General Merchandise

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

Core-Mark Curated to Serve as New-Product Incubator

Initiative offers emerging brands a chance to place their goods in c-stores

General Merchandise

CPG Spending Up for Month, Year

Group expects heightened demand to continue through pandemic recovery and beyond

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic brought a lot of unknowns for convenience store foodservice—health and sanitation measures became top priority, and fluctuations in demand became more unpredictable than ever before. 

Many convenience stores are evolving their foodservice programs to meet today’s changing environment—from rethinking the soda fountain to adding curbside pick-up.

On this podcast, CSP editor Jackson Lewis sits down with Akhtar Hussain, director of refined fuels marketing at Cenex, to discuss the brand’s four-year initiative to renovate its 1,450 locally owned and operated stores.

16th annual competition will honor the most innovative and inspired launches from the past year

A guide to understanding the difference between protective face masks.

C-store, small-format brokerage veteran succeeds retiring Tucci effective July 1

Company transforming existing retail spaces to offer staples, grab-and-go food, more

IRI's CPG Supply Index tracks weekly changes in availability of CPGs

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