General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Announces plans to open warehouse club for products from Mexico in 2009

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Sam's Club announced plans yesterday during the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Annual Analyst Conference to open a membership warehouse club with an expanded assortment of imported products from Mexico. To be called Mas Club, it is slated to open during the first half of 2009 in Houston...

Broker to market sun block, lip care, hand care lines to c-stores

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Bahama Bo's Inc. has chosen national convenience store broker TNT Marketing to market its sun block, lip care and hand care product line to convenience stores nationally. Bahama Bo's sun care line is available in several varieties, from lotion to continuous spray to a sun block...

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