Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Sign definitive agreement to form MillerCoors U.S. joint venture

LONDON & DENVER -- SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Co. have announced that they have signed the definitive transaction agreement for the combination of the U.S. and Puerto Rico operations of their respective subsidiaries, Miller and Coors, into MillerCoors LLC, the joint venture that...

Food, beverage associations cite law against targeting single product

CHICAGO -- As part of a campaign against Chicago's upcoming bottled-water tax, an alliance of food and beverage retailer associations plans to file a lawsuit challenging the tax when it goes into effect in the new year, reported The Chicago Tribune. The American Beverage Association, the...

San Francisco eyes surcharge on sugary drinks

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom wants the city to slim down, and he's going after stores that sell sugary soft drinks to finance the effort. The mayor is proposing that grocery chains pay a fee if they sell sodas such as Coca-Cola or any other drinks that are sweetened with high...

Sheetz case illustrates Pennsylvania's complex licensing system.
Company test marketing Miller Lite Brewers Collection
A-B on Hunt for InBev?
Offers basketball video game on drink lids
Market positioning is key to continued growth, report says
The Coca-Cola Co. announced its board has approved the recommendation of chairman and CEO Neville Isdell for an evolution of the company's leadership structure.
Some could buy competitors as they grapple with rising fuel, materials, labor costs