General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Judge requires companies to pay statutory damages for trademark infringement

NEW YORK -- A New York federal judge has awarded the makers of 5-hour Energy drink a $20 million judgment in their lawsuit against companies they have accused of engaging in a scheme to manufacture and sell millions of counterfeit bottles of their energy supplement. U.S. District Judge Kiyo A...

Kimberly Bolin

Kimberly Bolin

Bolin has been acting president, CEO since February

RESTON, Va. -- The executive committee of the Convenience Distribution Association (CDA) has announced Kimberly Bolin as the group's new president and CEO. Bolin has been acting as the interim president and CEO since Feb. 19. Bolin is in her seventh year with Reston, Va.-based CDA and was its...

Allegedly fake Oakley sunglasses

Allegedly fake Oakley sunglasses

Eyewear company suing convenience-store franchisee for selling alleged knockoffs

SAN DIEGO -- ZZ Top may recommend that you “get yourself some cheap sunglasses,” but the courts may disagree. Oakley Inc. is suing Treasure Franchise Co. LLC, an ampm franchisee with convenience stores in California, Nevada and Arizona, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of...

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