General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.
Fidget Spinners 7-Eleven

Convenience channel jumps on latest toy craze

IRVING, Texas -- 7‑Eleven Inc. is among the many convenience-store chains selling fidget spinners, it has announced. Fidget spinners are “the popular new toy designed to calm nerves, ease anxiety and provide hours of entertainment.” Ready-made for point-of-purchase impulse buys, fidget spinners are...

Category Manager of the Year

CSP is calling on suppliers to submit names within six key c-store categories

CHICAGO -- Category managers are a driving force behind the ongoing growth of the convenience-store industry. Their relationships with vendors, knowledge of trends and overall category insights keep the industry relevant, competitive and breaking in-store sales records year after year. The third...

CSP Category Manager of the Year

Second annual awards honor the industry’s true analysts

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Entrepreneur, CMN founder dies at 76
Drugs on shelf
Successful retailers often take a fresh look at the Health and Beauty Care (HBC) assortment and are willing to try new approaches to convenience store merchandising strategy.
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Convenience distributor expands its annual trade show to reach growing East Coast customer base
Cruisers Gas Station
Cruisers convenience-store chain signs on with local distributor
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NACS, NGA align fall convenience-store, grocery-industry events
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Supermarkets are increasingly competing with c-stores for occasions when consumers purchase a small number of items

Convenience Valet
Consumer products distributor names new regional sales manager