General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Launches new anti-hangover product

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Lining up a roster of big-name convenience-store chains and distributors in the past year, Life Support Development, a functional shot company, also recently launched a caffeinated Red Label Recovery Shot. The new anti-hangover product features zero grams of sugar, a new berry...

Industry veteran expected to drive sales, marketing and product expansion

MELROSE PARK, Ill. -- Mechanical Servants LLC, doing business as Convenience Valet, has added Marcia Hunt as senior vice president of marketing and business strategy to its team. Hunt brings more than 20 years of experience to Convenience Valet and will actively support the sales, marketing and new...

The latest e-commerce disruptor is attracting popular c-store brands. Should you care?

SEATTLE -- Button, button—who’s got the Amazon Dash Button? Unfortunately, brands in your store. Hershey, for one, established an Ice Breakers dash button in 2015. Other candy and snack brands participating are Mondelez, Wrigley (Orbit gum), Clif Bar, Frito-Lay (Doritos) and Perfetti Van Melle (...

Younger shoppers spreading food purchases across new options
CSP's Steve Holtz checks in with Miss America at the Outlook Leadership Conference in Arizona.
Will represent all c-store sales efforts for energy supplement maker

Online retailer’s proprietary brands gaining market share, report says

A category-by-category breakdown of what's coming to c-stores next

Confirms continuing importance of local, neighborhood retailers
Study shows which channels are winning, which are losing