Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

• Brookshire Grocery Co. recently opened a new FRESH store in Fate, TX; a 66,000 sq. ft. location.

• Pilot Flying J is planning to remodel more than 400 of its stores and open 15 new stores over the next three years.

• Wegmans Food Markets Inc. plans to open its first location in Connecticut with a new 95,000 sq. ft. store in Norwalk this summer.



Free Trial• Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. announced it will roll out NCR self-checkout terminals in select store locations nationwide, after a successful pilot of the technology.

• BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. will open four new locations this year in FL, MI, NY, and RI. The Warwick, RI, club will serve as an innovation lab for the brand.

• Builders FirstSource Inc. announced that Amy Bass Messersmith will be joining the company as its Chief People Officer.

• Capri Holdings Limited announced Joshua Schulman will step down as CEO of the Michael Kors brand.

• Costco Wholesale Corp. announced that Claudine Adamo will become Exec VP and COO of Merchandising.

• Do it Best Corp. recently opened its newest Taylor’s Do it Center location in Gloucester Point, VA.

• Do it Best Corp. announced Brian Billman was promoted to manager supply chain and inventory replenishment. Meagan McNeal was promoted to marketing services manager. Allison Meyer was promoted to communications manager. Jenna Myers was promoted to merchandise manager for outdoor living and holiday. Ken Sorg was promoted to infrastructure project director. Jessica Waggoner was promoted to e-commerce manager. The company also announced Dillon Henschen was named network engineer. Stephanie Hutsell was named product sales manager. Barry Weikle was named principal data engineer. Brianna Wells was named e-commerce manager.

• Dollar General Corp. has opened its first store in the state of Idaho, increasing its presence to 47 states.

• Dollar Tree Stores Inc. reported that it will name Rick Dreiling as its new Executive Chairman.

• Kohl’s Corporation said it plans to open more than 100 smaller-format stores during the next four years. The retailer is currently testing the new format, which will average about 35,000 sq. ft., in the Seattle, WA, area.

• Office Depot LLC is now partnering with DoorDash to offer on-demand delivery nationwide.

• Rite Aid Corporation announced that Jim Peters, COO, and Jocelyn Konrad, Exec VP and Chief Pharmacy Officer, have left the company. Karen Staniforth will take on the title of Chief Pharmacy Officer. Justin Mennen has been promoted to Chief Digital and Technology Officer.

• Ross Stores Inc. reported it plans to open about 100 stores in fiscal 2022, including 75 Ross and 25 dd’s Discounts locations.

• Walmart Stores Inc. announced a partnership with British beauty retailer Space NK in which the retailer will offer its products in 250 Walmart stores and online starting this summer.

• Walmart Stores Inc. is opening a new 1.8 million sq. ft. fulfillment center in Shippensburg, PA, in spring 2022.



• Domino’s Pizza has promoted Joe Jordan to President, U.S. & Global Services and Art D’Elia to Executive VP International.

• IHOP has developed their first loyalty program, The International Bank of Pancakes, that will reward customers with coins they can use for rewards.

• McDonald’s Corporation has temporarily closed their units in Russia in response to the attack on Ukraine.

• McDonald’s Corporation is being sued by tech company Kytch Inc. for a reported $900 million in damages. The tech company developed a device to fix McDonald’s ice cream machines that have developed a reputation for being broken. The damages come from McDonald’s corporate encouraging franchisees not to purchase the devices and labeling them as a safety risk.

• Papa Johns has suspended all company-owned operations in Russia. Franchised operations are still operating as Papa Johns corporate cannot force them to close.

• Shake Shack will be offering cryptocurrency to customers who make purchases through Cash App. The company is treating the move as an experiment to determine if bitcoin should be offered as a form of payment.

• Starbucks has reached an agreement with their licensed partner to shut down all operations in Russia.

• Texas Roadhouse has introduced a pay-at-the-table system called Roadhouse Pay that will allow customers to close out their check from a tablet.

• Walk-On’s has opened a new location in Phoenix, AZ.