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The Colony, Texas — Quest Resource Holding Corporation, a national leader in environmental waste and recycling solutions, has announced that its Quest Resource Management Group subsidiary has entered into an agreement with United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), the largest publicly traded wholesale distributor of health and specialty food in the United States and Canada. UNFI is North America’s premier grocery wholesaler delivering the widest variety of fresh, branded and owned brand products to more than 30,000 locations throughout North America, including natural product superstores, independent retailers, conventional supermarket chains, e-commerce …

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Conyers, Ga. — Hillphoenix Industrial has formed a strategic partnership with Cool Refrigeration Systems & Solutions, based in Hagerstown, Md., to represent its industrial CO2 refrigeration systems solutions in the Eastern U.S. and Canada. This mutually beneficial partnership became official on March 20, 2024. “We’re excited about our partnership with Hillphoenix Industrial,” says Don Chason, managing partner of Cool Refrigeration Systems & Solutions. “Our team brings a high level of expertise in the industrial CO2 refrigeration market, which makes our relationship with Hillphoenix Industrial a perfect fit.” With a knowledgeable …

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Detroit, Los Angeles, San Antonio & Toronto — The Home Depot Inc. plans to open four new distribution centers in Detroit, Los Angeles, San Antonio and Toronto. The new facilities are a key component of the company’s efforts to cater to professional customers such as developers, general contractors, remodelers and property managers. The new distribution centers will stock large, bulky merchandise such as lumber, insulation and roofing shingles. The new distribution centers are expected to open in the first half of this year. Home Depot has opened similar hubs across …

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— By Russ Spencer — Strategies for restaurants in an evolving landscape. A new year symbolizes new beginnings, particularly within the restaurant industry’s evolving landscape. While some trends may persist from the previous year, Q1 presents an opportunity to reset, recalibrate and plan strategically. These include, but are not limited to, updating menu items, solving staffing challenges and implementing improved ways to reduce waste. Operators who focus on the trends shaping this year and pounce on them will get ahead of competitors and run a successful restaurant in 2024. Preparing …

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San Diego — Dean Gordon, senior vice president and chief supply chain officer of Jack in the Box Inc., will retire after 15 years at the organization. Gordon joined the company in February 2009 and has been pivotal in driving its growth and success. He has been senior vice president and chief supply chain officer since November 2019. During his tenure, Gordon has spearheaded numerous cost-saving initiatives and built invaluable relationships with the company’s franchise owners, suppliers and vendor partners that propelled Jack in the Box Inc. forward through a …

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Minneapolis — Target Corporation plans to continue to invest in its guest experience and long term growth through various strategies, including through the building of more than 300 new stores and enhancing and/or remodeling existing locations. “For years, Target has consistently built for the long term, investing in the assets, capabilities and team that have differentiated our business, enabled us to deliver for guests in any environment and driven strong growth,” says Brian Cornell, chair and CEO, Target. “Today, with that same long-term view, we’re making strategic investments that expand …

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Salisbury, N.C. — Ahold Delhaize USA has promoted Marc Stolzman to chief sustainability officer, reporting to CEO JJ Fleeman. In this new role, Stolzman will oversee all aspects of health and sustainability for the U.S. businesses, including strategy and goal setting, in alignment with Ahold Delhaize global sustainability ambitions and commitments, as well as all U.S. regulatory, compliance and financial reporting. “As one of the largest food retailers on the East Coast, we are committed to being a sustainable retailer as we work to create healthier communities and a healthier …

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Katy, Texas — Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. has appointed Robert (Rob) Howell to the role of senior vice president and chief supply chain officer. In this role, he will oversee supply chain operations, distribution centers, and domestic & international logistics. Howell will join the company in February 2024 and report to Sam Johnson, president of Academy. Howell brings nearly 30 years of supply chain, distribution and logistics experience to Academy. Previously, he spent nearly 20 years with Sysco Corporation, a wholesale restaurant food distributor, where he performed various supply …

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Katy, Texas — Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. has appointed Robert (Rob) Howell to the role of senior vice president and chief supply chain officer. In this role, Howell will oversee supply chain operations, distribution centers and domestic & international logistics. Howell will join Academy in February 2024 and report to Sam Johnson, president of Academy. Howell brings nearly 30 years of supply chain, distribution and logistics experience to Academy. Previously, he spent nearly 20 years with Sysco Corporation, a wholesale restaurant food distributor, where he performed various supply chain, …

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Baton Rouge, La. — Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux has appointed two industry veterans with Jamie Davis being named vice president of supply chain & procurement and Tyler Schack stepping in as the vice president of technology. “We are thrilled to welcome Jamie Davis and Tyler Schack to the Walk-On’s family. Their extensive experience and proven track records in their respective fields align seamlessly with our commitment to delivering top-notch experiences for our guests and assembling a high-caliber team to drive Walk-On’s to new heights,” says Chris Dawson, CEO of Walk-On’s. Davis …

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