General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.
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As spring resets wrap up, now is the time to prepare for next year

New research reveals which retailers are earning high marks with U.S. food shoppers

Smoking cessation and energy-shot innovation offer growth opportunities

CHICAGO -- Some of general merchandise’s biggest growth prospects have an unconventional flavor. Here are two upstarts and a reliable stalwart to cultivate for this diverse profit center. 1. A second shot at success. C-store sales of energy shots have slumped over the past few years: IRI shows...

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Movie-themed products include Slurpees, chimichangas, energy drinks and more
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Companies will collaborate on innovation and go-to-market strategies
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Ways for retailers to safeguard against contamination and ensure that the ice offered at their c-stores is clean and safe.

Condiment additions include a ketchup-mayonnaise combo and Korean chili paste

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Six cases reported in Wisconsin from March 30 to April 18
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Will cosmetics ever become a key category for c-stores?
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Brings 25 years of experience at Kraft Foods, Core-Mark, Advantage Solutions, more