Fast-Growing Australian Fitness Brand, Fitstop, to Debut in U.S.

Santa Monica, Calif. — Named the fastest-growing Australian fitness brand with more than 200 worldwide locations open or coming soon, Fitstop will officially launch its entry into the U.S. market this year. This May, Santa Monica, Calif., will become home

7-Eleven, Inc. Launches New EV Charging Network: 7Charge

Irving, Texas — 7-Eleven, Inc. has launched 7Charge, a new proprietary EV charging network and app that delivers a convenient and reliable fast-charging experience at select 7-Eleven® stores in the U.S., and coming soon to Canada. 7Charge is already delivering

The Home Depot Names EVP of Merchandising

Atlanta — The Home Depot has named William “Billy” Bastek as executive vice president of merchandising, effective immediately. He is a 33-year veteran of The Home Depot and brings tremendous experience to the role, having served in several leadership positions

Five Below Promotes CFO to COO

Philadelphia — Five Below, Inc. has promoted Kenneth Bull, chief financial officer and treasurer, to the role of chief operating officer. The company will conduct a search for a new chief financial officer, and Bull will continue to serve in

Pet Supplies Plus Acquires 20 Loyal Companion Pet Stores

Livonia, Mich. — Pet Supplies Plus, the largest independent pet retailer in North America with over 660 stores in 41 states, and Wag N’ Wash, the emerging grooming, self-wash and natural pet food franchise, are expanding in the Northeastern United

MarineMax Promotes Chief Accounting Officer to EVP, Finance

Clearwater, Fla. — MarineMax, Inc., the world’s largest recreational boat, yacht and superyacht company, has promoted Anthony E. Cassella, Jr. to executive vice president, finance, in addition to his current title as chief accounting officer. Cassella has served as vice

Express, Inc. President & COO to Retire

Columbus, Ohio — The president and chief operating officer of fashion apparel retailer Express, Inc., Matthew Moellering, plans to retire on May 5, 2023. He has been with the company for 20 years. Express has retained executive search and leadership

Bealls Inc. Promotes Long-Time Executive to President

Bradenton, Fla. — Bradenton, Fla.-based retailer Bealls, Inc. has promoted Tianne Doyle to president. Doyle began her career with Macy’s, joined Bealls in 1991 and rose to executive vice president and chief merchandise officer in 2020. She will be responsible

Kohl’s Names New President & Chief Operating Officer

Menomonee Falls, Wis. — Kohl’s has named 30-year retail veteran Dave Alves as its new president and chief operating officer, reporting to CEO Tom Kingsbury, effective in April. In this role, Alves will be responsible for Kohl’s enterprise operations including

DoorDash Partners with ALDI to Expand On-Demand Grocery Delivery

San Francisco — DoorDash, the local commerce platform, and ALDI, one of America’s fastest-growing retailers, have formed a new partnership to bring on-demand grocery delivery to nearly all ALDI locations across 38 states. With the addition of ALDI, more than

MINISO Accelerates Global Development with New Brand Strategy

Guangzhou, China — On February 24, 2023, global lifestyle retailer MINISO held a conference titled “MINISO – Bringing Joy to the World,” to unveil its global brand strategy in Guangzhou, China. The company took the opportunity to announce its new

DICK’S Sporting Goods to Acquire Moosejaw

Pittsburgh — DICK’S Sporting Goods has agreed to acquire leading outdoor retailer Moosejaw from Walmart. The acquisition will expand DICK’S outdoor portfolio — currently led by its specialty retailer, Public Lands — and reaffirm its commitment to the long term

Carvana Marks 10th Anniversary

Phoenix — Carvana, an industry pioneer for buying and selling used cars online, is celebrating 10 years. Carvana’s iconic Car Vending Machine, which first debuted in Nashville in 2015, allows customers to save time by selecting a convenient time to

Retail Resilience

— By Chelsea Brady — 5 opportunities to help retailers build resilient supply chains throughout 2023.   From high inflation to rapidly changing labor needs and hiring challenges, retail manufacturers and logistics providers continue to face multiple supply chain challenges with

Showcase Opens 150th Store, Quadruples U.S. Store Count

Batavia, N.Y. — Trendspotting retailer Showcase is expanding its brick-and-mortar presence. Showcase has completed the largest and fastest single expansion in its 29-year history, and opened the 150th trend store located in Huntington Station, N.Y. In just 6 months, Showcase

CVS Agrees to Acquire Oak Street Health in $10.6 Billion Deal

Woonsocket, R.I., and Chicago — CVS Health has agreed to acquire Oak Street Health in an all-cash transaction at $39 per share, representing a total purchase price of roughly $10.6 billion. The price represents a premium of approximately 11.9% over

Kohl’s Names Chief Merchandising and Digital Officer

Menomonee Falls, Wis. — Kohl’s has hired 25-year retail veteran Nick Jones as its new chief merchandising and digital officer, reporting directly to CEO Tom Kingsbury, effective in March. “We are very excited to have Nick join our team and