Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages begins promised cuts

PLANO, Texas -- The maker of Dr Pepper added to staff cutbacks at its Plano headquarters this week, as the company moved to eliminate some of the 470 jobs it plans to shed corporate-wide by yearend, reported The Dallas Morning News. Since we announced the restructuring program on Oct. 10, we have...

Energy products now available nationwide

ARLINGTON, Texas -- TNT Marketing has been selected by Precise Nutrition International (PNI) Inc. to market its energy and nutritional products to convenience stores nationally. Precise Nutritional released the original energy liquid, Liquid Energy, first sold in c-stores in 1987. The first energy...

Testing morning menu in N.Y., L.A.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- Healthy blended beverages and snacks quick-service restaurant (QSR) chain Jamba Juice recently launched a new breakfast test in New York and Los Angeles. "Breakfast is the fastest-growing daypart in QSR, a trend which we expect to be very complementary to Jamba Juice's current...

The Coca-Cola Co. and illycaff a SpA signed a memorandum of understanding to form a global joint venture focused on the premium ready-to-drink coffee segment.
Cheryl Yex was the grand-prize winner of 7-Eleven stores' Get Animated online contest, part of the company's campaign in July heralding The Simpsons Movie.
Retailers voice surprise, curiosity about future of new No. 2 beer brewer
Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley has proposed, among other taxes, a 10-cent tariff on every bottle sold in the city, reported The Chicago Tribune.
Acceptable sale was "unlikely," Sunderland said.
Some brewers passing on, others eating increases
Joint venture creates stronger No. 2 brewer in U.S. beer industry