General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

A miniature space shuttle and accompanying tractor trailer transport are blasting off as part of Hess Corporation's collectible Miniature Truck series.

NEW YORK -- A miniature space shuttle and accompanying tractor trailer transport are blasting off as part of Hess Corporation's collectible Miniature Truck series. Each year, the Miniature Truck series pays tribute to a popular Hess holiday Toy Truck from the past, packing craftsmanship and detail...

And Seven & i bringing "Seven Premium" label to U.S. 7-Eleven stores

WASHINGTON -- 7-Eleven Inc. expects to open 25 convenience stores in the Washington-Baltimore area in 2009, the company told CSP Daily News , adding that it anticipates opening 38 stores in that market in 2010. Real-estate newsletter Bisnow said there are 523 7-Eleven stores in the DC-Baltimore...

Discount merchandiser adding food to capture traffic from Wal-Mart, other retailers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Target Corp., under pressure from an activist shareholder, is using fresh foods and other recession-proof groceries as the cornerstone of a plan to quiet criticism and reverse a slide in sales, according to The Wall Street Journal . The Minneapolis-based retailer is pinning its...

Features displays of sanitizers, medicines; other retailers taking precautions
Changing times could mean retailers held as liable as manufacturers for faulty products
Help offer flexibility, parental control for family-friendly online game
Online multiplayer game cards can be redeemed for virtual currency
IRI: Store brands becoming as familiar, relevant some consumers as national brands
Mintel sees cheap, chic beauty products as top trend in tough economy
NPD: Nearly every U.S. household consumes private-label, store-brand foods

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