General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience store retail industry.
Lil' Drug cold and flu products

While no one wants to get sick during the winter, it’s inevitable for many consumers.

Brought to you by Lil’ Drug Store Products. While no one wants to get sick during the winter, it’s inevitable for many consumers. For convenience store retailers, cold and flu medicine are great to keep in stock, but beyond the obvious products such as decongestants and cough medicine, several...

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Familiar face in food-distribution sales moves on to the next stage of his career

NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Independent convenience-store distributor Eby-Brown’s longtime Senior Vice President Ron Coppel is retiring after more than 27 years with the company. During his time with Eby-Brown, Coppel served as a member of the NACS Supplier Board from 1999 to 2009, as well as the NACS...

healthy food

Survey shows optimism for healthy food and gas sales to rise, while recruiting employees will remain a challenge

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Demand for healthy foods and beverages sparked positive overall convenience-store sales in 2017, and retailers expect the momentum to continue this year, according to the newest NACS retailer survey . About 69% of retailers surveyed said foodservice sales increased last year, and...

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Jungmann's previous experience includes leadership roles for Kraft Foods, Solo Cup and SuperValu.
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New role puts SVP in charge of strategic direction and customer relationship management for all customers .
casey's general store food
1 in 5 consumers see retailer as a destination for groceries

C-stores are stocked and ready for holiday gifting on the go

grocery store

Or, why 2017 was 'the most important year ever in grocery'

category manager year awards
Suppliers asked to vote for the best in 6 categories
McLane distribution center ribbon cutting

New facility will employ 400 to 500 people in Ohio