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General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Tesoro Hawaii convenience stores soon will offer postage stamps at face value, according to a report by Pacific Business News.

HONOLULU -- Tesoro Hawaii convenience stores soon will offer postage stamps at face value, according to a report by Pacific Business News . Tesoro Corp. has enrolled 30 of its 2Go convenience stores on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island in the U.S. Postal Service's "Stamps to Go" program that allows...

Mason: Fresh & Easy research missed American price sensitivity; economy slowing growth

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The head of Tesco's U.S. operation, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Stores Inc., said its early market research was mistaken and it may make big changes to the stores, reported U.K. newspaper The Times . "We may have assumed that certain elements of the Fresh & Easy brand...

Fresh produce, WiFi latest in N.Y. retailer's efforts to stay relevant

[Editor's Note: This article is part of CSP's examination of ways retailers stay relevant with today's consumer. For more, watch out for the magazine's March 2009 cover story.] BROCKPORT, N.Y. -- At any one time, Doug Galli of Reid Stores Inc. may be conducting three, four or five field tests,...

Pennsylvania's S & E Sales takes top title.
Brand-name food makers team up with retailers for private-label combo displays
Sports Illustrated and Alliance teamed up to offer a poster of racing superstar Danica Patrick with the purchase of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
Forrest City Grocery will add 50 jobs with purchase of Galler Wholesale
Nash Finch Co. has completed its previously announced acquisition of certain assets from GSC Enterprises Inc.
Virginia, Arkansas considering bans on novelty products that could attract children
Seattle area is test market for Ink Paper Scissors 'mini marts'.

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