CSP Magazine

General Merchandise: What’s Up, Down and Moving Around

A look at the key product movers in the general-merchandise category.

General Merchandise/HBC

Kum & Go Honors Lil’ Drug Store

Names c-store HBC supplier as 2016 Category Manager of the Year

Polls open for retailers to elect winners for 2016 in 26 categories

First acquisition makes company 'an even more valuable partner to its customers'

Suppliers to endorse top managers across eight vital c-store categories

Sales of products with organization's logo will result in donation

How to market to the different HBC consumer segments and maximize profits

Suppliers elect CSP’s inaugural Category Manager of the Year award winners

C-store sales of over-the-counter (OTC) medicine were mixed in 2015, according to IRI figures. The largest segment—internal analgesics—grew units 1.3%, while dollars rose nearly 7%. Cold/allergy/sinus and gastrointestinal remedies saw gains in liquid form but lost units in tablet form.

What consumer packaged goods brands do consumers trust the most?

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