General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Starbucks, vitaminwater, Kashi, Chex Mix most frequently tried new products

BOULDER, Colo. -- Starbucks coffee was the No. 1 brand tried by consumers in the coffee/tea category in January, earning twice as many mentions as No. 2 Dunkin' Donuts coffee and No. 3 Celestial Seasonings tea in a consumer survey conducted by Market Force Information, a provider of customer...

Urban locations, customer loyalty, private label attracted buyer

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- The Walgreen Co. and Duane Reade Holdings Inc. have announced a definitive agreement under which Walgreens will acquire New York City-based drug store chain Duane Reade from affiliates of Oak Hill Capital Partners in a cash transaction for a total enterprise value of $1.075...

7-Elevenconfab to include execs from Heineken, Kraft, Nestle, Sara Lee, more

BETHESDA, Md. -- Marketing executives from at least 20 big brands, including The Clorox Co., H&R Block and Nestle SA will meet at 7-Eleven Inc. headquarters in Dallas on February 24 to examine the rapid evolution of the U.S. Hispanic market and the ways acculturation and other important social...

Consumers choose Wegmans as top supermarket, Costco favorite mass grocer
Convenience retailer opening store in American Airlines Center in Dallas
Chain's fortunes mirroring those of c-store industry, Keyes tells TheStreet.
Showcases products made by minority-owned businesses
BP Products North America has entered into a five-year contract with Core-Mark International.
Lighter makers in asset purchase deal
Supply-chain service company will help truckstop group face today's challenges.