Beverages

Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Charles B. Fruit, a Coca-Cola Co. executive who played a key role in its global sports marketing efforts, died of a heart attack after his regular morning swim.

ATLANTA -- Charles B. Fruit, a Coca-Cola Co. executive who played a key role in its global sports marketing efforts, died Tuesday of a heart attack after his regular morning swim, reported The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Fruit, 61, joined the company in 1991 as vice president of global media and...

InBev also eying SABMiller purchase, according to reports

ST. LOUIS -- Even as Anheuser-Busch Cos. refused to acknowledge reports of a $45 billion buyout bid for the beer-brewing company, one thing became clearer yesterday, InBev NV, the rumored bidder, is out to become the largest beer company in the world. This became obvious when, just days after the A...

Distributioncovers eight states at participating 7-Eleven stores, other retailers

EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- Nestle USA and Jamba Juice have launched a line of Jamba ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages made with real fruit and boosted with extra nutrients. Jamba Smoothies and Jamba Juicies are now available in major grocery retailers, convenience stores and select Jamba Juice store...

Buzz builds again over long-rumored InBev play for Anheuser-Busch
7-Eleven plans to test consolidated delivery to increase efficiency
This touchscreen kiosk will let POPS guests choose from more than 700 types of soda from its "Soda Ranch" and have their selection shipped anywhere in the U.S.
Free-gas promotion puts Philly LUKOIL station at center stage; more to come
Heineken USA Inc. last week kicked off a new advertising campaign and promotional effort designed to draw attention to the beer's Dutch roots.
Kum & Go website stirs up fizzy debate
Distributors urge state Supreme Court to block license

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