Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

What are diverse consumer groups looking for in the alcohol-beverage aisle?

Soda maker juggles its zero-calorie portfolio to 'meet differing needs and taste preferences'

PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Less than a year after removing aspartame from its Diet Pepsi in an effort to revive the brand, PepsiCo will bring back the old formula in the guise of Diet Pepsi Classic Sweetener Blend. The September rollout also will include a third version of the zero-calorie carbonated soft...

Lawsuit seeks to rectify 'arbitrary, unreasonable' regulation, could also open the door for Mexican retailer

AUSTIN, Texas -- Distributor McLane Co. Inc. has joined with the Texas Association of Business in a lawsuit filed June 27 against the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) in federal court to force the TABC to apply the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code in a fair, consistent and legal manner...

Are the major beer makers ready to put bikini culture behind them?

Iced tea led the drink innovations in the FARE Conference Food Pavilion

Possible spoilage, some illnesses reported
Drinks now available in Indiana and Kentucky, and in grocer's stores.
Jan. 1 price increase will include sugary and diet drinks

Starbucks gives new teas and cold-brew coffee the ready-to-drink treatment

Line extension is first move toward more craft-style beers