Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

U.S. agency investigating certain energy drinks based on company complaint

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to institute an investigation of certain energy drink products. The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Red Bull GmbH of Austria and Red Bull North America Inc., Santa Monica, Calif., on May 15, 2009. The complaint...

Judge says takeout-only sales infringe on niche legislatively carved for distributors

ALTOONA, PA. -- Following a ruling Monday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ending Sheetz Inc.'s takeout-only beer policy at its convenience store/restaurant in Altoona, Pa., it is not clear whether beer sales will stop at the store, said The Altoona Mirror . Sales continued late Monday afternoon,...

Says retail dispenser license requires some beer to be consumed within Sheetz store

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A takeout-only policy for beer sales at a Sheetz Inc. convenience store is not allowed by state law, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Monday, according to an Associated Press report. The high court's 5 to 1 decision said the Altoona Sheetz's retail dispenser license requires...

Tailors offers for convenience, other retail channels
Orange CSD sees new life following distribution deal
After a review of many U.S. beer importers, Paulaner has decided to import its beers once again through a subsidiary company to be known as Paulaner HP USA.
BP's ampm convenience store division has announced a "two for $2" promotion for its Essence ready-to-drink tea line in the company's western U. S. markets.
Joint venture shows nimbleness in bringing new products,ideas to market
Movie tie-ins include M&M's, Snickers rewards points, exclusive DVD.
Enforcement oflaw requiring return deposits on water bottles put on hold