General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Regional association partners with convenience distributor

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Convenience-store distributor Eby-Brown has become the exclusive c-store-endorsed program partner of the Associated Food and Petroleum Distributors (AFPD) association in Michigan. “Through Eby-Brown, AFPD is able to offer discounted rates for products to its members that chain...

The trends we expect to see rise from the annual convenience-store trade show.

From headache remedies to nutrition bars, more than 5,000 Americans identified these products as trustrworthy in Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Survey

Stand out from the crowd with a small-business mindset
First woman to hold position has nearly 30 years of industry experience
Hard-discount format provides a different opportunity for c-store entrepreneurs
Names c-store HBC supplier as 2016 Category Manager of the Year

Taking a cue from 'what the customer wants'

To stay competitive, c-stores should tap into these ideas driving rival channel

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