Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

Free Trial• Ahold-Delhaize has named Kim Lyda as Chief Legal Officer.

• Foxtrot Ventures Inc has closed all of its stores and ended operations.

• Gelsons Markets announced Ryan Adams as its new CEO and President. He replaces John Bagan.

• Haggen Inc., Jimbo’s Naturally!, Mother’s Market & Kitchen, New Seasons Market, and Vallarta Supermarkets recently announced their partnership with DoorDash.

• The Kroger Co. has added 166 more stores to its planned transaction with Albertsons Companies, Inc. and C&S Wholesale Grocers.

• Trader Joe’s Co. announced it plans to open six new locations in Northridge, CA, Sandy Springs, GA, Middletown, NJ, Sparks, NV, Coppell, TX, and Vancouver, WA.

• Wakefern Food Corp. has partnered with DoorDash to offer delivery service from all its supermarkets.



• Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. announced it has appointed Prithvi Gandhi as Exec VP and CFO.

• Birkenstock has plans to open new store locations in Austin, TX, and Nashville, TN.

• Cameron Ashley Building Products Inc. opened its newest distribution center in New Haven, CT.

• Cassity Jones Building Materials recently opened a new location in Aledo, TX.

• Do it Best Corp. has promoted Eric Knox to the new Director of LBM Sales.

• Express Inc. has filed for bankruptcy. The retailer intends to close approximately 95 Express and Express Outlet stores and all its UpWest stores.

• Express Inc. reported that it has named Mark Still as Senior VP and CFO.

• R.P. Lumber Co. Inc. will acquire Custer Do It Best Hardware and Lumber, an independent retailer in South Dakota.

• Wayfair Inc. will open its first ever namesake store. The 150,000 sq. ft. store will be located in Wilmette, IL, and will open on May 23.



• Chipotle has opened their first location in Kuwait.

• Domino’s Pizza is encouraging customers to use first-party delivery by offering a $3 coupon when customers tip delivery drivers $3 or more.

• Mo’Bettah has named Clay Hansen as CFO.

• Noodles & Company announced that Chief Marketing Officer Stacey Pool has resigned.

• Smalls Sliders has appointed Julie Hauser-Blanner as COO.

• Tijuana Flats has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will be closing 11 stores. The filing follows the sale of the company to Flatheads LLC. The company cited previous management’s decision to expand the menu and pricing concerns as the main cause for the bankruptcy filing.

• Tropical Smoothie Café has been sold to Blackstone, a private equity firm. Details of the deal were not disclosed, yet the company has been valued at $2 billion.

• Wienerschnitzel has named Doug Koob as Chief Development Officer.

• YUM! Brands announced that Chief Strategy Officer Gavin Felder has resigned.