General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Virginia, Arkansas considering bans on novelty products that could attract children

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia is considering legislation to restrict the sale of toy-shaped novelty lighters, said a report by the Capitol News Service. State Delegate Matt Lohr (R) has proposed a bill that would ban sale of the lighters to minors. According to Lohr, children under the age of 5 account...

Seattle area is test market for Ink Paper Scissors 'mini marts'

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- OfficeMax Inc. has launched a new store concept that is designed to emulate a convenience store for office supplies and copies. The company has targeted the greater Seattle area for its new "Ink Paper Scissors by OfficeMax" stores. The new stores are located in Mukilteo, Bothell...

Idaho-based c-store merchandise distributor cites poor economy

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - Slusser Wholesale Co. in Idaho Falls, Idaho, is closing their doors after 65 years of business, according to a report by Localnews8-TV. The company said it is due to the failing economy. It is unknown at this time how many people will be losing their jobs. The company offers...

Nielsen says new consumer mantra is "if you can't eat it, you don't need it".
Retailer spills beans on high prices, inside sales
New store affirms small city's value: mayor.
Retailer offering PayByCash's online multiplayer game prepaid card.
The Terrible Herbst convenience store chain is featuring Gamma Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s Jugular brand energy products and promotions. .
C-stores, other retailers trying to meet demandfor commemorative items
Human resources tales and strategies from airport retailer Hudson Booksellers