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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Promotes Industry Veteran to SVP of Supply Chain and Quality Assurance

Atlanta — Tropical Smoothie Cafe has promoted industry veteran Kristi Kingery to senior vice president of supply chain and quality assurance. She will oversee quality assurance, supply chain and culinary for Tropical Smoothie Cafe's more than 635 locations nationwide.

Goalz Restaurant Group Appoints VP of Operations

Cheyenne, Wyo. — Goalz Restaurant Group, recently formed franchise operator for Captain D’s, Church’s Chicken and Dog Haus, has appointed Jeron Boemer as vice president of operations in Arizona. In addition, Boemer is partnering with Goalz to develop Dog Haus locations in Tempe, Ariz., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Castle Rock, Colo.

UK-Based EG Group to Purchase Kroger’s 762 Convenience Stores for $2.15 Billion

Cincinnati and Blackburn, U.K. — The Kroger Co. and EG Group, a privately-held petrol forecourt convenience store retailer based in Blackburn, Lancashire, U.K., have agreed to the sale of Kroger's convenience store business unit to EG Group for $2.15 billion. The companies expect to close the transaction during the first quarter of Kroger's fiscal year.

Arby’s Completes $2.9 Billion Acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings, Launches New Company

Atlanta — Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. has completed its previously announced $2.9 billion acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. As part of the transaction, the company launched a new restaurant company known as Inspire Brands Inc. The company will oversee the growth of Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and an emerging brand, R Taco.

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