Supermarket, Grocery, C-Store

Free Trial• Circle K Stores Inc. announced it is opening 10 new stores in Chicago, IL.

• The Giant Company announced that President Nicholas Bertram is leaving the company. John Ruane, Senior VP, Chief Merchant and Chief Commercial Officer, will serve as Interim President.

• The Jean Coutu Group Inc. reported Jean-Michel Coutu has been appointed as President.

• Refuel Operating Company, LLC has acquired Premier Stores Inc., which operates 6 GreatStops stores in NC.

• Weis Markets Inc. appointed John Driscoll as VP of Construction and Store Development.



• Adidas America announced that Kasper Rorsted, the company’s current CEO, will leave the company in 2023.

• Arhaus LLC reported that Tim Kuckelman will join the company in the new role of COO at the end of September.

• Bath & Body Works announced its COO Chris T. Cramer has left the company.

• Express Inc. is opening six Express Edit locations, including the company’s first men’s-only Express Edit store.

• Foot Locker Inc. announced its CEO Dick Johnson will retire from the company Sept. 1. Mary Dillon has been appointed to the role.

• Gucci America Inc. has opened a new 3,500 sq. ft. store in downtown Detroit, MI.

• The Home Depot Inc. has named its CEO, Ted Decker, as the new Chairman. He replaces former Craig Menear, who will retire.

• Hudson’s Bay Company reported it plans to bring back Zellers. The retailer will debut a new e-commerce website and will offer its products in select Hudson’s Bay department stores in early 2023.

• Kohl’s Corporation said it plans to expand its Sephora store-within-a-store concept to all its stores nationwide.

• Peloton Interactive, Inc. has made its products available for purchase via Inc.

• PPG Architectural Coatings has appointed Brad Budde as VP and Chief Digital Officer.

• Saks Incorporated has appointed Kathleen Shea to the newly created position of VP, Travel and Tourism Strategy.

• Tractor Supply Co. announced Petsense will be rebranded as Petsense by Tractor Supply.

• Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. announced Ramita Tandon has joined the company as Chief Clinical Trials Officer.



• Crave Hot Dogs & Barbecue has opened a new location in Venice, FL.

• Denny’s Corporation has named John Dillon has President of Denny’s restaurants and David Schmidt has been named President of Keke’s.

• Donatos has named Christina Jackson Chief People Officer.

• FOCUS Brands has named William Armstrong as Chief Brand Officer of Schlotzsky’s.

• IHOP is expanding their Choice menu by giving customers more custom options while adding fall items to the menu.

• Jack in the Box Inc. has changed the color scheme for their branding, developed new food packaging, and debuted a new store prototype. The new Crave store type will feature two drive-thrus, and emphasis on digital orders, and a smaller kitchen.

• Krystal has hired Casey Terrell as Chief Marketing Officer.

• SPB Hospitality has named Josh Kern Interim CEO and Jessica Hagler has been named as CFO.

• Starbucks has closed two more unionized stores in Seattle and Kansas City.

• The Wendy’s Company has removed romaine lettuce in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania due to a potential E. coli outbreak.

• Walk-On’s has opened a new location in Pensacola, FL.