General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Food distributor elects David Staples to succeed Dennis Eidson

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- SpartanNash’s Dennis Eidson will retire as CEO following the food distributor's annual meeting May 23. David Staples, president and chief operating officer, will succeed Eidson as CEO. “Under Dennis’ guidance, the company has achieved remarkable success in executing its...

C-store veteran brings channel acumen to HBC supplier

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Peter Tedeschi, former president and CEO of the Tedeschi Food Shops convenience-store chain, has joined the board of directors of Lil’ Drug Store Products Inc. (LDSP). “Peter Tedeschi’s industry experience is unmatched and he fits perfectly with our company culture,” said...

Retailers, suppliers, consultants and other speakers offered data, insights and strategy in multiple convenience-store product categories during CRU17

Nine retailers, chosen by their supplier partners, win this year’s prestigious award
Unilever rejects $143 billion bid, saying it 'fundamentally undervalues' the company.

How a discount chain does convenience

Consumers might not always venture into convenience stores specifically for health and beauty care items, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need them.
Deal covers nearly 800 retail outlets in 18 states

CPG spending trends among African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic millennials, according to new research from Nielsen

C-store distributor extends channel reach in five states