Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

Free Trial• Gristede’s Foods Inc. announced that Joseph Parisi has been promoted to President and COO.

• Grocery Outlet Inc. recently opened its first store location in Maryland.

• The Kroger Co. is opening a new fulfillment center in Aurora, CO.

• Loeder Oil Co. Inc. has sold all its convenience stores, exiting the fuel and convenience store industry.

• SpartanNash Company reported that Jean-Paul Calabio has been promoted to VP and Chief Information Security Officer, a newly created position for the company.

• QuikTrip Corp. has opened its first convenience store in Colorado.



• Advance Auto Parts Inc. has recently opened 22 locations in the Los Angeles, CA market.

• Inc. announced Doug Herrington has been promoted to the newly created position of CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores.

• Aritzia Inc. recently opened a new location in New York City. The retailer also plans to open new stores in Chicago.

• Batteries Plus LLC has hired Hugh Robertson as Director of Exit Strategy Support.

• Citi Trends Inc. announced that Heather Plutino has been appointed CFO of the company.

• F45 Training Holdings Inc. launched a corporate partnership program in which organizations will be able to open an F45 studio inside their corporate offices.

• Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. has appointed Stephane Trudel as its new CEO.

• Fleet Feet Inc. announced it will acquire Marathon Sports, which has 11 store locations in Massachusetts.

• Forever 21 Inc. reported it is opening its first store location in China this month.

• Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. announced that Julie C. Albrecht will join the company as Exec VP and CFO.

• Petco Animal Supplies Inc. is expanding its new Neighborhood Farm & Pet Supply pet care centers. The stand-alone retail locations will be located in central areas in rural communities.

• Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. announced the recent launch of its clinical trial business.



• A Chipotle location in Maine became the first to file for unionization.

• Burger King has launched two new Impossible Whopper options and one of them features real bacon.

• Chick-fil-A is testing an express drive-thru lane that prioritizes orders placed through their app.

• Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has launched three versions of their ribs for sale in Krogers across Dallas, TX.

• Dine Brands Global, Inc. will be moving their headquarters to Old Pasadena, CA next year.

• El Pollo Loco COO Miguel Lozano is planning to leave the company by Nov. 22nd or as soon as a replacement is found.

• Red Robin CEO Paul Murphy is planning to step down at the end of the year.

• Straw Hat Pizza has opened a new location in Bakersfield, CA.

• Zaxby’s has opened a new location in San Antonio, TX.