General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

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Confirms continuing importance of local, neighborhood retailers

SALT LAKE CITY -- Proximity is an important influence in consumer decisions on everyday purchases, according to the results of a national survey by engagement and rewards company Access Development. The survey confirms the continuing importance of local neighborhood retailers, it said. In the...

Study shows which channels are winning, which are losing

CHICAGO -- Cost-conscious consumers, stepped-up innovation and distribution gains provided a lot of momentum for private-label brands in the early 2000s; however, the stronger economy, falling food prices and the maturation of some important private-label sectors are putting the squeeze on this...

Continues annual tradition despite station divestment
Survey looks at frequency of convenience-store, supermarket visits
Suppliers to choose top managers across nine vital c-store categories

What will guide c-store retail in the next year?

Tour the NACS Show floor at the speed of sound
Suppliers can help choose finalists for CSP’s 2017 award across nine key c-store categories
Ard named chair-elect