General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Suppliers can help choose finalists for CSP’s 2017 award across nine key c-store categories

CHICAGO -- CSP magazine has been busy tabulating and reviewing nomination votes for the second annual Category Manager of the Year award. As the leading provider of category insights in the convenience and retail-marketing industry, this one-of-a-kind award recognizes the best and brightest...

Ard named chair-elect

ATLANTA -- Brad McGuinness, senior vice president of global petroleum systems for Verifone, has been named 2016-2017 chairman of the NACS Supplier Board. In addition, Jay Ard, vice president of national sales for convenience retail, The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, has been named chair-elect and will...

Despite election uncertainty, retailers optimistic for fourth quarter

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- More than two in three convenience-store retailers (69%) say that in-store sales in the first nine months of 2016 were higher than the same period last year, according to a NACS survey. And three in five (60%) say that motor fuels sales were higher compared to the nine months of...

Brick-and-mortar stores are just the latest way the e-commerce giant threatens the convenience channel

The industry’s most significant new-product awards to be presented at the NACS Show
Hill becoming vice chair of the board
Mac’s affiliate in western Canada adding energy tab to merchandise mix
C-store distributor also launches Center for Category Innovation
Regional association partners with convenience distributor

The trends we expect to see rise from the annual convenience-store trade show.