Cow convenience stores.

• Couche-Tard Inc. has acquired 19 convenience stores and two non-operating properties in New Mexico from Pic Quik Stores Inc.

• EG America LLC is selling its Minit Mart convenience-stores in Wisconsin and Minnesota and exiting those markets.

• Grocery Outlet Inc. announced Pamela Burke has been appointed Chief Stores Officer, a newly created role. Heather Mayo, Chief Sales and Merchandising Officer for the East, plans to leave the company in March 2022.

• Hy-Vee Inc. plans to build more than 20 stores in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee over the next few years.

• Kwik Trip Inc. recently opened its 800th convenience store location.

• Majors Management LLC has acquired Peak Energy, which operated seven Time Out Market convenience stores.

• Majors Management LLC has acquired Tri-State Petroleum Corp.’s 25 convenience stores and eight wholesale dealer accounts.

• Penta Operating LLC is acquiring eight Jack’s Convenience Stores, one Jack’s Lube & Wash oil change, and one car wash.

• Smart & Final Stores LLC reported Drew Scott has been named President.



• Indochino Inc. plans to open more than 20 new stores, and expand into new markets such as Alabama, Kentucky and New Mexico next year.

• Orgill Inc. announced Brett Hammers has retired. Jeff Curler has been promoted to Exec VP of Purchasing. David Mobley has been promoted to Exec VP of Sales. Jodi Fontana has been promoted to Senior VP Accounting and Controller. Tom Liddy has been promoted to VP Safety. Todd Nowels will be assuming the newly created role of VP Sales Southeast. Frank West was named VP Corporate Accounts. Lisa Pirtle has been promoted to VP Replenishment and Vendor Support. Alan Shore has been promoted to Director Seasonal Merchandise. Heath Kennedy has been promoted to Director Hardlines. Tim Elliot was named Director Applications. Tim Bishop was named Director Operations. Todd Wallace was named Director Technology and Architecture. Grant Morrow was named Director E-Commerce. Tom Fontana was named Director Credit.

• Publix Super Markets Inc. announced Malinda Renfroe has been appointed VP of Marketing, succeeding Mark Irby, who plans to retire next year.

• Rite Aid Corporation reported that it is closing 63 stores.

• Rocky’s Ace Hardware has acquired Karp’s Ace Hardware in Stamford, CT.



• Another Broken Egg Café has opened a new location Port Orange, FL.

• Chipotle has opened their first Chipotlane Digital Kitchen in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. The new location does not feature a dining room and is smaller than other Chipotlane locations.

• Clean Juice has opened five new franchised locations located in Connecticut, West Virginia, Kentucky, Montana, and Washington.

• Donatos Pizza announced that Kevin King will be returning to the role of President on January 4th. King originally left the role in 2003.

• Firehouse Subs has opened a new franchised location in Catoosa, OK.

• Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has hired Scott Shotter as COO.

• Golden Corral announced that Skip Hanke has been hired as Chief Marketing Officer.

• MooYah Burgers & Fries has opened a new location in Wylie, TX.  The restaurant is expected to open 10 more locations in the area in the future.

• Mountain Mike’s Pizza has opened a new location in Orem, UT.

• Nala Robotics has launched an automatic robotic kitchen that is powered by A.I. and machine learning in Illinois. The company has plans to open 10 locations in 2022 and provide ghost kitchen operations for celebrity chefs.

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

• Twin Peaks Restaurant has opened a new location in Amarillo, TX.

• Wingstop has promoted Donnie Upshaw to Chief People officer.