Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

Free Trial• Coborn’s Inc. named Dave Meyer as the new President of the company. Troy Vosburgh has been named VP of Operations Eastern Region. Emily Coborn has been named VP of Retail. Marti Sunderlin has been named VP of Center Store and Fresh Merchandising. Sarah Putnam has been promoted to Senior Director of Fresh Merchandising overseeing deli, bakery and floral. Jenn Weisgram has been promoted to Senior Director of Fresh Merchandising, overseeing produce, meat and seafood. Amy Petersen has been promoted to Social Media Strategist.

• H-E-B reported that Scott McClelland, President of H-E-B Food and Drug stores, plans to retire at the end of the year.

• The Kroger Co. announced it has promoted Erik Jensen to CEO at its meal kit provider subsidiary, Home Chef.

• Parkland Corporation has entered into an agreement to acquire M&M Food Market.

• PCC Natural Markets announced that Krishnan Srinivasan has become the new President and CEO.

• Raley’s Family of Fine Stores has named Jen Warner as President of the Raley’s division.

• SpartanNash Company reported that Bennett Morgan will join the company as Senior VP and Chief Merchandising Officer.



• BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. plans to open 10 new stores this year.

• CVS Health and Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. reported they are temporarily closing select stores on weekends due to staffing issues.

• Forever 21 Inc. reported that it has hired Winnie Park as its new CEO.

• Goldsboro Builders Supply reported that it has acquired Mebane Lumber.

• National Retail Federation announced John Furner has been elected as its new Chairman.

• The Neiman Marcus Group has named Amanda Martin as Senior VP, Chief Supply Chain Officer. In addition, Vijay Karthik has been promoted to Senior VP, Chief Technology Officer.



• Crave Hot Dogs & Barbecue has signed new franchise agreements in Alexandria, LA and San Diego, CA.

• Panda Express has launched an online game called Good Fortune Arcade that allows guests to interact with elements of the Lunar New Year and receive promotional items that can be redeemed at restaurants.

• Red Lobster has hired Patty Trevino as Chief Marketing Officer.

• Saladworks Inc. has hired Brian Farris as Chief Development Officer.

• Starbucks has reversed their decision to make vaccines mandatory and will instead encourage their workforce to be vaccinated. The company is also cutting hours at select stores in response to the Omicron variant and may see shortages of certain menu items.

• Taco Bell has launched the Taco Bell Business School that will offer a six-week franchisee-training program for prospective owners.

• Tasty Restaurant Group has acquired 90 franchised KFC units.

• The Toasted Yolk Café has signed a franchise deal that will introduce a new location to Austin this summer.

• Wienerschnitzel has signed a franchise development deal that will bring 20 new restaurants to Arkansas over the next 12 years.