General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

When Jay and Nancy Ricker first came to the Anderson, Ind., area, there was no such thing as a Ricker's Pop.

ANDERSON, Ind. -- When Jay and Nancy Ricker first came to the Anderson, Ind., area, there was no such thing as a Ricker's Pop, and the familiar red-and-blue convenience-store logo didn't exist. The couple had just started their entrepreneurial venture in 1979, buying a small Middletown, Ind., gas...

Israel-based Kaman Holdings Ltd. subsidiary Isal Amlat Investment Ltd. is expanding its fuel business in the United States.

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Israel-based Kaman Holdings Ltd. subsidiary Isal Amlat Investment Ltd. is expanding its fuel business in the United States. Isal Amlat subsidiary Empire Petroleum Holdings LLC will buy two gas stations and convenience stores in North Carolina, part of a five-site acquisition for $...

New Petroleum Marketing Group affiliate snaps up Shell sites in Virginia

FAIRFAX, Va. -- As part of the ongoing transition of Shell and Motiva gas stations from direct- to wholesaler-supplied operations, Shell subsidiary Motiva Enterprises LLC sold 52 Shell-branded sites to PMG Northern Virginia LLC, a newly formed entity created by Fairfax, Va.-based Petroleum...

Quick Chek celebrated the grand opening of its newest storeits 121stin Ramsey, N.J., this past Monday.
Carl Bolch Jr. says "Retail Leader" award a tribute to employees, family.
7-Eleven revisits Simpsons; corporate stores to carry Playboy with Marge on cover
Plans start at $30 a month; nationwide rollout begins Oct. 18
But look for opportunity in lower-priced, higher-frequency categories: NPD
Retailer testing Del Monte plastic stay-fresh wrap on bananas
"Value" retailers seize the recession to grow store count, same-store sales.

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