General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Five “shining stars” that are driving traffic and profits

New partnership will result in discounts on tobacco, foodservice and grocery products

NORMAN, Okla. -- Convenience Store Alliance (CSA), a buying program that helps independent convenience-store operators nationwide compete with large chain stores, has entered into a new partnership with Doyles Sheehan, a distributor of foodservice, convenience and grocery products to customers in...

ICE, HSI, DEA, IRS, police participate in investigation into synthetic drug, illegal cigarette sales

HAZELWOOD, Mo. -- Federal agents raided dozens of convenience stores in northern St. Louis County, Mo., on May 23 concerning possible synthetic drug sales and cigarette sales across state lines, said a KTVI report. Locations allegedly include Mally's Markets, 6 Star Market and Northway Market,...

Establishes Midwest foothold, provides additional foodservice expertise
Convenience channel jumps on latest toy craze
CSP is calling on suppliers to submit names within six key c-store categories .

Second annual awards honor the industry’s true analysts

Entrepreneur, CMN founder dies at 76
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.
Convenience distributor expands its annual trade show to reach growing East Coast customer base