Beverages

Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

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.

ST. LOUIS -- 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. In March, Bud Light bottles, cans, secondary packaging and point-of-sale materials will include the words "superior drinkability" along with...

Anheuser-Busch is selling its Western Beverage Co., a large wholesale operation based in Eugene, Ore., to Major Brands Inc.

ST. LOUIS -- Anheuser-Busch, the St. Louis-based unit of Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev, is selling its Western Beverage Co., a large wholesale operation based in Eugene, Ore., to Major Brands Inc., a large Missouri wine and liquor operation, reported The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Epsten, the...

Coke to roll out Dasani unsweetened flavored-water line extension

ATLANTA -- Coca-Cola is getting into the unsweetened, flavored water category with the launch of Dasani Essence, according to a report by Brandweek. . Debuting in February, Dasani Essence will have no sugar, calories or preservatives. Its three flavors, lime, strawberry kiwi and black cherry, will...

Nestle USA, Jamba pull plug on Jamba Ready-to-Drink products
Voluntarily removing caffeine from energy drink in deal with AGs
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have both developed new sweeteners made from stevia, which just received "no-objection" status from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
Suppliers, board set sites on reaching out to small retailers in 2009
Down economy causing refocus on its own products, R&D pipeline
Additive still awaiting FDA review
"The World's Best Drinking Water" placed in more than 60 c-stores.

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