General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

The National Grocers Association and FMS Solutions have released the 2009 Independent Grocers Survey.

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The National Grocers Association (NGA) and FMS Solutions have released the 2009 Independent Grocers Survey, a financial and operational review of the independent retail grocery industry. This year's survey showed retailers have improved their gross margins and their bottom lines...

Consumer packaged goods industry weathering tough economic climate

WASHINGTON -- The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry performed significantly better than the rest of the market in 2008, as measured by the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Averages, besting both by at least 10 points, according to a report released earlier this month by the Grocery...

New book, Remembering Harry Kalas, goes on sale exclusively at Wawa

WAWA, Pa. -- Wawa Inc. said that beginning today, it convenience stores will begin exclusively selling a book honoring the life of famed Philadelphia Phillies announcer Harry Kalas, entitled Remembering Harry Kalas: Wonderful Stories from Friends Celebrating a Great Life . Kalas served almost four...

nFinanSe Inc. said that it is reducing the retail price of its Reloadable Prepaid Card to $3 from $5.95, effective July 1.
Royal Buying Group Inc. has partnered with Staples Advantage,the division of office products company Staples, serving medium to large-sized organizations.
Retailer adds Pay As You Go digital entertainment products
C-store sales group sees swfit revenue ramp-up
A miniature space shuttle and accompanying tractor trailer transport are blasting off as part of Hess Corporation's collectible Miniature Truck series.
And Seven & i bringing "Seven Premium" label to U.S. 7-Eleven stores.
Discount merchandiser adding food to capture traffic from Wal-Mart, other retailers

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