Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Joint venture shows nimbleness in bringing new products,ideas to market

MILWAUKEE -- In the 10 months since the completion of the MillerCoors joint venture in July 2008, the new company has had a lot on its plate: merging two product portfolios into one, establishing a new leadership hierarchy, developing money-saving synergies and reorganizing its distributor lineup...

Movie tie-ins include M&M's, Snickers rewards points, exclusive DVD

DALLAS -- This month, 7-Eleven celebrates the next installment of the Transformers movie franchise by rolling out the new Bumblebee Blast Slurpee flavor, collectible 3D cups and a refillable mug, character-straws and an online sweepstakes. The film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen from...

Enforcement oflaw requiring return deposits on water bottles put on hold

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A federal judge last week temporarily blocked a new law requiring return deposits on water bottles sold in New York state, calling the law unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Thomas P. Griesa issued an order that will stop enforcement of the law while water bottlers work to have...

Bosselman's Pump & Pantry, Pantry's Kangaroo Express rolling out age checks.
Beverage maker says FDA regs permit use of de-cocainized coca leaf extract
A new Brew Thru drive-thru convenience store opened May 1 in Carolina Beach, N.C., according to a report by The Wilmington Star-News.
Senatecould uncorksugary drink tax, uniform alcohol tax for health care reform
Plaintiffs say unreasonable requirements could keep water off state retailer's shelves.
Double D Beverage's line now available in brand's c-stores.
A new PepsiCo resource devoted to growing the foodservice trade is coming online, bringing data and insights to restaurant operators at