General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.
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Retailer seeks grocery, general merchandise and HBC manufacturers

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. -- Dollar General Corp. will hold its first Innovation and Supplier Diversity Summit in April as it aims to pair new vendors with buyers and category managers. The discount retailer is inviting new suppliers—and ones it hasn’t worked with in the past 18 months—that sell items...

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Adds new category-management role to meet demand for fresh and healthier products

YORK, Pa. -- Local products are about to get a boost at Rutter’s , which has created a new position focused on searching for products closer to home. Cheri Booth, formerly foodservice quality assurance manager, is now the convenience-store chain’s fresh and local category manager, a position...

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184 booths will feature 288 manufacturers showcasing 460 products and concepts

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- S. Abraham & Sons Inc. (SAS) will host its 32nd annual Vendor Exhibit & Trade Show on Feb. 22 and 23 at DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. The exhibit opens at 9 a.m. for convenience-store chains and at 2 p.m. for all customers. It continues the...

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Flexibility key to retailer success as electric-vehicle hurdle nears, industry veteran says
Lil' Drug cold and flu products
While no one wants to get sick during the winter, it’s inevitable for many consumers. Here are a few strategies to employ, as well as a few products to consider stocking, to help thrive through these tough few months.
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Familiar face in food-distribution sales moves on to the next stage of his career
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Survey shows optimism for healthy food and gas sales to rise, while recruiting employees will remain a challenge
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Jungmann's previous experience includes leadership roles for Kraft Foods, Solo Cup and SuperValu.
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New role puts SVP in charge of strategic direction and customer relationship management for all customers .
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1 in 5 consumers see retailer as a destination for groceries