Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Volume growth slows but new breweries still coming at record rate

BOULDER, Colo. -- As consumer interest in craft beer continues to grow, so does the amount of craft beer being produced. American craft-beer production volume increased 8% during the first half of 2016, according to new midyear data released by the Brewers Association, the Boulder, Colo.-based not-...

And Molson Coors reorganizes to prepare for MillerCoors ownership

LEUVEN, Belgium, & DENVER -- With all but one regulatory duck in a row, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced the final terms for its purchase of SABMiller, setting the stage for the closing of the deal possibly in the third quarter. Belgium-based AB InBev will pay SABMiller shareholders £45 (about $...

Nearly 5.8 million votes in Mountain Dew election

PURCHASE, N.Y. -- For the past three months, the country has been engaged in a passionate election that has changed the course of history forever: DEWcision 2016. Members of Dew Nation have cast their votes for either Mountain Dew Baja Blast or Mountain Dew Pitch Black, two specialty flavors that...

Rolls out line of cold brew in three varieties
State Supreme Court settles 2-year-old court battle
As regulatory review wraps up, a tip of the hat to planning ahead
What the DOJ review of beer-company merger means to the U.S. market
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.