Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

Free Trial• Inc. has opened a new 35,000 sq. ft. Amazon Fresh store in Huntington Beach, CA.

• Buc-ee’s Ltd. reported it plans to open its first store in Colorado. The 74,000 sq. ft. location will be in Johnstown.

• Dawn Foods Products Inc. hired Melissa Bautista as the company’s new VP of Manufacturing for North America and promoted Emily Gittins to VP, Global Corporate Controller.

• Foxtrot Ventures Inc has appointed Liz Williams as its new President and CFO.

• SpartanNash Company announced Greg Crane has joined the company as VP of Finance for Food Distribution.

• VP Racing Fuels has promoted Karen Madden to COO.

• Wawa Inc. plans to expand into the Nashville, TN, market. The retailer will open its first store in Nashville in 2025, with the potential for up to 40 stores in the market in the future.



• 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide Inc. has appointed Karl Sanft as its new President and CEO. He had been acting as Interim CEO.

• Inc. reported Dave Clark, CEO Consumer Worldwide, has resigned from the company and plans to leave on July 1.

• Cardinal Health announced it plans to open a new 208,000 sq. ft. distribution center in the Columbus, OH.

• Do it Best Corp. promoted Maggie Radyn to Merchandise Manager Safety, General Merchandise. The company also announced Jason Hanegan has been promoted to National Sales Manager. Jason Kretschmer has been hired as a Warehouse General Manager. Joe Stuber has been hired as a Database Administrator. Trey Villagomez has been hired as a Digital Marketing Manager.

• McCoy’s Building Supply announced that Rob Perrone has been promoted to Director of Merchandising Hardlines. Lisa Barrett has been promoted to Director of Store Planning and Visual Merchandising.

• Peloton Interactive Inc. announced it has appointed Liz Coddington as its CFO.

• PPG Architectural Coatings announced that Joe Gette has been named VP, General Counsel and Secretary.

• Target Corporation reported it has plans to build five new distribution centers over the next two fiscal years.

• Walmart Stores Inc. will open four fulfillment centers dedicated to e-commerce during the next three years. They will be located in Joliet, IL; McCordsville, IN; Lancaster, TX; and Greencastle, PA.



• Blaze Pizza has promoted Ed Yancey to Chief Development Officer.

• Chili’s has hired Kevin Hochman to become their CEO. Hochman has left his position at KFC and will replace Wyman Roberts.

• Duck Donuts has hired Cathy Chavenet as VP of Marketing and Tom Perella as Director of Technology.

• Fazoli’s has promoted Tim Kimmel to VP of Company Operations and Training and Wayne Wright to VP of Franchise Operations and Development.

• Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has reached a 4-store franchise agreement that will expand their operations in Colorado and will see the chain enter Utah.

• Huey Magoo’s has opened a new location in Englewood, OH.

• Krispy Kreme has promoted Josh Charlesworth to Global President and COO.

• Ledo Pizza has partnered with Bear Robotics to create automated serving robots that will roll out at their restaurants.

• Noodles & Company, winner of this year’s Menu Masters for “Best New Menu Item”, has opened a new location in Las Vegas, NV. The company plans to open two to four more locations in the city next year.

• RAVE Restaurant Group Inc. has promoted Mike Burns to Executive VP and COO.

• Slim Chickens has opened a new location in Williston, ND.

• Tropical Smoothie Café has launched a new loyalty program and upgraded their mobile app.

• Velvet Taco will be transitioning to a larger headquarters that is a few miles from their current location at the beginning of August.

• Zaxby’s has opened a new location in Jasper, IN.