General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Sales of products with organization's logo will result in donation

MELROSE PARK, Ill. -- Convenience Valet has announced partnership with The Folds of Honor Foundation, a charity that provides scholarships to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled in service to America. Of the more than one million dependents adversely affected by deployments,...

April Anslinger

April Anslinger

CPG vet will serve as chief growth officer

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Schwan’s Consumer Brands Inc. has announced that April Anslinger is joining the company as senior vice president and chief growth officer. In this role, Anslinger will be responsible for all sales, marketing and customer development functions for Schwan’s Consumer Brands, a...

How to market to the different HBC consumer segments and maximize profits

Brought to you by Lil’ Drug Store Products. Success in retail is more than price, value and assortment. It involves the psychology behind a shopper’s motives and purchases. This is especially true for convenience-store retailers looking to sell more health and beauty care (HBC) products, but it’s...

Love affair with canned-meat brand, local c-store staple, continues
31 states prohibit possession, purchase, sale, distribution, manufacture, use
Suppliers elect CSP’s inaugural Category Manager of the Year award winners
Survey examines total cost of 16 core food items
IRI New Product Pacesetters cater to consumers’ different needs, wants and priorities
How customization—in marketing, advertising and consumer reach—will drive future retail
Iconic chain celebrates 52 years of convenience retailing