General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Hard discount provides opportunity for convenience-store entrepreneurs

Brought to you by Save-A-Lot. The hard-discount, limited-assortment grocery format has been expanding rapidly for several years in the United States and making gains in capturing market share with its rock-bottom prices and convenient shopping experience. Save-A-Lot is one of the largest hard-...

Bob Gamgort Pinnacle Keurig

Bob Gamgort

Candy, CPG vet departing Pinnacle Foods for beverage system company

WATERBURY, Vt. & Parsippany, N.J. -- Keurig Green Mountain Inc., a leader in single-serve coffee and beverage technologies, has announced the appointment of Robert J. Gamgort as CEO effective May 2, 2016. He currently serves as CEO of consumer packaged goods (CPG) provider Pinnacle Foods Inc...

On-the-go meal replacements, supplements now available at several chains

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Freeman Formula, a brand that develops nutritional products for business professionals and active people, announced that its Complete Meal and Upgrade products are available at more than 100 convenience stores in New York. “With Freeman Formula Complete Meal and Upgrade now...

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
Addition of two distribution centers will greatly expand wholesaler’s reach
Becomes single source for open- , closed-loop cards
Discounter plans to expand pilot of 6,000-square-foot units
Top 11 paid athletes who endorse products found in convenience stores