General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Pennsylvania's S & E Sales takes top title

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Lil' Drug Store Products Inc., after a year of continued sales and profit expansion in 2008, has announced that S & E Sales, the company's representative in Pennsylvania, has been selected as Lil' Drug Store Products National Broker of the Year. In addition, the company...

Brand-name food makers team up with retailers for private-label combo displays

NORTHFIELD, Ill. -- Seeking to combat stiffer competition from cheaper store brands, big-name food manufacturers, including Kraft Foods Inc. and General Mills Inc., are joining forces with retailers to promote their brands alongside private-label goods, reported The Wall Street Journal . In the...

Sports Illustrated and Alliance teamed up to offer a poster of racing superstar Danica Patrick with the purchase of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

DALLAS -- Sports Illustrated and Alliance, a RockTenn company, have teamed up to offer a Brand Graphiti peel-and-stick poster of racing superstar Danica Patrick with the purchase of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. The 10-inch by 13-inch posters of the IndyCar Series driver, Danica...

Forrest City Grocery will add 50 jobs with purchase of Galler Wholesale
Nash Finch Co. has completed its previously announced acquisition of certain assets from GSC Enterprises Inc.
Virginia, Arkansas considering bans on novelty products that could attract children
Seattle area is test market for Ink Paper Scissors 'mini marts'.
Idaho-based c-store merchandise distributor cites poor economy
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

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