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DATATRAC: Restaurant & Foodservice – August 2019
August 28, 2019 • Restaurant & Foodservice DataTrac

Personnel Updates • Arby’s Restaurant Group (101) has promoted Jim Taylor to President following Rob Lynch’s departure to Papa John’s. Taylor had been serving as CMO of the company prior. • Biscuitville Inc. (16) has named John Young as Vice President of […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

DATATRAC: Grocery, Supermarket & Convenience Stores – August 2019
August 27, 2019 • Grocery & Convenience DataTrac

Personnel Updates • Albertsons LLC (184) has recently named Johnathan Gardner its Group VP of Strategic Sourcing and David Nelson its Group VP of Manufacturing. The company also announced it has appointed Gineal Davidson as President of its Portland division. […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

DATATRAC: Discount and Specialty Stores – August 2019
August 27, 2019 • Discount & Specialty DataTrac

Personnel Updates • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (63) announced that it has reduced its corporate workforce at its headquarters by about 7%. The retailer announced Eugene Castagna, President and COO, has left the company, and the role of COO […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

DATATRAC: Home Center and Hardware Chains – August 2019
August 27, 2019 • Home Center & Hardware DataTrac

Personnel Updates • Hamilton Building Supply Co. Inc. (6) announced that John Perna has returned to the company and is serving as President and co-owner of the business. He replaces President and CEO Keith Coleman who will now serve as […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

DATATRAC: Apparel Specialty Stores and Department Stores – August 2019
August 26, 2019 • Apparel & Department DataTrac

Personnel Updates • Altar’d State (37) has named Kim Parr to the newly created position of VP Merchandising for A’Beautiful Soul. • Blue Nile Inc. (76) has announced the appointment of Sean Kell as CEO. • Chico’s FAS Inc. (159) […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

The Shot Heard Around the World Wide Web
August 20, 2019 • Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers is a new series by Chain Store Guide; spotlighting the people who have made an impact on the retail & foodservice industries. Each month, we will highlight their accomplishments and contributions. Amy Brown: The Origin of Wendy’s […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…

Why Pumpkin Spice? How Seasonal Trends are Set
August 14, 2019 • Restaurant & Foodservice

A mixture of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice, “Pumpkin Spice” has millions of Americans flocking to grocery stores and restaurant chains every fall for a taste of the coveted flavor. Ironically, the pumpkin spice flavor doesn’t actually contain any pumpkin, […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…