Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Foss, current Pepsi Bottling Group chairman, CEO is boss of new entity

PURCHASE, N.Y. -- In anticipation of the previously announced mergers with its two largest bottlers, The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) and PepsiAmericas (PAS), PepsiCo has announced plans to form a new entity comprising the bottling businesses, effective upon closing of the mergers. The new unit will...

SABMiller seen as best fit for Tecate maker's beer unit

MEXICO CITY -- Fomento Economico Mexicano SA de CV (FEMSA), which makes the Tecate and Sol beer brands, said on Thursday it is in talks regarding its beer business, fueling speculation Mexico could be the next country to be enveloped in the wave of beer industry consolidation of recent years...

Fountain, some waters, returnable bottles excluded from new labeling initiative

ATLANTA -- The Coca-Cola Co. has announced global plans to include energy information (calories, kilocalories, kilojoules) per serving on the front of nearly all product packages in a move to increase consumers' awareness about the calorie content of its beverages. It plans to have front-of-pack...

Retailer will carry "energy-plus" drink; raised $140,000 as United Way "Pacesetter".
Drug chain to add beer, wine nationwide, continue "customer-centric" overhaul.
van den Brink moves from Bralima subsidiary
Japanese Internet sensation stars in storewide, online promotions
Jolt Cola maker files for bankruptcy protection
Launches ad message campaign on national cable networks
"Not the preferred option," company says; had sought carryout only.