General Merchandise

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Kimberly Bolin

Kimberly Bolin

Bolin has been acting president, CEO since February

RESTON, Va. -- The executive committee of the Convenience Distribution Association (CDA) has announced Kimberly Bolin as the group's new president and CEO. Bolin has been acting as the interim president and CEO since Feb. 19. Bolin is in her seventh year with Reston, Va.-based CDA and was its...

Allegedly fake Oakley sunglasses

Allegedly fake Oakley sunglasses

Eyewear company suing convenience-store franchisee for selling alleged knockoffs

SAN DIEGO -- ZZ Top may recommend that you “get yourself some cheap sunglasses,” but the courts may disagree. Oakley Inc. is suing Treasure Franchise Co. LLC, an ampm franchisee with convenience stores in California, Nevada and Arizona, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of...

What consumer packaged goods brands do consumers trust the most?

NEW YORK -- Sixty-eight percent of American shoppers will try new products from the brands they trust most, and 67% try to purchase their trusted brand names on sale rather than buy generic or store-brand versions. Yet 43% now say they are less loyal to brands than they were in the past, said...

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