General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Consumers shopping, spending more at small-format value retailers

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Consumers are shopping and spending more at dollar stores and other small-format value retailers compared with a year ago. And, despite an improving economy, most dollar store shoppers will continue to patronize dollar stores and will spend more than they did last year, reported...

Also plans to sell more liquor

MINNEAPOLIS -- In a move likely to trouble some grocery and convenience store rivals, Target Corp. said last week it will more than double its food offerings in its new and remodeled general merchandise stores, reported the Chicago Tribune. For the year ending January 29, Target had 1,308 stores...

Nearly 50% of poll respondents stock fruit

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Almost half of the convenience store retailers who responded to a series of CSP Daily News polls are cashing in on the nationwide trend toward healthy eating by stocking fruit in their stores. Following a report from The NPD Group stating that kids ages 2 to 12 prefer fruit as a...

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