General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

The Terrible Herbst convenience store chain is featuring Gamma Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Jugular brand energy products and promotions.

LAS VEGAS - The Terrible Herbst convenience store chain is featuring Gamma Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Jugular brand energy products and promotions. To service Terrible Herbst outlets, Gamma teamed up with International Wholesale Supply Inc. The products include Energy Gels and Energy Strips. Gamma's...

C-stores, other retailers trying to meet demandfor commemorative items

WASHINGTON -- Americans who can't get quite enough of Barack Obama can share a quiet moment with the popular president-elect each day as they sip their morning brew in a Barack Obama coffee mug. Or, those who don't drink coffee might prefer a pair of Obama cufflinks to dress up their shirtsleeves,...

Human resources tales and strategies from airport retailer Hudson Booksellers

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The working conditions in airport retail aren't for the faint of heart, and they can provide some insight for convenience retailers seeking direction. The high-stress environment can make both hiring and retaining employees a constant challenge. "It's always been difficult...

A police raid on several gas stations in a suburb of Atlanta last week uncovered what investigators called an illegal gambling operation.
FMI to launches private-brand initiative
Intends to become destination for videogames, prepaid game cards
Hess unveils 2008 holiday toy truck
Consumers see house brands as good alternative, willing to pay more
Portion of proceeds benefit St. Jude Thanks & Giving campaign
Downturn in the economy hasn't slowed discounters' growth plans.

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