General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

New addition to help grow representation in Southeast division

MELROSE PARK, Ill. -- Edward Price has joined the Convenience Valet sales team as its Southeast regional sales manager. Price joins the team with 38 years of sales and managerial experience in the convenience-store industry. He was previously the regional account manager of the mid-Atlantic...

Retailers seize opportunity to sell glasses, but will influx of tourists be a boon or burden?

CSP announces finalists of 14th annual contest; retailers asked to vote in 20 categories

CHICAGO – Voting is now open for CSP ’s 14th annual Retailer Choice Best New Product Contest. CSP magazine, the leading media brand serving the convenience industry, announced the finalists this week; the complete list is below. The editors of CSP and Convenience Store Products magazines identified...

Deal extends the 21-year-old relationship with an updated agreement servicing 430 stores .
Will lead sales agency's small-format business.
Deal increases distributor's presence in the Midwest.

How the high-profile merger will change consumption in America

Five “shining stars” that are driving traffic and profits

New partnership will result in discounts on tobacco, foodservice and grocery products
ICE, HSI, DEA, IRS, police participate in investigation into synthetic drug, illegal cigarette sales