General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Study shows which channels are winning, which are losing

CHICAGO -- Cost-conscious consumers, stepped-up innovation and distribution gains provided a lot of momentum for private-label brands in the early 2000s; however, the stronger economy, falling food prices and the maturation of some important private-label sectors are putting the squeeze on this...

Continues annual tradition despite station divestment

NEW YORK – Although it has jettisoned its retail network, Hess Corp. is still hanging on to tradition. The company has announced that the 2016 Hess toy truck is now available online. While the trucks used to be available in Hess retail outlets, consumers now can purchase the Hess Toy Truck and...

Survey looks at frequency of convenience-store, supermarket visits

MEDIA, Pa. -- Fifty-nine percent of the respondents to a new survey reported that they shop at a convenience store more than once a week, with that number increasing to more than 70% among 18- to 44-year-olds. And 25% of the consumers surveyed reported that they shop in a c-store more or as...

Suppliers to choose top managers across nine vital c-store categories

What will guide c-store retail in the next year?

Tour the NACS Show floor at the speed of sound
Suppliers can help choose finalists for CSP’s 2017 award across nine key c-store categories
Ard named chair-elect
Despite election uncertainty, retailers optimistic for fourth quarter

Brick-and-mortar stores are just the latest way the e-commerce giant threatens the convenience channel