General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Three retailers sentenced, to be deported

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Three former convenience store employees were sentenced in federal court to prison terms and will be turned over for deportation to the Middle East, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney said Thursday. The three men living in Greenville, N.C., were arrested July 9, 2009, for...

Martin's Food Markets will introduce a new gasoline program, longer store hours and a Bonuscards loyalty-card program in the next several weeks.

RICHMOND, Va. -- Martin's Food Markets will introduce a new gasoline program, longer store hours and a Bonuscards loyalty-card program in the next several weeks as the chain transform the Ukrop's stores it recently purchased to its own nameplate, according to a report in the Richmond Times Dispatch...

Discount chain to offer iconic brand's products

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. -- Dollar General said that it will be the exclusive retailer of Rexall brand products. The discount retailer is adding a wide variety of Rexall brand products to its merchandise assortment. "Rexall spent decades caring for generations of families in communities across the...

IRI says leading products support trends in personalized, conservative shopping
Renews contract for Road King with expanded offering; widens Trucker distribution
NPD: Product mix a primary driver for frequent convenience store shoppers
Information Resources Inc., better known for its acronym IRI, is rebranding itself as SymphonyIRI Group Inc.
New frugality may endure; private label likely to continue to take share from brand
Confront affordability issue, warns industry researcher
Vendors aligned category management resources with distributor

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