Edison has stores which stock general merchandise. This refers to generally used and consumed non-food products, such as cleaners of various kinds, personal hygiene products, paper goods, seasonal items such as cards and decor for various festivals, and auto/electrical items.These stores can be either small or big (the bigger ones being hypermarkets), and stock a wide wariety of goods, including some staple food items such as milk, bread and eggs. The wide variety is put on display in stores in Edison for ease of customers. These stores also often employ trained staff to answer queries about products or locate them from the stores. Such stores may also have a grocery section for stocking food items such as vegetables, fruits and meat. These stores may often have offers or sales during which discounts for one or many products are given.