General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.
grocery store

NACS, NGA align fall convenience-store, grocery-industry events

ALEXANDRIA and ARLINGTON, Va. -- In a strategic partnership that brings together small-format and independent retailers to explore emerging trends in foodservice, consumer packaged goods (CPG), retail motor fuels, consumer-facing technologies and operating best practices, the National Grocers...

customers grocery shopping

Supermarkets are increasingly competing with c-stores for occasions when consumers purchase a small number of items

Convenience Valet

Consumer products distributor names new regional sales manager

MELROSE PARK, Ill. -- Gina Simmons has joined Convenience Valet to drive sales growth in the Southeast for the distributor of trial- and travel-sized consumer products. She brings more than 20 years’ experience in sales, growth and knowledge of the convenience-store channel. Simmons started her...

Food trucks

Get feet in the door and boost incremental sales with food trucks, cookouts and other seasonal surprises

Products variety
CSP to recognize supplier innovation in 14th annual contest
Family Fare c-store
Food distributor elects David Staples to succeed Dennis Eidson .
Lil' Drug Store
C-store veteran brings channel acumen to HBC supplier
Grocery shopping

Retailers, suppliers, consultants and other speakers offered data, insights and strategy in multiple convenience-store product categories during CRU17

Category Manager of the Year
Nine retailers, chosen by their supplier partners, win this year’s prestigious award
Unilever logo
Unilever rejects $143 billion bid, saying it 'fundamentally undervalues' the company.