Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

Free Trial• Foxtrot Ventures Inc. announced that it plans to open 50 new stores in the next two years.

• The Fresh Market Inc. has appointed Adrian Bartella as its new CFO.

• Lidl US, LLC is scheduled to open its first store location in Washington, DC, by the end of the year.

• RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. announced Richard Poye has joined the company as VP of Merchandising.

• SpartanNash Company has promoted Amy McClellan to Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer.

• Wawa Inc. announced it plans to hire 2,000 new associates across Florida by the end of March.



• Batteries Plus Bulbs plans to open 55 new store locations by the end of 2022.

• Citi Trends Inc. reported it plans to open approximately 45 stores and also remodel 45 stores in 2022.

• Do it Best Corp. has promoted Brady Brown to Manager of Internal Audit, Jenna Grannan to Marketing Sales Manager, and Betsy Harris to Senior Financial Analyst. Nick Talarico has been promoted to VP Of E-commerce. Greg Fuller has been promoted of to VP of Sales and Business Development.

• JCPenney Company, Inc. announced Kate Mullen has been named Chief Digital and Transformation Officer. Sharmeelee Bala has been named CIO.

• Lowe’s Canada announced the appointment of Tony Cioffi to the role of President.

• Lululemon Athletica Inc. has named Michael Aragon as CEO of Mirror and Lululemon Digital Fitness.

• Mattress Firm Inc. reported it has filed for an initial public offering.

• Planet Fitness, Inc. announced it is acquiring Sunshine Fitness Growth Holdings LLC, a franchisee which owns 114 locations.

• Recreational Equipment Inc. reported it will open a new 400,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Lebanon, TN, in fall 2023.

• Sherwood Lumber Corp. announced that it has promoted Michael Glowacki to Director of its Exterior Building Product and Outdoor Living Division.

• VF Corporation has appointed Nicole Otto as Global Brand President of The North Face.

• Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. reported it plans to open 80 of its Village Medical at Walgreens centers by the end of 2022.



• &pizza plans to open 3 New Jersey location in 2022.

• Another Broken Egg Café has opened a new location in Columbus, OH.

• Black Bear Diner plans to open 6 corporate locations in Texas in 2022.

• BurgerFi has hired Michelle Zavolta as Chief People Officer, Ron Biskin as Chief Development Officer, Stefan Schnopp as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, and Nadia Cronk as Senior VP of Marketing.

• Denny’s has partnered with Reef Technology to expand delivery into dense metropolitan areas.

• Duck Donuts has hired Eric Lavinder as Chief Development Officer, Alyssa Martin as Creative Director, and Brigid Bink as Director of Digital Marketing.

• Ike’s Love & Sandwiches has opened a new location in Houston, TX.

• Krystal has hired David Krisher as Chief Financial Officer.

• Mountain Mike’s has opened their first Arizona location located in Mesa.

• Noodles & Company will open their first South Carolina location in Surfside on January 19th.

• Papa Johns has promoted Anne Fischer to Chief Marketing and Digital Officer. The company has also signed a franchise agreement to expand into Southern China.

• Slim Chickens has opened two new locations, one in Farmington, NM and another in Muscle Shoals, AL.