Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Long, Smith will report directly to Mackay

LONDON -- SABMiller plc said that Norman Adami, President and CEO SABMiller Americas, Milwaukee, will be retiring from the company. For some time, the company said, Adami has expressed a desire to retire and return to South Africa, at an appropriate juncture, due to compelling family circumstances...

Christy's fined for underweight bags

SANDWICH, Mass. -- A Christy's convenience store in Sandwich, Mass., was fined $750 last week for for selling bags of ice containing less than the advertised five pounds of product, reported The Cape Cod Times. After receiving a complaint from a consumer, inspectors from the town of Barnstable...

Will lead new combined function

ATLANTA -- The Coca-Cola Co. has appointed Joseph V. Tripodi to the position of chief marketing and commercial officer, reporting to president and COO Muhtar Kent. Most recently, Tripodi was the senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Allstate Insurance Co., where he was responsible...

Pepsi reportedly to print Aquafina source
Extends timetable on U.S. beverage unit sale due to market volatility
Bottle shortage resolved
New Sun Nutrition Inc., a developer and distributor of healthy beverages and nutritional supplements, has changed its corporate name to The FRS Co.
West Coast stores to carry FRS energy drink
Will lead customer growth efforts
Deal already existed between Monster, Freek