General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Goodyear tires, retreads now available at 39 Pilot facilities

AKRON, Ohio -- Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems said that it is expanding its on-highway service network through a relationship with Bosselman's Boss Truck Shops. And while Goodyear national account customers benefit from the new relationship with Boss Truck Shops, so do those involved in Goodyear'...

NACS and CSP renew State of the Industry partnership for another four years

ALEXANDRIA, Va., and OAK BROOK, Ill. -- NACS and CSP Information Group Inc. have renewed their long-term agreement for the annual NACS State of the Industry Summit that names CSP the event's exclusive media partner. Under terms of the agreement, NACS will produce the State of the Industry Summitthe...

New ad rep examines marketing opportunities

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Ricker Oil Co., the operator of 32 BP ampm convenience stores and fuel stations in the Indianapolis area, has named Publicis Indianapolis as its advertising agency of record. Publicis Indianapolis will assist Ricker with branding and marketing initiatives, with a focus on local...

Norfolk, Va., c-store task force seizes drug paraphernalia, untaxed cigarettes, more
Represent major retail opportunity; driving current uptick in popularity of private label
Drug chain outlines five consumer segments, aims to better meet their needs
Food, drink makers changing packaging to grab consumers' eyeballs.
IRI reveals top food, beverage, nonfood CPG new products
Retailers look for new-product potential and growth at Prepaid Expo
A tightening economy has pushers of prepaid cash cards circling a growing market that's without bank accounts and credit cards.