General Merchandise/HBC

General merchandise and HBC category news for the convenience-store retail industry

General Merchandise/HBC

Best Practices to Expand General Merchandise Sales

With consumers looking to check more items off their lists on each shopping trip, basket averages increased and bulk-buying became the norm.

General Merchandise/HBC

Rotating, Robust Selection Drives General Merchandise Sales

Variety of purchases prompts Pilot Flying J to increase offerings ‘to greater than we’ve even been at before,’ category manager says

Consumers aware of supply chain issues, but want retailers to do more: survey

Figurines available free with fuel purchase in select markets

Company aims to hire 2,000 drivers and warehouse teammates


IRI data shows return to pre-pandemic growth

Temporary closures follow FDA alert over rat infestation at distribution facility

Company uses Super Bowl ad to launch expanded services

Soft drinks, vitamins and CBD gummies are among 40 categories of winners chosen by consumers

Gummy energy brand partnering with six distributors

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