General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Whole Foods may follow Fresh & Easy in accepting only cash, credit, debit at checkout

LOS ANGELES -- Whole Foods Market Inc. is considering banning the use of personal checks at its grocery stores and this month stopped accepting checks at two stores in Los Angeles County and one in Arizona as a test, according to The Los Angeles Times . Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc.,...

Merrigan brings experience from International Paper, Fleming, Nash Finch

DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc. announces the appointment of Bill Merrigan to serve as vice president of logistics of its 6,200-store chain in the United States and Canada. Merrigan, who was most recently vice president of global supply chain for International Paper in Tennessee, will report to Kevin...

Channel-blurring dollar store concept debuts in N.C. as sector thrives

GASTONIA, N.C. -- The recession is leading to some hitherto rival retail concept combinations. At the new Kingsway Dollar Plus in Gastonia, N.C., consumers can fill up the gasoline tank, pick up some groceries and buy a birthday card and balloon without going to multiple stores, said The Gaston...

SVS to provide instant-issue MasterCard prepaid gift cards
Vote for winners in 5th annual CSP Retailer Choice Best New Products Contest
And the hits just keep on coming as Slurpee rocks out with virtual "Battle of the Bands".
Will recruit, maintain panelists for consumer shopping panels
More than 120 years ago, Eby-Brown, a leading consumer products distributor to convenience stores, was founded by two men named Jacob Eby and Peter Michels.
A Convenient Cycle offers bike accessories, repairs, snacks, more
Edible departments saw greatest uptick in dollar, unit sales