Beverages

Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Beer's image may give it boost in downturn

NEW YORK -- Alcoholic drinks have seen slower growth rates as consumers have cut spending. But beer may be gaining a slight edge in the downturn because of its perception as a drink that can be downed at home watching a game or kicking back with friends. That may aid beer sellers in the U.S. like...

With Kwik Trip's help, wife sends cold milk to soldiers in Iraq

WEBSTER, Minn. -- The wife of a Webster, Minn., soldier is on a mission of her own sending cold milk to her husband and others serving in Iraq, according to a report by the Associated Press. And La Crosse, Wis.-based Kwik Trip Inc., which operates nearly 400 convenience stores in Wisconsin,...

Grocery stores and convenience stores in Irving, Texas, can now sell beer and wine, said The Dallas Morning News.

IRVING, Texas -- Grocery stores and convenience stores in Irving, Texas, can now sell beer and wine, said The Dallas Morning News . This week, three Kroger stores became the first supermarkets to offer beer and wine in what used to be North Texas' largest dry suburb, the report said. Irving...

Glazer's Wholesale has announced that it has sold its beer portfolio to a group of seven predominantly Anheuser-Busch distributors.
DNA Beverage Corp., makers of DNA Energy Drink, announced the promotion of industry veteran Russ Rickon to national vice president of sales.
A day after PepsiCo announced it is redesigning the packaging for its Gatorade sports drinks, some of the companies other repackaging is drawing attention.
New names, new packaging for sports drinks
Shared strengths expected, fresh initiatives on tap for Anheuser-Busch InBev
On the heels of a new national advertising campaign, Bud Light is introducing new packaging set to hit shelves during the first quarter of 2009.
Anheuser-Busch is selling its Western Beverage Co., a large wholesale operation based in Eugene, Ore., to Major Brands Inc.

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