Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Jan. 1 price increase will include sugary and diet drinks

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia on June 16 became the first major city in the nation to levy a tax on soda, tacking a 1.5-cent-per-ounce surcharge on all sweetened varieties, including diet drinks, according to a report in Restaurant Business . Unlike other soda-tax efforts positioned as anti-obesity...

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

Line extension is first move toward more craft-style beers

SEATTLE -- Rainier Brewing Co. introduced its first new beer in almost two decades this week with the release of Rainier Pale Mountain Ale. The new beer will be brewed in Woodinville, Wash., marking another historic milestone: the return of Rainier brewing operations to Washington for the first...

Two new beverage platforms expected to 'vastly accelerate growth' for beverage maker.
Line extension debuts in third version of limited-edition variety pack
'This is the most significant change to Pennsylvania in 80 years'.

Here’s a look at where each of the major candidates stands on the issue of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes.

The home soda maker has been discontinued. Is the fad over?
Four-year veteran fills role previously held by Watson
Kroger adding green-tea line to 1,500 stores