General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Hard-discount format provides a different opportunity for c-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 it’s making gains in capturing market share with rock-bottom prices and convenient shopping experience. Save-A-Lot is one of the largest hard-...

Names c-store HBC supplier as 2016 Category Manager of the Year

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Convenience-store retailer Kum & Go LC has named convenience-store health and beauty care (HBC) supplier Lil’ Drug Store Products as its 2016 Category Manager of the Year. Lil’ Drug Store Products worked closely with Kum & Go category manager Richard Ginther to...

Taking a cue from 'what the customer wants'

To stay competitive, c-stores should tap into these ideas driving rival channel

Which retailers, suppliers, rivals rose and fell in annual ranking?

Cleanliness leaves a lasting first impression
Polls open for retailers to elect winners for 2016 in 26 categories
Kellogg, Oberto veteran joins distributor
Facility will fuel company’s regional expansion
Working with county health department to increase access to fruits, vegetable, more