General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

And the hits just keep on coming as Slurpee rocks out with virtual "Battle of the Bands"

DALLAS -- Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI Music are releasing the original Beatles catalogue, which has been digitally remastered for the first time, on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 (09-09-09), the same date as the release of The Beatles: Rock Band videogame. More than 2,200 7-Eleven stores will carry the...

Will recruit, maintain panelists for consumer shopping panels

CHICAGO & NEW YORK -- Information Resources Inc. (IRI) and The Nielsen Co. have formed a U.S. production joint venture to recruit, maintain and process data from a common set of households to support the Nielsen Homescan and IRI Consumer Network panels, which will continue to be operated by...

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.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- 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. On July 20, Jacob's grandchildren visited Eby's Montgomery, Ill., distribution center to tour the facilities and share...

A Convenient Cycle offers bike accessories, repairs, snacks, more
Edible departments saw greatest uptick in dollar, unit sales
New deals to expand reach of DVD kiosks, new lawsuits
Bill Remke was inducted into the Kentucky Grocers Association and Kentucky Association of Convenience Stores Hall of Fame in July.
New agency expected to help Walgreen design more effective promotions
Holliday responsible for managing research firm's retailer, wholesaler partnerships.
Eby-Brown has announced that Geoff Reinig has been appointed to the position of vice president of sales for the Michigan Division.

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