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General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

A Convenient Cycle offers bike accessories, repairs, snacks, more

PORTLAND, Ore. -- When 30-year-old Edwin Skaug realized convenience stores aren't exactly convenient for people who ride bicycles (they typically lack bike parking and they don't sell any bike essentials), he figured he'd open one up that was. The result, reported , is his new...

Edible departments saw greatest uptick in dollar, unit sales

NEW YORK -- Consumers are continuing to purchase private-label products at an increasing rate, according to new research from The Nielsen Co. Its study, "U.S. Store Brand Development," found that both private-label dollar and unit sales significantly increased for the 52-week period ending July 11...

New deals to expand reach of DVD kiosks, new lawsuits

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- Redbox Automated Retail LLC is flooding Wal-Mart, McDonald's, 7-Eleven, Circle K, Walgreens and other retail, supermarket, convenience store and drug store chains with kiosks that rent the latest DVDs of Hollywood blockbusters for just $1 a day. That combination of low...

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.
Services helping companies sort through sales data, more
Ray Stevens' new CD a Pilot Travel Centers exclusive.
Places greater emphasis on grocery, local favorites