Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

Free Trial• The Food Industry Association has promoted Krystal Register to VP of Health. Diane Gill was promoted to Controller and VP of Finance. Steven Harris was promoted to Senior Director of Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives. Tom Cosgrove was promoted to Director of Industry Relations.

• The Giant Company has promoted Joanna Crishock to the role of VP of Center Store Omnichannel Merchandising.

• Hy-Vee Inc. has named Jessica Hendrix as Exec VP, Chief Marketing Officer. Anna Stoermer will take on the role of Chief Merchandising Officer.

• Weis Markets Inc. has promoted Nick Cicco to VP of Pharmacy.

• Weis Markets Inc. announced a new partnership with Uber Eats to offer grocery delivery.



• BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. reported it plans to open 10 to 12 new stores each year.

• Hancock Lumber Co. Inc. has promoted Eric Dolloff to Regional General Manager. Mike Boulet has been promoted to General Manager Retail Manufacturing.

• The Home Depot Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire SRS Distribution Inc. The deal is expected to close by the end of fiscal 2024.

• House-Hasson Hardware Co. Inc. plans to acquire The Bostwick-Braun Co.

• Lowe’s Companies Inc. has partnered with Shipt for same-day delivery for its customers.

• Untuckit plans to open 14 new store locations globally in 2024.

• Vince Holding Corp. announced that Jack Schwefel has resigned as CEO. The company has appointed Dave Stefko as Interim CEO.

• Walmart Stores Inc. has named Kyle Kinnard as Senior VP, Neighborhood Market. He will replace the retiring Kelvin Buncum.



• Dave’s Hot Chicken has added musician Usher to their Atlanta franchise group.

• KFC announced that it has achieved gender parity across their corporate offices.

• Krispy Kreme will be selling doughnuts at all nationwide McDonald’s restaurants. It will be a phased rollout that will start later this year and be completed at the end of 2026.

• McDoanld’s is planning to open two additional CosMc’s in Texas in April.

• Papa Johns will close 50 underperforming corporate store in the U.K.

• Rave Restaurant Group has named Jay Rooney as CFO. Additional appointments include: Zack Viljoen as VP of Operations, Denise Wilson as Associate VP of Supply Chain, Carlos Cojulun as Marketing Director of Pizza Inn, Liam Finn as Director of Franchise Development, and Roger Magnum as Director of Operations and Training.

• Red Lobster has named Jonathan Tibus as CEO

• The ONE Group LLC will acquire Benihana in a $365 million deal that is expected to close later this year.