General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Consumer packaged goods industry weathering tough economic climate

WASHINGTON -- The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry performed significantly better than the rest of the market in 2008, as measured by the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Averages, besting both by at least 10 points, according to a report released earlier this month by the Grocery...

New book, Remembering Harry Kalas, goes on sale exclusively at Wawa

WAWA, Pa. -- Wawa Inc. said that beginning today, it convenience stores will begin exclusively selling a book honoring the life of famed Philadelphia Phillies announcer Harry Kalas, entitled Remembering Harry Kalas: Wonderful Stories from Friends Celebrating a Great Life . Kalas served almost four...

nFinanSe Inc. said that it is reducing the retail price of its Reloadable Prepaid Card to $3 from $5.95, effective July 1.

TAMPA, Fla. -- nFinanSe Inc. said that it is reducing the retail price of its Reloadable Prepaid Card to $3 from $5.95, effective July 1. The company said the reduction matches a change that Wal-Mart announced recently when it reduced the price of its reloadable card from $8.94 to $3. After the...

Royal Buying Group Inc. has partnered with Staples Advantage,the division of office products company Staples, serving medium to large-sized organizations.
Retailer adds Pay As You Go digital entertainment products
C-store sales group sees swfit revenue ramp-up
A miniature space shuttle and accompanying tractor trailer transport are blasting off as part of Hess Corporation's collectible Miniature Truck series.
And Seven & i bringing "Seven Premium" label to U.S. 7-Eleven stores.
Discount merchandiser adding food to capture traffic from Wal-Mart, other retailers
Features displays of sanitizers, medicines; other retailers taking precautions

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