General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.
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How the high-profile merger will change consumption in America

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New partnership will result in discounts on tobacco, foodservice and grocery products

NORMAN, Okla. -- Convenience Store Alliance (CSA), a buying program that helps independent convenience-store operators nationwide compete with large chain stores, has entered into a new partnership with Doyles Sheehan, a distributor of foodservice, convenience and grocery products to customers in...

ICE, HSI, DEA, IRS, police participate in investigation into synthetic drug, illegal cigarette sales
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Establishes Midwest foothold, provides additional foodservice expertise
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Convenience channel jumps on latest toy craze
Category Manager of the Year
CSP is calling on suppliers to submit names within six key c-store categories .
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.