Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Small Town Brewery releases first 'classically brewed beers'

WAUCONDA, Ill. -- Small Town Brewery, the brewer of Not Your Father's Root Beer, will launch a limited-edition line of classically brewed beers, Not Your Father’s Taproom IPA and Not Your Father’s Taproom Cherry Ale. These beers will initially be available in Oregon and Washington this November...

Breaking free from traditional mealtimes is pushing coffee into new dayparts.

Brought to you by FETCO. Specialty coffee, as a high-quality, highly customizable option, is trending upwards. Of all the coffee types that fall under the specialty or gourmet category, espresso-based drinks saw significant growth in 2016. This is greatly due to their popularity among drinkers aged...

Cook County passes penny-per-ounce surcharge

CHICAGO -- Proponents of a tax on soft drinks have secured a beachhead in Middle America with the passage of a penny-per-ounce surcharge in Illinois’ Cook County, a jurisdiction that encompasses Chicago. Distributors of the sugary beverage will be taxed the additional penny per ounce to raise money...

Generational preferences, consumer data, category trends and more from the annual CSP event

Retailer buys 15 liquor licenses at cost of nearly $2 million

Report shows decline in the number of drink occasions

The two largest soft-drink companies committed to cutting sugar in its beverages in response to mounting regulation and taxes and growing concerns about obesity.

Overall trend weighs on several healthy categories

Major beverage makers saved their biggest rollouts of the year for the c-store industry's big trade show.

Limited-time offer for summer coming, too