General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Division manager Branham discusses turnover, market growth and what sets QT apart

WICHITA, Kansas -- Mark Branham might not refill the coffee pots at QuikTrip, but he's as much responsible for the convenience store chain's success in Wichita, Kansas, over the past eight years as anyone, according to a report in the Wichita Eagle . Branham, 47, is the Tulsa, Okla.-based company's...

N.J. town gets its first 7-Eleven

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- With more than 36,000 stores worldwide, 7,900 in North America and 225 in the Garden State, it's a wonder there's never been a 7-Eleven in Hoboken, N.J. Now, for the first time, the iconic convenience store and the birthplace of baseball and Frank Sinatra have converged, according...

Convenience distributor promotes McPherson, Murray, Hobson

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. has announced a change in the roles of three members of its senior executive team. Scott E. McPherson has been named senior vice president of corporate development; Christopher M. Murray has been named senior vice president of the U.S...

7-Eleven sees growth in prepaid gaming cards
Ray L. McGarvey Ph.D., the founder of the Country Fair Store chain of convenience stores in Erie, Pa., died Saturday at age 77.
Chain gets annual boost from last-minute shoppers
Mini fill-in shopping occasion prime for convenience stores, says researcher
Since Nov. 30, 2009, Couche-Tard convenience stores located in Quebec have made Noveko's antiseptic products available to all their customers.
Quality Sign Co., a national sign engineering and manufacturing company, will create signage for all of 7-Eleven Inc.'s new stores across the country.
All American Pet Co. Inc. has announced a product launch strategy with a focus on the drug store and convenience store marketplace.