General Merchandise

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

Need a Sales Boost? Clean Your Restrooms

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

General Merchandise

4 Reasons Why Millennials Are Avoiding Brick-and-Mortar Retail

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

Retailer creates a three-tier strategy: value, national-brand equivalents and premium

CBD topicals, smoothie bowls, keto energy shots and more from the trade-show floor

Top honors go to merchandise ranging from chocolate candies and gum to toothpaste and paper towels

Company produces cleaning supplies, wet wipes, air fresheners and diapers

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