General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.
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Company honored for successful sales and support for private-label HBC items

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Lil' Drug Store Products Inc. has named Matrix Brokerage, Chapel Hill, N.C., as its Broker of the Year. Lil’ Drug Store honored the company for its successful sales results, which it achieved through quality customer relationships with convenience-channel wholesalers and...

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Association also appoints three vice presidents and seven members

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- NACS has named Dave Riser, vice president of external relations for RAI Trade Marketing Services Co., a subsidiary of tobacco company Reynold American Inc., chairman of the 2018-2019 NACS supplier board. Drew Mize, senior vice president of global ERP solutions for convenience-...

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Smartly will keep prices under $2, highlight small packs

MINNEAPOLIS – Target Corp. is introducing a new value-focused private brand called Smartly, offering household items such as body lotion, paper plates and razors—most with prices under $2. A version of this story originally appeared in CSP's sister publication Winsight Grocery Business . Smartly is...

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Survey reveals online shoppers spend more per trip, shop more frequently for groceries at alternative outlets
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Facility will serve Dallas-Fort Worth and parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana
csp retailer choice best new product winter 2018

Retailer-choice award honors most successful launches of the past year in 23 categories

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Suppliers to help recognize those 'who are setting the pace for the industry'.
Companies claimed supplement relieves opium withdrawal symptoms and treats illness
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Distributor beefs up menu offers as healthier options drive innovation

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Product now available in 7-Eleven, heading to Circle K