Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

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

EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- Café chain Peet’s Coffee is jumping into the packaged-beverage market with a cold-brew offer. The new ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee line includes Baridi Black, Coffee au Lait and Dark Chocolate cold brews. The new line features Peet’s roasted beans that are cold brewed to the...

State Supreme Court settles 2-year-old court battle

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Convenience stores in Pennsylvania—and Sheetz c-stores , in particular—won a long-fought battle this week when the state Supreme Court dismissed a case brought by beer distributors seeking to overturn a license awarded in 2014 to a Sheetz store to sell carryout beer. The license...

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.

Four alcohol drink types that consumers are flocking to this summer

Collaborates with N.C. neighbor to combine 'two iconic treats'.