General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

NPD: Nearly every U.S. household consumes private-label, store-brand foods

CHICAGO -- Tough economic times have certainly been a boon for private-label foods and beverages, but according to market research firm The NPD Group, private-label usage has been growing over the last decade. According to a new NPD report, Private-Label Perceptions, Usage Patterns & Intentions...

Church Point Wholesale has announced the acquisition of CONCO Food Distributors' Convenience Store Wholesale Division.

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Church Point Wholesale has announced the acquisition of CONCO Food Distributors' Convenience Store Wholesale Division, reported The Opelousas Daily World . Jack Casanova, president of Church Point Wholesale, said the acquisition adds hundreds of new chain and independent customers...

DePinto describes how customers are altering buying habits based on poor economy

DALLAS -- Commenting on how the economic downturn is affecting convenience store sales and consumer purchasing habits, 7-Eleven Inc. CEO Joe DePinto told The Dallas Morning News that customers are buying fewer six- and 12-packs of beer, choosing instead better-value 18-packs. Stores are making room...

HBC offers great opportunity to prop up profits as other categories mature
Honors A-B, Perfetti Van Melle, Rayovac, Boyd, Lance, Swisher, Eby-Brown, more
Goodyear tires, retreads now available at 39 Pilot facilities
New ad rep examines marketing opportunities
NACS and CSP renew State of the Industry partnership for another four years
Norfolk, Va., c-store task force seizes drug paraphernalia, untaxed cigarettes, more
Represent major retail opportunity; driving current uptick in popularity of private label

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