General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

McLane Co. deal extends through 2008

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- New West Petroleum LLC, a wholesale petroleum distributor and operator of 36 convenience stores in the San Diego and Central California market under the Exxon, Chevron and Shell brands, has entered into a service agreement with McLane Co. Inc. that extends through 2008. Our...

Eby-Brown offers five tips to consider when vendors call

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- New products keep a store from getting stale. They give a retailer a point of differentiation and give consumers a reason to return to a store again and again. But with the small footprints convenience retailers typically work within, it is a challenge to know which new products...

Retailers respond to successful dollar store conceptwith their own

CHICAGO -- More and more, the magic $1 price is popping up in supermarkets, discount chains and convenience stores as retailers react to the phenomenal growth of dollar stores, reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Rooted in the South as a shopping venue that appealed mainly to low-income...

Introduces Spanish PrePaid Starter Kit, bilingual refill cards
Governor supports measure
C-stores, truckstops exempt if they sell small-dose packages
Feinstein seeking support for Combat Meth Act of 2005
As a fundraiser to support severely disabled heroes of the War on Terrorism, Impact Player Partners is offering special red, white and blue wristbands.
Ind. General Assembly OKs bill limiting cold medicine sales
State aims to curb spread of meth labs