Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

Free Trial• Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. has appointed Birte von Schwarzenfeld as Senior VP, Commercial Solutions.

• BP Products North America Inc. has opened the first East Coast location of its ampm convenience store brand, in New York City. The new store is one of four scheduled ampm openings on the East Coast.

• Buc-ee’s Ltd. reported it is opening its first location in Missouri.

• Grocery Outlet Inc. has partnered with DoorDash to provide same-day delivery.

• Hy-Vee Inc. is naming Jeremy Gosch as Co-CEO, along with Aaron Wiese, effective October 1.

• The Parker Companies announced Liz Howard has been appointed as the new VP of Operations. She will replace Chuck King, who is retiring.

• Performance Food Group announced its CFO, Jim Hope, will retire. Patrick Hatcher is set to assume the role in last quarter of 2022.

• Publix Super Markets Inc. announced it is rolling out curbside pharmacy pickup at stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Virginia.

• QuikTrip Corp. is opening a non-gasoline convenience store in Tulsa, OK, with Inc.’s no-checkout technology.

• The Save Mart Companies reported it is closing all its pharmacies.

• Yesway is opening a new concept store in Lubbock, TX, called Allsup’s Express, that is tailored to college students.



• Cardinal Health Inc. reported Jason Hollar, the company’s current CFO will serve as its next CEO, effective Sept. 1. He will succeed Mike Kaufmann. Additionally, Patricia English, current Chief Accounting Officer, will serve as Interim CFO.

• Carhartt, Inc. tapped Susan Hennike as the company’s new Chief Brand Officer.

• JCPenney Company, Inc. has appointed Stephanie Plaines as its new CFO.

• Kinney Drugs announced James Clapp is joining as VP of Merchandising and Supply Chain.

• Kirkland’s Inc. has appointed Mike Madden as CFO, effective Sept. 1. He succeeds CFO and COO Nicole Strain, who is leaving the company.

• Kohl’s Corporation reported it has expanded its self-pickup service which is now available at all Kohl’s stores.

• Kohl’s Corporation announced Christie Raymond has been named Chief Marketing Officer.

• Office Depot LLC reported it is partnering with Uber to offer same-day delivery at its stores nationwide.

• Petco Health and Wellness Company, Inc. announced Justin Tichy, its current Chief Pet Care Center Officer will take on the additional role of COO. Darren MacDonald, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, is taking on an expanded role as Chief Customer Officer. Jason Heffelfinger has been promoted to Chief Services Officer.

• Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. has named Min Cho as Chief Format Concepts and Design Officer.



• Black Bear Diner has opened a new location in McAllen, TX.

• Culver’s Frozen Custard has hired Jim Esposito as COO.

• First Watch Chairman Ken Pendery will be retiring on September 1st.

• Hooters has hired Michael Arrowsmith as Chief Development Officer.

• Huey Magoo’s has opened a new location in Orlando, FL.

• Jack in the Box Inc. has raised their menu prices by 9.7%

• Naf Naf has hired Nico Nieto as Chief Marketing Officer.

• Panera Bread Company has appointed Konrad Meyer to Chief Financial Officer.

• Starbucks has accused the National Labor Relations Board of tampering in a recent St. Louis region election.

• Taco Bell is testing out a new pea and soy protein that is proprietary and separate form their Beyond Meat partnership.

• The Wendy’s Company has announced their Global Next Gen store model for Fall of 2022. The new design will feature an optimized kitchen and dedicated areas for pick-up and mobile orders.

• Twin Peaks Restaurant has opened a new location in Kansas City, MO.