General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Second annual awards honor the industry’s true analysts

Entrepreneur, CMN founder dies at 76

HORSESHOE BAY, Texas -- William "Bill" Bedortha, founder and former president of CMN Inc. (Convenience Marketing Network), died on April 11 at 76 in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. Bedortha was an entrepreneur who at various times in his career was a bar owner, funeral home employee and salesman for several...

Successful retailers often take a fresh look at the Health and Beauty Care (HBC) assortment and are willing to try new approaches to convenience store merchandising strategy.

Brought to you by Lil’ Drug Store Products. According to the Technomic C-store Market Brief, the ability to get in and out quickly is the most cited reason as to why consumers purchase an item at a convenience store rather than another retailer. So if c-stores can deliver convenience while...

Convenience distributor expands its annual trade show to reach growing East Coast customer base
Cruisers convenience-store chain signs on with local distributor
NACS, NGA align fall convenience-store, grocery-industry events

Supermarkets are increasingly competing with c-stores for occasions when consumers purchase a small number of items

Consumer products distributor names new regional sales manager

Get feet in the door and boost incremental sales with food trucks, cookouts and other seasonal surprises

CSP to recognize supplier innovation in 14th annual contest