General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Hill becoming vice chair of the board

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Acosta, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, recently appointed Steve Matthesen as president and chief executive officer. Matthesen, with more than 20 years of experience in consumer data, analytics, business strategy and...

Mac’s affiliate in western Canada adding energy tab to merchandise mix

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Winks Convenience stores are selling Neuenergy energy tabs, NeutriSci International Inc. has announced. “Neuenergy has steadily gained retail traction and consumer demand over the past 12 months,” NeutriSci president Glen Rehman said. “This most recent distribution...

C-store distributor also launches Center for Category Innovation

TEMPLE, Texas -- Two new facilities have McLane Co. Inc. moving toward an expansion of its distribution capabilities and product innovation. As McLane prepares to open a new distribution center in Findlay, Ohio, early next year, the convenience-store distributor has launched the McLane Center for...

Regional association partners with convenience distributor

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

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First woman to hold position has nearly 30 years of industry experience
Hard-discount format provides a different opportunity for c-store entrepreneurs
Names c-store HBC supplier as 2016 Category Manager of the Year