General Merchandise

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

7-Eleven Rolls Out New Branded Fashions

Collaboration with Forever 21 intended to evoke lifestyle memories

Online ordering has long been a staple of the restaurant industry, but for many convenience stores, off-premise ordering and delivery remains a fairly novel concept.

New pasta staple a mashup with snack-aisle favorite

Company appoints Tony Frankenberger as successor

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

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.

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