General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

One of broadest product promotion in chain's history; game firm's first retail partnership

DALLAS & SAN FRANCISCO -- In one of the broadest product promotions in its history, 7-Eleven Inc. is partnering with Zynga to offer FarmVille-, Mafia Wars- and YoVille-branded items on many of the convenience retailer's products, including Slurpee and Big Gulp drinks in nearly 7,000 stores...

Betz to open three drive-thru c-stores stores in southern N.J.

BROOMALL, Pa. -- Drive-thru convenience concept Swiss Farms has awarded John Betz and his partners its first franchise and multi-unit deal in the state of New Jersey. Rocco Fiorentino, president of Swiss Farms Franchise Co., said this "is the first time we have made Swiss Farms franchises available...

Partners with Game Trading Technologies for program in more than 3,000 stores

DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc., which began selling major new-release video games just over a year ago, is now offering the "Gamers Factory" selection of pre-owned games available in 3,000 U.S. 7-Eleven stores. For the first time, the retailer also will carry games for handheld devices in addition to...

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New distribution deal extends more than 10-year relationship
Also demanding customer refunds
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New gift-card rules mean swap-outs, new placements at retail
"A number of people" asked Stop-N-Go to remove publications.
Three retailers sentenced, to be deported