General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Online gaming payment card offered in nearly 300 stores

LAVAL, Quebec -- Ultimate Game Card, the prepaid gift card accepted by more than 200 online multiplayer games, is now available in western Canada at 294 Mac's Convenience Stores Inc. By the holiday season, 580 of Mac's eastern stores will also stock Ultimate Game Card. Ultimate Game Card is...

Walgreen Co. outlines new strategic growth plan; will strengthen core business

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Calling itself the "best, most convenient, community-based store network in America," Walgreen Co. outlined at its Analyst Day conference in Chicago a series of strategic initiatives for enhancing the customer experience for shoppers and patients. It also intends to further...

SMA Advisors has announced the sale of its client McCarty-Hull Inc. to grocery and foodservice distributor McLane Co. Inc.

AMARILLO, Texas -- SMA Advisors has announced the sale of its client, Amarillo, Texas-based wholesale distributor McCarty-Hull Inc., to Temple, Texas-based grocery and foodservice distributor McLane Co. Inc. Company officials say they expect a seamless transition that will leave Amarillo managers...

Announces plans to open warehouse club for products from Mexico in 2009
Broker to market sun block, lip care, hand care lines to c-stores
CSP announces winners of fifth-annual retailer-choice competition
Jones of S&D Coffee joins Kraft exec as chair-elect
Billboards, merchandise mix, more create cult following for Buc-ee's.
"Tremendous growth opportunity for the convenience channel".
Drugstore chain doesn't want to appear partisan with merchandise selection.