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General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Nielsen says new consumer mantra is "if you can't eat it, you don't need it"

NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- Consumers nationwide have been forced to alter their behavior and spending patterns due to the weak economy in 2008. But, specifically, just how are they coping? Based on its research in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) category, The Nielsen Co. predicts that "cash will be king...

Retailer spills beans on high prices, inside sales

NEW YORK -- It's been quite a year as far as fuel prices are concerned. From a high north of $4 a gallon all the way down to a sub-$2 a gallon, motorists can be forgiven for wondering what the heck is going on in one of the least avoidable places to do business-the gas station. In an effort to...

New store affirms small city's value: mayor

ESSEX, Iowa -- Approximately 150 people braved the elements to attend the grand opening of a new Casey's General Store on Dec. 18 in the small city of Essex, Iowa (population about 800). On behalf of the city, Mayor Russ Hilker welcomed the Casey's General Store to the town and commended the faith...

Retailer offering PayByCash's online multiplayer game prepaid card.
The Terrible Herbst convenience store chain is featuring Gamma Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Jugular brand energy products and promotions. .
C-stores, other retailers trying to meet demandfor commemorative items
Human resources tales and strategies from airport retailer Hudson Booksellers
A police raid on several gas stations in a suburb of Atlanta last week uncovered what investigators called an illegal gambling operation.
FMI to launches private-brand initiative
Intends to become destination for videogames, prepaid game cards