General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Despite election uncertainty, retailers optimistic for fourth quarter

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- More than two in three convenience-store retailers (69%) say that in-store sales in the first nine months of 2016 were higher than the same period last year, according to a NACS survey. And three in five (60%) say that motor fuels sales were higher compared to the nine months of...

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

The industry’s most significant new-product awards to be presented at the NACS Show

CHICAGO -- CSP magazine is proud to announce the leaders in product innovation for the 13th consecutive year with its Retailer Choice Best New Products Contest winners (list below). Nominations of hundreds of eligible new products introduced into the convenience-retailing format between Aug. 1,...

Hill becoming vice chair of the board
Mac’s affiliate in western Canada adding energy tab to merchandise mix
C-store distributor also launches Center for Category Innovation
Regional association partners with convenience distributor

The trends we expect to see rise from the annual convenience-store trade show.

From headache remedies to nutrition bars, more than 5,000 Americans identified these products as trustrworthy in Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Survey

Stand out from the crowd with a small-business mindset