General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

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.

Brought to you by Lil’ Drug Store Products. 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. As a growing number of consumers—especially millennials—are visiting c-stores for more than just snacks...

Deal covers nearly 800 retail outlets in 18 states

CINCINNATI -- The Kroger Co. has forged a service agreement with convenience-store, grocery and foodservice distributor McLane Co. Inc. covering its 787 c-stores in 18 states. “We look forward to our partnership with McLane and the company’s ability to support our continued focus on the products...

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.

Along with the colder temperatures comes with the potential for sneezes and sniffles. Yet, there are ways c-stores can help both customers and staff stay healthy during this time of year.
Upbeat outlook will lead to more driving, spending during the upcoming holidays: report

Results from American Farm Bureau Federation’s 31st annual informal price survey of the classic holiday menu

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