Supermarket, Grocery, & C-Store

Free Trial• Aldi Inc. opened two new locations last week in Plainfield, IL, and Alpena, MI.

• Buc-ee’s Ltd. recently opened its largest location, a 75,000 sq. ft. store in Luling, TX.

• Heinen’s Inc. will open a new supermarket in Naperville, IL, in 2025.

• K-VA-T Food Stores Inc. will open a new 54,200 sq. ft. Food City supermarket in Pulaski, VA, next week. A 56,000 sq. ft. Food City supermarket will open in Chattanooga, TN, early next year.

• Sprouts Farmers Market has announced it will open two new stores in Philadelphia, PA, this month.

• Wawa Inc. recently opened its first store locations in the states of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. The company plans to continue to expand in all three states next year.



• Academy Sports & Outdoors has announced a partnership with DoorDash to offer on-demand delivery.

• Designer Brands Inc. announced that Sarah Crockett has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse.

• Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. has announced plans to relocate its stores in Albuquerque, NM, and Watchung, NJ, this Fall.

• General Nutrition Centers, Inc. has partnered with Uber Eats to provide same-day delivery.

• Jo-Ann Stores Inc. has appointed Michael Prendergast as Interim CEO.

• Kodiak Building Partners has acquired Simonson Lumber Co., which has six locations in central Minnesota.

• Lowe’s Companies Inc. announced the promotion of Jennifer Wilson to Senior VP, Chief Marketing Officer.

• McCoy’s Building Supply opened a new store in Lockhart, TX.

• Primark USA will open a 35,000 sq. ft. store in Tysons, VA, next month. This will be the company’s first location in the state.

• Rally House recently opened its first store in Colorado in the town of Castle Rock.

• The Container Store Inc. is opening two stores in Virginia this summer.

• The TJX Companies has entered into a joint venture to expand in Mexico.

• Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co. Inc. has acquired a manufacturing facility and is creating a new Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co. Truss and Component division.



• Alamo Drafthouse has been acquired by Sony Pictures.

• CKE Restaurants Inc. has named Justin Falciola as Chief Technology and Growth Officer for both the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s brands.

• Corner Bakery Café has named Erin Hasselgren as President.

• KFC becomes the latest restaurant to update their beverage line with even new additions including frozen drinks.

• Noodles & Company has named Scott Davis as Chief Concept Officer.

• Shake Shack has launched a limited-time summer lineup of merchandise.

• Tijuana Flats has named James Greco as CEO.