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General Merchandise

General merchandise category news for the convenience-store retail industry
General Merchandise

CSP Opens Nominations for Retailer Choice Best New Products Contest

15th annual competition will honor the most innovative and inspired launches from the past year

General Merchandise

15 Ways to Make Your Convenience Stores Shine

Give grab-and-go outlets a boost with these ideas from retail, grocery and college operators

New concepts, regional expansion driving channel growth

High jinks ensue when convenience industry embraces the spirit of the day

Half of U.S. consumers are willing to spend more money at retail businesses that have well-maintained restrooms

39% of this age group were interested in shopping entirely online in 2018, an increase of nearly 10% from 2017

Combined with Vistar division, distributor will service more than 75,000 locations

Data firm also expands relationships with Speedway, Circle K and EG Group

Power of Produce 2019 finds that older millennials are turning to online, farmers markets for fruits and veggies

Trade uncertainty between the U.S. and China has put electronic products in limbo