General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.
category manager year awards

Suppliers asked to vote for the best in 6 categories

CHICAGO -- CSP is proud to announce the finalists of the 2018 Category Manager of the Year Awards, nominated by their supplier community. They are the best of the best from independent, midsize and large chains. Between now and Feb. 5, CSP is asking supplier partners to cast their votes at...

McLane distribution center ribbon cutting

New facility will employ 400 to 500 people in Ohio

walgreens trusted 1920

New slogan leverages wellness, reputation, longevity

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Drug-store chain Walgreens has dropped its longtime advertising slogan , “At the corner of happy and healthy.” A new tagline, “Walgreens. Trusted since 1901,” made its debut Dec. 2. The brand repositioning comes as rival chain CVS has announced a merger with Aetna, one of the...

New private-label makeup brand is affordable and fashion-forward, retailer says
7-eleven sign

Suppliers, retailers converge on FOAC Holiday Trade Show

Kum & Go store
Agreement includes distribution services to more than 400 stores
Family at Thanksgiving

Travel, food, spending and shopping predictions for the 2017 holiday


With sales off 14%, a look at some of the latest offerings in the categegory

Dairy products

Changing shopper habits and surging subcategories are helping move more milk, cheese and yogurt at touch points around the c-store

Oreo mascot

CSP’s tech editor reveals his quest for the real stars of the show