Personnel Updates

• The Fresh Market Inc. (119) announced that it has appointed Jason Potter as CEO. He succeeds Larry Appel, who has resigned.

 

Mergers and Acquisitions

• Casey’s General Stores Inc. has acquired the Center Point Travel Plaza in Iowa from Petroleum Services Co. LLC.

 

Industry Insight

• Giant Food Stores has changed its name to The Giant Company.

 

Real Estate

• Publix Super Markets Inc. has broken ground on a new refrigerated distribution center in Greensboro, NC. The 940,000 sq. ft. facility is due to be completed by the end of 2020, and will be the grocer’s first in the state.

 

Technology News

• Summerwood Partners, LLC debuted its first self-checkout lane. Located inside the retailer’s Hensley, AK, Big Red convenience store, the cashierless technology allows guests to pay for their purchases using a touchscreen kiosk at checkout.