Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

7-Eleven celebrates 82nd U.S. anniversary; 40th in Canada

DALLAS -- 7-Eleven Inc. is kicking off its July 11 (7/11) "National Slurpee Day" celebration in Los Angeles the night before by giving away a one-year supply of Slurpees to the first 100 fans who line up at the North Hollywood, Calif., store located on Vineland Ave. and Vanowen St. 7-Eleven...

MillerCoors taps Gomez to lead Coors family of brands

DENVER & MONTREAL -- Global brewer Molson Coors Brewing Co. recently named one of its senior executives and a 28-year Molson veteran to the top post at Molson in Canada. Dave Perkins, 55, assumes the role of president and CEO for Molson Canada. He previously held the dual role of president of...

Beverage industry not sweet on health-care reform payment proposal

WASHINGTON -- Lobbyists for Coca-Cola Co., Archer Daniels Midland Co. and allies in the soft-drink industry are moving to kill a proposal to tax sugared beverages to help finance a federal health-care overhaul, reported Bloomberg. The Senate Finance Committee included a soft-drink tax among...

7-Eleventies Slurpee, energy cappuccino, sweepstakes to G.I. Joe movie release
C-store chain's private-label wine takes two awards.
Brewer seeking way to sell half of U.S. beer volume directly to retailers
Drugstore chain may add suds, wine again after dry decade
Retailer offers background, details on Pa. liquor laws; urges change
Retailer issues statement on Supreme Court ruling
Local police to issue 7-Eleven 'Slurpee Tickets' for good deeds.