General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

C-store sales group sees swfit revenue ramp-up

CHICAGO -- Convenience store sales organization Royal Buying Group Inc., Lisle, Ill., has been ranked No. 6 in the Crain's Chicago Business "Fast 50" list of the fastest-growing companies by five-year revenue growth. That growth has been pegged at 2,517.7%; the company had 2008 revenue of $167.4...

A miniature space shuttle and accompanying tractor trailer transport are blasting off as part of Hess Corporation's collectible Miniature Truck series.

NEW YORK -- A miniature space shuttle and accompanying tractor trailer transport are blasting off as part of Hess Corporation's collectible Miniature Truck series. Each year, the Miniature Truck series pays tribute to a popular Hess holiday Toy Truck from the past, packing craftsmanship and detail...

And Seven & i bringing "Seven Premium" label to U.S. 7-Eleven stores

WASHINGTON -- 7-Eleven Inc. expects to open 25 convenience stores in the Washington-Baltimore area in 2009, the company told CSP Daily News , adding that it anticipates opening 38 stores in that market in 2010. Real-estate newsletter Bisnow said there are 523 7-Eleven stores in the DC-Baltimore...

Discount merchandiser adding food to capture traffic from Wal-Mart, other retailers
Features displays of sanitizers, medicines; other retailers taking precautions
Changing times could mean retailers held as liable as manufacturers for faulty products
Help offer flexibility, parental control for family-friendly online game
Online multiplayer game cards can be redeemed for virtual currency
IRI: Store brands becoming as familiar, relevant some consumers as national brands
Mintel sees cheap, chic beauty products as top trend in tough economy

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