General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.
Core-Mark truck

C-store distributor extends channel reach in five states

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- A traditional convenience-store distributor will expand its channel reach through a new deal with Wal-Mart. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. has signed a three-year supply agreement to service approximately 530 Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets and Supercenter stores in five...

Mirabito convenience store

Expanded agreement includes distribution for newly acquired Xtra Mart locations

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Mirabito Holdings Inc. has forged a deal for convenience-store distributor McLane Co. Inc. to service the Xtra Mart c-stores it acquired from Global Partners LP , Waltham, Mass., in May 2016. As part of the multiyear agreement, McLane will begin servicing the 29 Xtra Mart...

Supermarket shopper

A look at a few of these grocery trends and how they might manifest in your stores.

c-store hand sanitizer
Along with the colder temperatures comes with the potential for sneezes and sniffles. Yet, there are ways c-stores can help both customers and staff stay healthy during this time of year.
Optimistic customers
Upbeat outlook will lead to more driving, spending during the upcoming holidays: report
Thanksgiving turkey

Results from American Farm Bureau Federation’s 31st annual informal price survey of the classic holiday menu

Life Support
Launches new anti-hangover product
Convenience Valet
Industry veteran expected to drive sales, marketing and product expansion
Amazon Dash buttons
The latest e-commerce disruptor is attracting popular c-store brands. Should you care?
Millennial grocery shopping
Younger shoppers spreading food purchases across new options