With brief, occasional, italicized and sometimes gratuitous commentary…
• Weis Markets announced that it has hired John Driscoll - a 10-year veteran of H-E-B, where he worked in construction and project management - to be its new Vice President of Construction and Store Development.
• Starbucks said yesterday that it has promoted A.J. Jones II to EVP and chief communications and public affairs officer. In May, Jones was named acting EVP, chief communications and public affairs officer, and joined Starbucks in October 2021 as SVP of global comms and public affairs.
I'd feel bad for Jones having to deal with all the acrimony that CEO Howard Schultz seems to be creating, but he's been in the belly of the beast for awhile and knows what he's getting into. Good luck.