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General Merchandise

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

What Are Moms Looking For When They Shop?

Fifty-two percent of mothers visit brick-and-mortars for food, according to Valassis

General Merchandise

GPM Expands Partnership With Core-Mark

Deal brings total number of company’s stores supplied by the distributor to 969

Category reached nearly $331 million in total c-store sales last year, a 6.3% increase from 2017, according to IRI

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

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

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