Beverages

Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have both developed new sweeteners made from stevia, which just received "no-objection" status from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

ATLANTA & PURCHASE, N.Y.-- Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have both developed new sweeteners made from stevia, which has just received "no-objection" status from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The beverage companies have also both launched products sweetened with their own versions of...

Suppliers, board set sites on reaching out to small retailers in 2009

NORTHFIELD, Ill. & ST. LOUIS -- Independent convenience-store retailers may get a boost in 2009 as some major suppliers, working on their own and through the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Supplier Board, plan to target that segment of the industry. Noting both independents'...

Down economy causing refocus on its own products, R&D pipeline

NEW YORK --PepsiCo Inc.'s CEO said Monday that the nation's No. 2 soft drink company plans no new acquisitions of North American drink manufacturers in the current economic climate, but instead will focus resources on expanding markets for drinks it has developed on its own. "I'd like us not to...

Additive still awaiting FDA review
"The World's Best Drinking Water" placed in more than 60 c-stores.
Distributors seeking to prohibit supermarkets, c-stores from selling suds
5-Hour Energy to fuel Steve Wallace, Rusty Wallace Racing in 2009
Streamlining planned before takeover, company says
Recession fears have consumers "sticking to what they know," less likely to recall new products.
PepsiCo Inc. has appointed Jill Beraud to the newly created position of chief marketing officer, reporting to Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo chairman and CEO.

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