General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

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'

CLEVELAND -- In its first add-on acquisition, general-merchandise distributor Convenience Valet will extend its reach with its purchase of Medex Merchandising LLC. Weinberg Capital Group (WCG) announced July 5 the acquisition of Medex Merchandising by portfolio company Mechanical Servants LLC, dba...

Brookshire Grocery launching new small-format brand

TYLER, Texas -- Brookshire Grocery Co. is acquiring 25 former Walmart Express stores, and the small-format grocery locations will open this summer as the company’s new Spring Market brand. The acquisition is scheduled to close in July. The locations range from southern Louisiana to west Texas and...

Schimel says vow to ‘put drug dealers on notice’ includes c-stores
Will oversee convenience, military and travel accounts
Suppliers to endorse top managers across eight vital c-store categories

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Encourages neighborhood stores to stock more produce, other healthy items

Upscale grocer opens first store under its new channel-blurring ‘value’ format

Solution gives c-stores an option to offer consistently safe, fresh produce