Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Sale "not cost effective" because of new labeling rules, beverage makers say

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's supply of flavored malt beverages will likely be exhausted in a few weeks as manufacturers decide whether to comply with labeling rules intended to make it clear the products contain alcohol, reported the Associated Press. Utah has some of the strictest liquor laws in the...

Support changing combined company's name to Anheuser-Busch InBev

LEUVEN, Belgium -- InBev shareholders overwhelmingly voted in favor of buying U.S. rival Anheuser-Busch on Monday in a $52 billion deal to create the global leader in brewing, said Reuters. Some 99.99% of shareholders at an extraordinary meeting backed the company's vision of combining its brands...

Announces additional organizational changes

PLANO, Texas-- To further refine its integrated business model, Dr Pepper Snapple Group has announced a number of organizational changes, effective immediately, aimed at increasing its focus on key customers and capitalizing on the company's distribution network. Rodger Collins will assume...

New packaging "drinks like a bottle and cools like a can".
MillerCoors holding off on launch of caffeine-infused alcoholic energy drink
Strengthens PepsiAmericas flavor portfolio, expands DPS brand in South, Midwest
Beverage makes plans to go ahead with product launch
Kum & Go declares "soda pop" the winner in beverage contest.
A-B also beefs up Michelob brand
Group sues MillerCoors over energy drink containing alcohol