Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

State Supreme Court settles 2-year-old court battle

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Convenience stores in Pennsylvania—and Sheetz c-stores , in particular—won a long-fought battle this week when the state Supreme Court dismissed a case brought by beer distributors seeking to overturn a license awarded in 2014 to a Sheetz store to sell carryout beer. The license...

As regulatory review wraps up, a tip of the hat to planning ahead

LEUVEN, Belgium -- The most shocking thing about the Anheuser-Busch InBev purchase of SABMiller is that it’s not shocking at all. This past week, the U.S. Department of Justice gave its clearance to Leuven, Belgium-based AB InBev to move forward with the deal and and to Denver-based Molson Coors to...

What the DOJ review of beer-company merger means to the U.S. market

DENVER -- Close on the heels of Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) gaining U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approval to purchase SABMiller, Molson Coors Brewing Co. earned the regulator's consent on July 20 to acquire SABMiller's share of the U.S. joint venture MillerCoors . "We are still awaiting...

Settlement with SABMiller also preserves ability of craft brewers to compete, says Justice Department
Nesquik grows up with newest formulation

The second quarter of 2016 was "solid but slower" for packaged-beverage sales in convenience stores, with May "the worst beverage month" in years.

Four alcohol drink types that consumers are flocking to this summer

Collaborates with N.C. neighbor to combine 'two iconic treats'.
Latest CDC survey suggests more challenges for top beverage category
Limited-time offer celebrates return of a 1990s soda relic