Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Fees, limited supply make adding beer and wine a challenge

ALTOONA, Pa. -- After fighting to open the door to cold beer and wine sales in convenience stores in Pennsylvania, Sheetz Inc. intends to kick it down by adding alcohol beverages to all its c-stores or as many as possible, according to a report in the Central Penn Business Journal. Sheetz...

Brewer celebrates new presence in several markets

LEUVEN, Belgium - - Anheuser-Busch completed its acquisition of SABMiller on Oct. 10, following approvals by shareholders of both companies and regulatory officials in all the major countries in which the companies operate. The combined company will have operations in virtually every major beer...

New research shows which brands get talked about the most and which are falling behind

NEW YORK -- After months of struggling at retail, major diet-soda brands are also showing a lack of interest on social media and in consumer conversations. Unit sales of diet carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) in convenience stores dropped 1.2% during 2015 on top of an 8.6% decline the year prior,...

Plan could add $1.44 to the cost of a 12-pack of soda, other drinks
Grand opening will feature food and coffee, plus beer at 29 degrees
Nestle expands its Boost drink line

Here's a look at four drinks that have PepsiCo excited about its growth in the United States ...

Brewer highlights limited-time packaging and merchandising
Invites media to witness sale of first bottle of wine in a Pennsylvania c-store
Clash of titans coming to c-store cold vaults