General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Schimel says vow to ‘put drug dealers on notice’ includes c-stores

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) are suing Capitol Petroleum and its principal, Farooq Shahzad, for allegedly selling designer drug synthetic cannabinoids known as “Spice” and “Kush” in...

Vito Maurici

Vito Maurici

Will oversee convenience, military and travel accounts

TEMPLE, T exas -- Major convenience-store distributor McLane Co. Inc. has hired Vito Maurici as vice president of sales for convenience, military and travel accounts. Prior to joining McLane, Maurici held the position of senior vice president of sales and distribution at NJOY, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-...

Suppliers to endorse top managers across eight vital c-store categories

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- Dedicated. Instinctual. Proactive. Laser-focused. Leader. These terms are commonly linked to the elite category managers of the convenience-store industry. For the second straight year, CSP magazine is inviting the industry’s supplier partners to nominate the category...

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Encourages neighborhood stores to stock more produce, other healthy items

Upscale grocer opens first store under its new channel-blurring ‘value’ format

Solution gives c-stores an option to offer consistently safe, fresh produce

Themed cups, beverages, treats leverage annual TV event, social-media campaign

Enmarket is the sixth convenience retailer to sign onto Partnership for a Healthier America

Partners with the Partnership for a Healthier America