Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

Free Trial• GPM Investments LLC has agreed to acquire Pride Convenience Inc., which operates 31 convenience stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

• Harps Food Stores Inc. plans to acquire Supermarket Operations Inc. with seven stores in central Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi.

• Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. reported it has opened its 600th location in Perry, OK.

• PCC Community Markets announced Chris Naismith has been named CFO. The company also has appointed Susan Livingston as VP of Marketing, and Michele Mallory as VP of Information Technology.

• United Natural Foods Inc. promoted Angie Balian to Chief Brands Officer, a newly created position.



• At Home Group Inc. has opened three new stores in October in St. Petersburg, FL, Fayetteville, GA, and East Northport, NY.

• Authentic Brands Group has completed the acquisition of Ted Baker.

• Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has named interim CEO Sue Gove to the position permanently.

• BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. will open a new store location in Greenburgh, NY.

• The Children’s Place Retail Stores Inc. named Sheamus Toal as Senior VP and CFO.

• The Clarks Companies of North America Inc. recently opened a new 2,300 sq. ft. store at the American Dream in East Rutherford, NJ. It is the first full-price location the company has opened in the U.S. in three years.

• The North Face Inc. reported it plans to open more than 70 stores in North America over the next five years.

• Recreational Equipment Inc. will open a 33,000 sq. ft. store at Oakbrook Village in Laguna Hills, CA, in fall 2023. Also, a 21,100 sq. ft. store is scheduled to open at Huntington Shopping Center in Huntington, NY, in summer 2023.

• Red Wing Shoe Company has named current president Allison Gettings as their new CEO, effective January 1st, 2023.

• Target Corp. announced it will triple the number of Apple at Target mini-shops inside its stores, bringing the total to 150.

• Walmart Health plans to open 16 new health centers in Florida by fall 2023.



• Chick-fil-A has plans to expand their Canadian footprint to 20 stores by 2025. The company will then open seven to ten restaurants every subsequent year.

• Hooters has partnered with NASCAR racer Chase Elliott to launch a virtual chicken tender brand that will be available at nearly 200 locations.

• Starbucks is opening a Reserve location in NYC’s Empire State Building. The Reserve location is a unique three-story design that will feature exclusive beverages made with Cold Pressed Espresso.

The CDC has concluded their investigation into the E. coli outbreak that was linked to Wendy’s lettuce. The CDC could not find a definitive link between the outbreak and Wendy’s, but the company is still facing several lawsuits from ill customers.

• The Toasted Yolk Café will debut a new prototype location next summer that will feature more accessible layouts that include open-air bars that lead to a patio. The new type of location will be the standard going forward for the brand.