General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Chain's fortunes mirroring those of c-store industry, Keyes tells TheStreet

NEW YORK -- Blockbuster is listingand former convenience store executive Jim Keyes, CEO, did not attempt to deny it during an interview with TheStreet.com , the financial website said. Competition from Netflix and Coinstar's Redbox has intensified, stealing market share away from Blockbuster and...

Showcases products made by minority-owned businesses

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Drug store chain Walgreens has introduced the Community Corner program designed to highlight the successes of minority-owned businesses. This first-of-its-kind supplier diversity initiative is designed to allow consumers to easily identify and purchase products produced by...

Lighter makers in asset purchase deal

BRADFORD, Pa. -- Zippo Manufacturing Co., Bradford, Pa., has announced that the company has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Ronson Consumer Products Corp., Woodbridge, N.J., and Ronson Corp. of Canada Ltd.; and certain related assets of Ronson Corp. Zippo is a major...

BP Products North America has entered into a five-year contract with Core-Mark International.
Supply-chain service company will help truckstop group face today's challenges.
Study outlines six types of shoppers for c-store retailers to focus on
C-store retailers can captivate more audiences by meeting and exceeding basic needs
Conference to include trade show, education, networking
Good Day Wisconsin features Express Convenience Centers
Indy grocery distributor buys c-store supplier

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