General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Services helping companies sort through sales data, more

HOUSTON -- The NPD Group, a leading market research company, is now offering advanced analytic services to help automotive aftermarket and petroleum companies make informed business decisions and implement effective revenue generating strategies. The new services integrate multiple data sources...

Ray Stevens' new CD a Pilot Travel Centers exclusive

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Songwriter and recording artist Ray Stevens, best know for the 1973 novelty song "The Streak," recently released a new CD, One for the Road . The 15-song collection is available at retail exclusively at Pilot Travel Centers throughout the summer. Stevens' new collection is a...

Places greater emphasis on grocery, local favorites

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Mass merchandiser Meijer is rolling out a smaller-format, grocery-focused store in the Chicago suburb of Niles, Ill. The new store will be 102,000 square feet, about half the size of most Meijer supercenters. The store, which is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2010...

The National Grocers Association and FMS Solutions have released the 2009 Independent Grocers Survey.
Consumer packaged goods industry weathering tough economic climate
New book, Remembering Harry Kalas, goes on sale exclusively at Wawa
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