Beverages

Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Some brewers passing on, others eating increases

NEW YORK -- The sharpest increase in decades in the cost of hops and barley is about to drive up the retail price of craft beers, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Consumers could pay 50 cents to $1 per six pack more in the coming months for many small-batch craft beers, as brewers pass on...

Joint venture creates stronger No. 2 brewer in U.S. beer industry

GOLDEN, Colo. & MILWAUKEE -- Noting the challenges the beer industry has faced in recent years, executives of the Molson Coors and SABMiller brewing companies are hailing yesterday's announcement that the companies will create a joint venture (JV) as an opportunity to create a stronger, brand-...

The number of lawsuits seeking to stop The Coca-Cola Co. from extracting Glac aau Vitaminwater from small distributors to its own bottlers is growing.

ATLANTA -- The number of lawsuits seeking to prevent The Coca-Cola Co. from extracting Glac aau Vitaminwater from small distributors to hand it to its own bottlers is growing, reported The Wall Street Journal. On August 31, B&E Juices Inc., a small beverage distributor in Bridgeport, Conn.,...

Dairy c-store chain celebrating half a century at each store
Broker to handle Chocolate Moose, Havana Cappuccino, Flathead Lake Soda
Legislation would expand sales
450 West Coast locations to carry "performance/vitality" drink.
Kraft to sell Fruit2O, Veryfine to Sunny Delight Beverages
State alcohol commission votes for increased regulation
Jones bottles dirt, perspiration sodas for Seattle Seahawks

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