General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Upbeat outlook will lead to more driving, spending during the upcoming holidays: report

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- More Americans today are optimistic about the economy than they have been in nearly four years and consequently, they intend to drive and spend more in the coming month, according to the results of a national consumer survey released by NACS. Nearly three in five (59%) U.S. fuel...

Results from American Farm Bureau Federation’s 31st annual informal price survey of the classic holiday menu

Launches new anti-hangover product

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Lining up a roster of big-name convenience-store chains and distributors in the past year, Life Support Development, a functional shot company, also recently launched a caffeinated Red Label Recovery Shot. The new anti-hangover product features zero grams of sugar, a new berry...

Industry veteran expected to drive sales, marketing and product expansion
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Younger shoppers spreading food purchases across new options
CSP's Steve Holtz checks in with Miss America at the Outlook Leadership Conference in Arizona.
Will represent all c-store sales efforts for energy supplement maker

Online retailer’s proprietary brands gaining market share, report says

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