Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

McDonald's takes aim at c-stores hoping to capture soda sales

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- McDonald's Corp., which is already gunning for Starbucks on the coffee front, now is targeting the convenience store industry on the soda front. The fast feeder is urging owners in the western United States to cut prices on large soft drinks to $1 this summer specifically to win...

Wolf will be chief integration officer, Hattersley, CFO

LONDON & DENVER -- SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Co. have named two executives to key positions in the MillerCoors joint venture, effective upon the closing of the transaction. Tim Wolf was named chief integration officer-designate and Gavin Hattersley was appointed chief financial...

Beverage industry vet joins energy, wellness drink concern

FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- The FRS Co., a developer and distributor of healthy energy beverages and wellness products, has announced the appointment of Richard Libonate to the position of general manger of retail sales, reporting to Maigread Eichten, President and CEO. In his new role, Libonate is...

Coors Light is celebrating Tax Day 2008 with the launch of its new Vented Wide Mouth Can and proclaiming April 15 "National Venting Day.".
Collection features wheat, amber, blonde ale styles
A-B plans to change exclusivity incentive with wholesalers, report says
"Cola Wars" have spread beyond soda.
First packaging tweak in five years
A new report out of London outlined those factors that have driven success in the energy-drinks sector pioneered by Red Bull in 1987.
Dog On It! expands beverage offering