General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Signs deal with Michelin Americas Truck Tires

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. and Michelin Americas Truck Tires have signed a cooperative agreement that will expand service to the trucking industry. Beginning in May 2008, Love's Travel Stops will feature Michelin truck tires and related products and will begin...

Racetrac offering free Mother's Day mug, spa contest

ATLANTA -- For the second year in a row, RaceTrac will honor Moms by offering its customers a free 22-oz. coffee mug featuring a special Mother's Day design. On May 3, 2008, customers can stop by any of the 242 RaceTrac locations in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Texas and pick up one free Mother'...

Retailer staging Innovation Day for vendors to showcase products, ideas

DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc. is looking for the next Slurpee beverage, portable grill product, eco-friendly packaging, kid-appealing toy or whiz-bang prepaid service at an invitation-only Innovation Day. The convenience retail giant is asking suppliers, vendors and manufacturers to apply to participate...

Tick Tactic tick removal, first-aid kit available in c-stores
Maine first state to make the move
Grocer Hy-Vee Inc. will near convenience-store territory with a new, smaller store planned for Lincoln, Neb.
Walgreens fine tunes proprietary offerings, adds clothing line
But store counts on rise in many retail channels, including c-stores
Quality mission accomplished; innovation, creativity needed
…is what's boosting CPG business.