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General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Will recruit, maintain panelists for consumer shopping panels

CHICAGO & NEW YORK -- Information Resources Inc. (IRI) and The Nielsen Co. have formed a U.S. production joint venture to recruit, maintain and process data from a common set of households to support the Nielsen Homescan and IRI Consumer Network panels, which will continue to be operated by...

More than 120 years ago, Eby-Brown, a leading consumer products distributor to convenience stores, was founded by two men named Jacob Eby and Peter Michels.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- More than 120 years ago, Eby-Brown, a leading consumer products distributor to convenience stores, was founded by two men named Jacob Eby and Peter Michels. On July 20, Jacob's grandchildren visited Eby's Montgomery, Ill., distribution center to tour the facilities and share...

A Convenient Cycle offers bike accessories, repairs, snacks, more

PORTLAND, Ore. -- When 30-year-old Edwin Skaug realized convenience stores aren't exactly convenient for people who ride bicycles (they typically lack bike parking and they don't sell any bike essentials), he figured he'd open one up that was. The result, reported BikePortland.org , is his new...

Edible departments saw greatest uptick in dollar, unit sales
New deals to expand reach of DVD kiosks, new lawsuits
Bill Remke was inducted into the Kentucky Grocers Association and Kentucky Association of Convenience Stores Hall of Fame in July.
New agency expected to help Walgreen design more effective promotions
Holliday responsible for managing research firm's retailer, wholesaler partnerships.
Eby-Brown has announced that Geoff Reinig has been appointed to the position of vice president of sales for the Michigan Division.
Services helping companies sort through sales data, more

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