Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

N.Y. state law requires nickel deposit for single-serve water as of June 1

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Bottled water may disappear from store shelves across the state of New York on June 1 unless the expanded bottle bill law is changed, industry association officials said, according to a report by The Daily Gazette . The so-called "Bigger Better Bottle Bill," signed into law by...

Says "poison pill," other actions invalid

PURCHASE, N.Y. -- PepsiCo Inc. said that it has filed suit in Delaware against the Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) and certain of its directors. The suit alleges that the defendants intentionally failed to provide notice of a recent PBG board meeting to the PBG directors affiliated with PepsiCo. At that...

Follows Pepsi Bottling in rejecting acquisition bid

MINNEAPOLIS -- PepsiAmericas Inc. said that it has informed PepsiCo Inc. that its board of directors, based on the recommendation of the transactions committee, has unanimously determined that PepsiCo's nonbinding proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of PepsiAmericas' common stock that...

C-store broker will handle shake line, other products
Wet Planet Beverages, the parent company of Jolt, has announced that it has partnered with Circle K.
Pepsi Bottling Group rejects PepsiCo acquisition proposal
Retailer, brewer launch underage-drinking prevention campaign in Southeast
"Extreme relaxation beverage" secures first national shelf space with retail giant.
Circle K test aims to change attitudes about where consumers buy their vino
Consumers drinking less soda, more water, diet soda, energy drinks, sports drinks