General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

HBC offers great opportunity to prop up profits as other categories mature

MILFORD, CONN. -- As the share of profits from cigarettes and fuel face imminent declines, and major in-store categories mature, it's a great time to focus on growing "secondary" categories, such as health and beauty care (HBC). This was the message in a recent CSPNetwork CyberConference, "Spring...

Honors A-B, Perfetti Van Melle, Rayovac, Boyd, Lance, Swisher, Eby-Brown, more

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Royal Buying Group Inc. (RBG) has announced the 2008 Vendors of the Year at the 2009 Independent C-Store Expo. RBG grants this award to vendors who provide the highest level of service and programming in their category to Royal Buying Group's chain of independently operated...

Goodyear tires, retreads now available at 39 Pilot facilities

AKRON, Ohio -- Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems said that it is expanding its on-highway service network through a relationship with Bosselman's Boss Truck Shops. And while Goodyear national account customers benefit from the new relationship with Boss Truck Shops, so do those involved in Goodyear'...

New ad rep examines marketing opportunities
NACS and CSP renew State of the Industry partnership for another four years
Norfolk, Va., c-store task force seizes drug paraphernalia, untaxed cigarettes, more
Represent major retail opportunity; driving current uptick in popularity of private label
Food, drink makers changing packaging to grab consumers' eyeballs.
IRI reveals top food, beverage, nonfood CPG new products
Drug chain outlines five consumer segments, aims to better meet their needs