Category News

cmoy winners

6 retailers recognized by supplier partners for their category-management leadership

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The convenience-retailing industry is experiencing rapid consolidation, digital disruption and nonstop regulatory restrictions. And yet category managers take these challenges head on, driving traffic and sales for their brands despite the headwinds of the marketplace. It’s with...

kroger culinary innovation center

Facility will double as an education center, test kitchen

CINCINNATI -- The Kroger Co. is leveling up its foodservice offerings with a new Culinary Innovation Center. The 12,000-square-foot facility in Cincinnati features various cooking stations and video technology that Kroger will use to stream training videos to employees across its nearly 2,800...

tobacco regulation

Wins, losses in different states related to efforts to raise tobacco-purchase age, restrict flavors

New Drinkfinity products available only online to start
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Peltz says he's pleased with company's progress.
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Consumers are coming to expect more when they enter a c-store, especially from foodservice offerings.
H-E-B Grocer
Grocer joins a growing number of retailers that are betting on off-premise .
dollar tree

Cross-channel competition puts more pressure on category in convenience stores

Here are drinks getting a new opportunity to stand out, from embracing recycling to partnering with athletes

tobacco purchase
Proposal effectively dead