General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Cleanliness leaves a lasting first impression

Brought to you by Factory Cleaning Equipment. A new customer walks through your doors and, in seconds, their first impression is formed. But it’s not just what’s in front of their eyes that plays a part in their immediate, visceral reaction to your store. It’s also what’s under their feet that...

Polls open for retailers to elect winners for 2016 in 26 categories

CHICAGO -- Which products will be voted the best of 2016? That’s for convenience-store retailers to decide. Before visiting a polling place to elect the next president of the United States, elect CSP ’s 2016 Best New Product Contest winner. The new product committee—also known as the esteemed...

T.J. Powers Eby-Brown

T.J. Powers

Kellogg, Oberto veteran joins distributor

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Convenience-store industry wholesale consumer products distributor Eby-Brown Co. LLC has added T.J. Powers to its executive team. Powers will serve as senior vice president of merchandising and be responsible for the enhanced growth and positioning of the merchandising strategy...

Facility will fuel company’s regional expansion
Working with county health department to increase access to fruits, vegetable, more

Retailers can gain ground on Amazon by offering customers an experience they can’t get online

First acquisition makes company 'an even more valuable partner to its customers'.
Brookshire Grocery launching new small-format brand
Schimel says vow to ‘put drug dealers on notice’ includes c-stores
Will oversee convenience, military and travel accounts