Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

New packaging "drinks like a bottle and cools like a can"

MILWAUKEE -- This fall, Miller Lite is introducing a 16-oz. aluminum pint bottle. The aluminum pint, designed by Broomfield, Colo.-based Ball Corp., is intended for off-premise retailers, with a focus on convenience stores. The package will be sold as part of a nine-pack. The pint's wider opening...

MillerCoors holding off on launch of caffeine-infused alcoholic energy drink

MILWAUKEE -- MillerCoors LLC is putting plans for a new caffeine-infused alcoholic energy drink on hold pending a talk with the group of states that asked it earlier this week to abandon the launch of Sparks Red, reported the Associated Press. MillerCoors said in a statement late Friday it will not...

Strengthens PepsiAmericas flavor portfolio, expands DPS brand in South, Midwest

MINNEAPOLIS & PLANO, Texas -- PepsiAmericas Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. have announced an agreement that will increase the availability of the Crush beverage brand in PepsiAmericas' territories. Under the agreement, PepsiAmericas further aligns its fruit-flavored carbonated soft drink...

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