General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

31 states prohibit possession, purchase, sale, distribution, manufacture, use

SAN FRANCISCO -- Consumer watchdog group Alcohol Justice has reported that 31 states have now legislated or regulated complete bans on powdered alcohol, and California is on the way to a ban, it said. The California Assembly unanimously passed AB 1554. A companion bill, SB 819, unanimously passed...

Suppliers elect CSP’s inaugural Category Manager of the Year award winners

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- Convenience-store industry suppliers came out in droves to cast their votes for CSP’s inaugural Category Manager of the Year Awards . The last of the nearly 1,500 ballots has been counted and CSP has called each of the eight category winners in an industry-first award. The...

Survey examines total cost of 16 core food items

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- Market baskets are experiencing a slight dip. And lower retail prices of several foods, including salad, orange juice, shredded cheddar and ground chuck, are at fault, said Convenience Store Products , citing the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket...

IRI New Product Pacesetters cater to consumers’ different needs, wants and priorities
How customization—in marketing, advertising and consumer reach—will drive future retail
Iconic chain celebrates 52 years of convenience retailing
Simplifies product ingredients, statements
Produces more than 600 million sandwiches per year
Day, Ferguson together to succeed Armstrong in September
Judge requires companies to pay statutory damages for trademark infringement