General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Discount merchandiser adding food to capture traffic from Wal-Mart, other retailers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Target Corp., under pressure from an activist shareholder, is using fresh foods and other recession-proof groceries as the cornerstone of a plan to quiet criticism and reverse a slide in sales, according to The Wall Street Journal . The Minneapolis-based retailer is pinning its...

Features displays of sanitizers, medicines; other retailers taking precautions

DALLAS -- As the number of U.S. swine (H1N1) flu cases continues to increase, 7-Eleven Inc. said that it is stocking stores with merchandise to help curb the spread of the illness and alleviate the disease's symptoms, which are similar to seasonal influenza. A Kraft/ CSP Daily News last week asked...

Changing times could mean retailers held as liable as manufacturers for faulty products

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Times are changing when it comes to product liability, and retailers need to be prepared, cautioned Steve Burkhart, vice president and assistant general counsel of BIC Corp. at the seventh annual CSP Leadership, Liability & Crisis Prevention Forum in Louisville, Ky. "When you...

Help offer flexibility, parental control for family-friendly online game
Online multiplayer game cards can be redeemed for virtual currency
IRI: Store brands becoming as familiar, relevant some consumers as national brands
Mintel sees cheap, chic beauty products as top trend in tough economy
NPD: Nearly every U.S. household consumes private-label, store-brand foods
Church Point Wholesale has announced the acquisition of CONCO Food Distributors' Convenience Store Wholesale Division.
DePinto describes how customers are altering buying habits based on poor economy