Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.
Craft beer

New brewers, innovation driving the category

LONDON -- The craft-beer market in the United States will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.69% during the period 2017 through 2021, according to a new report from Technavio. According to the report, Craft Beer Market in the U.S. 2017-2021, one of the major drivers for this market...

soda tax

Retailer group reviewing options to continue legal fight

UPDATE: The Illinois Retail Merchants Association is appealing the recent court ruling that allowed Cook County's sweetened-beverage tax to go into effect on Aug. 2. "We filed an appeal on court's decision to grant Cook County's Motion to Dismiss Sweetened Bev Tax lawsuit," the association posted...

Men's handshake

From big beer brands to niche sodas and waters, here are a half-dozen manufacturers that named new executives in recent weeks …

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar
Drink maker hopes to drive sampling with relaunch of no-calorie brand
Cook County soda tax
Decision could determine constitutionality of municipal fundraising efforts
Pepsi logo
Nooyi appoints new president, fills two other roles
Alta Palla
Part of effort to invest in nonalcohol sector
7-eleven tradeshow

Franchisees get a look at innovation in CSDs, energy drinks, beer and more

Cans of soda

Sagging sales, soda taxes and craft beer’s growing pangs

heineken beer
Partners with U.S. Beverage to build portfolio in the States