General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

C-store chains make list of largest U.S., Canadian food retailers, wholesalers

NEW YORK -- The 75 largest food retailers and wholesalers in the United States and Canada combined to produce $893.08 billion in revenues in 2008, up 7.6% over their total in the preceding year, according to a report by Supermarket News . 7-Eleven and Wawa, the only pure-play convenience retailers...

Walmart shuts down small-format's website, dedicates brand to new fresh-foods products

PHOENIX -- Walmart Stores Inc. has eliminated its website for the four Marketside (now named Marketside by Walmart) small-format grocery and fresh-foods markets it operates in the Phoenix market and replaced it with a single webpage introducing the company's new line of Marketside store brand foods...

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
Convenience distributor promotes McPherson, Murray, Hobson
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.