General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Marketers tailoring products for on-the-go convenience

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Dramatic changes in demographics, lifestyles and eating patterns are helping to drive packaging innovations, according to market research publisher Packaged Facts in the report Food & Beverage Packaging Innovation in the U.S.: Consumer Perspectives. Among the mega-trends...

Supermarkets losing out to c-stores, other nontraditional channels

MADISON, Wis. -- Nontraditional retail channels such as convenience stores , drug stores, farmers markets and online shopping are seeing continued growth and garnering a larger percentage of the food retail market as consumers—particularly millennials and gen Z—view them as viable shopping...

Enter your new product into CSP’s 2016 Retailer Choice Best New Product Contest

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- For every seven new product ideas, about four enter development, 1.5 are launched and only one succeeds, according to a Booz Allen Hamilton study. The convenience-store industry acts as an incubator for many of these success stories, and for the 13th consecutive year, CSP...

Here's a bone for c-stores: Millennials skip supermarket, shop at alternative outlets for meat.
Acquires major independent convenience-store supplier operating in six eastern states
Study analyzes purchasing behavior of millennials, generation x, boomers
Miller to succeed Loretz-Congdon
Origin stories: serendipity vs. premeditation
Former Starbucks executive joins senior leadership team
Convenience-store categories well represented in annual consumer rating