General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.
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Includes a variety of supermarkets, mass, drug and convenience stores

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Proprietary labels gathered $138 billion across convenience and grocery channels in 2017, but still lag behind

CHICAGO and ARLINGTON, Va. -- Food and beverage private-label brands are gaining consumers’ trust . Sixty-nine percent of consumers said it’s very or somewhat important to have a good assortment of private brands in these sectors, according to a recent report conducted by research firm IRI and the...

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Event will feature 54 exhibitors showcasing more than 750 items

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Midwest convenience-store supplier S. Abraham & Sons Inc. (SAS) will host its ninth annual Foodservice Showcase on Aug. 16 at Blue Chip Resort & Casino in Michigan City, Ind. The show will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature 54 exhibitors showcasing more...

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How c-stores can maintain ice safety in stores and throughout multiple locations.
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Merged company will become fifth largest U.S. c-store distributor

Disruption and discounters take a toll on regional chains

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Neugent to lead strategy planning; Friedman takes over Consumer Brands unit
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Senior vice president will step in as interim leader until board finds permanent replacement
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As spring resets wrap up, now is the time to prepare for next year

New research reveals which retailers are earning high marks with U.S. food shoppers

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