General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

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...

Jeffrey Ettinger Hormel

Jeffrey Ettinger

Company also makes Best for Vets Employers list for fourth straight year

AUSTIN, Minn. -- Hormel Foods Corp. has announced that Jeffrey M. Ettinger, chairman and CEO of Hormel Foods, has been named one of the World’s Best CEOs by Barron’s. Ettinger was among 30 CEOs selected by the publication’s editors and writers based on a history of strong leadership over a lengthy...

Mike Filiatreau

Mike Filiatreau

Distributor of convenience-store general merchandise expands team

MILAN, Ill. -- Lynco Products has announced the addition of Mike Filiatreau as vice president of sales for the company's Northeast region. Lynco Products is a privately owned full-service distributor and importer of impulse, convenience and automotive products and general merchandise. It serves the...

Act to comply with Vt. law, while speaking out against state-by-state labeling regs
Hard discount provides opportunity for convenience-store entrepreneurs
Candy, CPG vet departing Pinnacle Foods for beverage system company
On-the-go meal replacements, supplements now available at several chains
NRF expects Easter spending to set 13-year survey high
COO relinquishes acting chief financial officer role
Small-format specialty grocer joins other well-known retail, consumer brands