General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

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

Nine retailers, chosen by their supplier partners, win this year’s prestigious award

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- They are the tireless CEOs of their categories, leveraging instinct, insight and intelligence to drive traffic, loyalty and sales. As the leading provider of category insights in the convenience-retailing industry, CSP magazine is proud to announce the winners of the 2017...

Unilever rejects $143 billion bid, saying it 'fundamentally undervalues' the company

LONDON and CHICAGO -- Unilever has rejected a $143 billion purchase offer by Kraft Heinz, which would have been the largest takeover ever in the food or beverage industry. A successful bid would have created a consumer-goods giant with brands such as Dove and Heinz ketchup under the same umbrella...

How a discount chain does convenience

Consumers might not always venture into convenience stores specifically for health and beauty care items, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need them.
Deal covers nearly 800 retail outlets in 18 states

CPG spending trends among African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic millennials, according to new research from Nielsen

C-store distributor extends channel reach in five states
Expanded agreement includes distribution for newly acquired Xtra Mart locations

A look at a few of these grocery trends and how they might manifest in your stores.