Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Take Craft Back campaign seeks funding from beer lovers

BOULDER, Colo. -- In an elaborate publicity stunt, the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit organization that represents America’s small and independent brewers, has announced the craft brewing community’s intent to "Take Craft Back" from big beer. The #TakeCraftBack campaign seeks to...

Beer and wine

Affinity index helps retailers build bundle offers

CHICAGO -- A recent affinity index created by Anheuser-Busch (A-B) shows other alcohol drinks are the products most likely to be purchased in convenience stores when beer is in a shopper’s basket. Using IRI c-store data for the 52-week period ending July 2, 2017, A-B rated several product types for...

Soda sugar

Cook County, Ill., leaders pull the plug on surcharge after 71 days

CHICAGO -- Public outcry in Chicago and surrounding Cook County, Ill., has been heard: The Cook County Board overwhelmingly voted Oct. 11 to repeal its 1-cent-per-ounce sweetened-beverage tax. The decision is also a victory for retailers, because many feared the tax was a model for similar measures...

Coca-Cola Pepsi

Mostly household names on new list ranking trademark values

Repeal expected before the end of the year
Cold Vault Forum

Are these the mainstream beverages of tomorrow?

And three other recent packaged-beverage acquisitions

MillerCoors gets a Mexican brew and 4 other drinks we're watching

As major categories hit a soft patch, retailers look for winners
Coca-Cola bottles
Limited-time line extension rolls out in Australia