Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Cold beer monopolies cost Hoosier consumers, coalition says

INDIANAPOLIS -- A price survey conducted this week in more than 200 Indiana communities by Hoosiers for Beverage Choices showed Indiana consumers are routinely forced to pay extra for the privilege of buying their beer cold at liquor stores. A review of liquor store permits at the Indiana Alcohol...

Differing "sell by" dates lead to c-store violations

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Ole's Country Store in Missoula, Mont., was ordered Friday to stop selling lower-priced milk from Washington state. The convenience store and a retail outlet in Billings were the first in Montana to have written violations posted on their doors by state officials, reported The...

Honored for producing highest-quality milk in N.Y. state

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The Stewart's Shops diary and convenience store chain has won the 2008 Highest Quality Milk in New York State award for the second year in a row, and the third time in four years. This distinction, awarded by Cornell University's Department of Food Science, was officially...

Dr Pepper Snapple Group takes minority stake in Big Red
The Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. announced the companies signed an agreement to make the Crush beverage portfolio available.
Licensing agreement for manufacturing, marketing, distribution through Pepsi/Lipton Tea
Former AT&T exec joins beveragegiant to head up integrated marketing efforts
Hoosiers for Beverage Choices pleased with grassroots response so far
Names VPs for national accounts, strategy and channel activation; regional VP to depart
Nelly joins product's ownwership team.