Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Belisito named chairman, CEO; Bayern to become president

ADDISON, Texas -- Boo Koo Holdings Inc. has named Jack Belsito, formerly president of Snapple Distributors Inc., as chairman. In addition, Belsito will assume the CEO's position during the 2008 fourth quarter. Joe Bayern, formerly Chief Strategy Officer of Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages and...

Cott CEO outlines plans to refocus on retailer brands, reduce costs

TORONTO – Retailer-brand soft drink provider Cott Corp. said it plans to refocus the company on private-label beverages. In recognition of the significant challenges recently experienced by the company, David Gibbons, Cott's interim CEO, working with Cott's senior management team and the board, is...

Home City Ice pleads guilty, cooperates in investigation

CINCINNATI -- A Cincinnati packaged-ice manufacturer has pleaded guilty to allocating packaged-ice customers and territories, the Department of Justice said. The Home City Ice Co. pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati to conspiracy. Under the terms of the plea agreement, which is...

Claims BP underage procedures are inconsistent across station types
Gatorade, Purple, Molson Coors, HAVOC add executives
Seventh SKU in Fluid Motion-produced beverage line
Belgian brewer warns of "adverse consequences," but could sweeten pot.
Jones Soda bottles the election
Former Cadbury Schweppes Americas CEO replaces Solomon
Belgium-based brewer offers $47 billion for Anheuser-Busch, companies acknowledge