General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

From headache remedies to nutrition bars, more than 5,000 Americans identified these products as trustrworthy in Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Survey

Stand out from the crowd with a small-business mindset

Brought to you by GasBuddy. Big is a hot word today: think big, go big, win big. But sometimes a small business-style approach is what yields the best results. It’s true: Big chains have many advantages. But what is it about small businesses that consumers find so welcoming and trustworthy? Check...

First woman to hold position has nearly 30 years of industry experience

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Susie Douglas Munson, COO of Douglas Cos., Conway, Ark., will be the Convenience Distribution Association's (CDA) new chair for 2017, the first woman to hold the position in the association’s history, CDA announced. Munson, who received her green jacket symbolizing the position...

Hard-discount format provides a different opportunity for c-store entrepreneurs
Names c-store HBC supplier as 2016 Category Manager of the Year

Taking a cue from 'what the customer wants'

To stay competitive, c-stores should tap into these ideas driving rival channel

Which retailers, suppliers, rivals rose and fell in annual ranking?

Cleanliness leaves a lasting first impression
Polls open for retailers to elect winners for 2016 in 26 categories