General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Convenience channel jumps on latest toy craze

IRVING, Texas -- 7‑Eleven Inc. is among the many convenience-store chains selling fidget spinners, it has announced. Fidget spinners are “the popular new toy designed to calm nerves, ease anxiety and provide hours of entertainment.” Ready-made for point-of-purchase impulse buys, fidget spinners are...

CSP is calling on suppliers to submit names within six key c-store categories

CHICAGO -- Category managers are a driving force behind the ongoing growth of the convenience-store industry. Their relationships with vendors, knowledge of trends and overall category insights keep the industry relevant, competitive and breaking in-store sales records year after year. The third...

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
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