Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Bottled-water pioneer has some warnings for the industry

NEW YORK -- Nestle Waters North America president and CEO Kim Jeffery was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the recent Beverage Forum held in New York. No single figure looms larger in the bottled-water industry than our honoree today, Michael Bellas, chairman and CEO of the...

Coors, Miller, A-B roll out promotions, expand sports sponsorships

GOLDEN, Colo. -- Coors Light, the official beer sponsor of the National Football League (NFL) is adding four new teams to its sponsorship roster. And once again, it is giving NFL fans the chance to win regular season tickets and other NFL-related prizes. Coors is announcing new partnerships with...

Suds sales resume despite ongoing legal battle

ALTOONA, Pa. -- A Sheetz convenience store is once again selling beer, six months after its original venture into those sales was ended by the state, reported WJAC-TV. Sales started at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday at the store in Altoona, Pa., the chain?s home base, making it the third time the store has...

Coca-Cola North America and Caribou Coffee have announced a national launch of a new line of premium ready-to-drink iced coffees.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to hear a case on whether convenience and grocery stores can sell beer without also allowing customers to drink.
Calls for enforcement against misleading claims
Pops 66 on Route 66 puts soda first at new Okla. station/store/restaurant combo
Crown Imports LLC recently announced the promotion of Bill Renspie to senior vice president of national accounts off-premise.
United States Beverage L.L.C. (USB) announced the arrival of Estrella Damm to its growing line of imported beers.
Calif. regulators voted to raise taxes on "alcopops," flavored alcoholic beverages some say are packaged to appeal to youth and contribute to underage drinking.