General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.
Convenience Distribution Association

Auger earned $1.25 an hour at start of career

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Convenience Distribution Association (CDA) inducted retail industry veteran Paul Auger into its Hall of Fame during the Convenience Distribution Marketplace Awards, held in February in Orlando, Fla. The association’s Hall of Fame recognizes industry leaders for their...

baskin robbins

Includes free ice-cream samples, new cakes and more

CANTON, Mass. -- Baskin-Robbins will offer free samples of its Mint Chip 'n Oreo Cookies Milkshake between 3 and 7 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day. The drink merges Baskin-Robbins’ Mint Chocolate Chip and Oreo Cookies n’ Cream flavors. The chain is encouraging customers to blend two of their favorite ice...

salvation army

Nonprofit aims to bring healthy lifestyles to the Baltimore community

BALTIMORE -- The Salvation Army made its first foray into retail food last week with the opening of a grocery store in Baltimore. The store is an attempt to bring more fresh foods to the city’s underserved neighborhoods, as well as job training for those in need. Deriving from the Salvation Army’s...

Basic Care stirs competition with retail chains

Foodservice, beverages, tobacco and more get a spotlight

taking allergy medicine
C-stores that are prepared to offer a variety of allergy solutions will best meet the allergy sufferers’ needs and gain loyal shoppers in the process.
cmoy winners
6 retailers recognized by supplier partners for their category-management leadership
private label

Roughly 81% of consumers buy proprietary products on almost every shopping trip: study

quickchek c-store
Retailer will launch new supply-chain solution in its East Coast locations
amazon walmart
E-commerce giant has better prices in one surprising product category, according to new study