Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

New CEO to help beer company create 'a nimble and powerful sales and distribution platform'

LOS ANGELES -- Pabst Brewing Co. has named Simon Thorpe its new chief executive officer effective Dec. 1, 2016. Eugene Kashper, current chairman and CEO, will remain full-time chairman of the board and continue to play an active role in the business, according to the company. There will be a 60-day...

$1.7 billion purchase expected to net $132 million in 2017 sales

PLANO, Texas -- After taking Bai on as one of its allied brands in 2013, Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire Bai Brands LLC and its complete portfolio of antioxidant-infused beverages. “Bai has contributed greatly to our allied-brand lineup since we began distributing...

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Partners with CROPP Cooperative to expand distribution
Governor expands efforts to 'free the six-pack'.
Display company plans growth in c-store and grocery
Small Town Brewery releases first 'classically brewed beers'.
Breaking free from traditional mealtimes is pushing coffee into new dayparts.
Cook County passes penny-per-ounce surcharge

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