General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

CSP announces winners of fifth-annual retailer-choice competition

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Innovation rarely takes a holiday. That 's evident by observing the high degree of new flavors, packaging and overall consumer-friendly attributes that make up the 39 winners of the fifth-annual Retailer Choice Best New Products contest. This year 's products, rolled out between...

Jones of S&D Coffee joins Kraft exec as chair-elect

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Brad Heetland, region vice president for Kraft Foods Global Inc., leads the 2008-09 NACS Supplier Board for the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). In addition, Jennie Jones, vice president/director of marketing convenience stores for S&D Coffee Inc., was named...

Billboards, merchandise mix, more create cult following for Buc-ee's

HOUSTON -- Perhaps more than any other Texas store, Buc-ee's implores people to use its bathrooms, said The Houston Chronicle . Near the Louisiana border, a billboard says: "Only 262 Miles to Buc-ee's. You can Hold It." Another one reads: "Restrooms So Clean We Leave Mints in the Urinals." The idea...

"Tremendous growth opportunity for the convenience channel".
Drugstore chain doesn't want to appear partisan with merchandise selection.
Station/c-store catering to off-roaders opening in Lenwood, Calif.; will carry gear
To beat high gas prices, shoppers turning to c-stores, drug stores for groceries
7-Eleven Inc. opened football season with a promotion in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Madden NFL Football videogames and the release of Madden NFL 09.
NACS benchmarking tool summarizes industry 's 2007 data.
Retailer to carry online entertainment payment cards