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CoreLife Eatery Hires New VP of Franchise Development

Syracuse, N.Y. — CoreLife Eatery, a fast-growing active lifestyle restaurant based in upstate New York, has its eye on the western United States for expansion. The brand is looking to its new vice president of franchise development, Brooks Speirs, to lead that charge. He joined CoreLife Eatery in March.

Kirkland’s President & CEO to Retire

Nashville, Tenn. — W. Michael Madden has resigned from his roles as president, chief executive officer and director of Kirkland's, Inc., effective immediately, and will serve as an employee-advisor to the board until June 30, 2018. Michael B. Cairnes, the company's executive vice president and chief operating officer, will serve as acting CEO while the board conducts a search for a new CEO.

Chipotle Sets New Goal to Drive Environmental Sustainability

Denver — Chipotle Mexican Grill plans to divert half of all of its restaurant waste from landfills by 2020. Since 2015, Chipotle has made significant strides towards reducing the amount of food and packaging waste bound for landfills, increasing its diversion rate from 31% that year to 40% in 2017. Now the company embarks on achieving a 50% diversion rate.

DSW Names New Chief Information Officer

Columbus, Ohio — DSW Inc., a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, has hired Drew Domecq to serve as senior vice president and chief information officer, effective April 2, 2018. Domecq will report to CEO Roger Rawlins.

Armstrong Flooring Names Linron 2017 Recycler of the Year

Lancaster, Pa. — Armstrong Flooring has named Linron, the nation’s leading national account distributor for retail chain stores, as the 2017 Flooring Recycler of the Year. In 2017, Linron successfully recycled more than 23 million pounds of vinyl tile through the Armstrong Flooring On&On™ Floor Recycling Program. The award was presented at the 2018 GlobalShop tradeshow.  

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