Channel: Independents

Samuel Adams Rebel IPA beer line
Rouser and Rider join the Rebel family, roll out in February
Red Bull energy drink vs. Monster energy drink
Energy drink tops Monster in dollar share for first time since August
National Retail Federation NRF ObamaCare Affordable Care Act (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)
Corporate News
NRF: Unintended consequences have slowed retail job creation, limited hours, more
CSP Magazine
Convenience-store chain storms the Long Island market with hearty eats on a robust site
GPM Scotchman One Stop (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Gas Stations)
Mergers & Acquisitions News
Will convert c-stores it acquired from Arey Oil to Scotchman flag
CSP Magazine
A look at what Couche-Tard will do with The Pantry’s 1,512-store Kangaroo network.
Beverage sales, foot traffic most affected, though conclusions are split
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Consolidated bottler adds Cleveland and Cookeville, Tenn., to territory
CSP Magazine
How to go from cyber victim to data-security top gun—and prevent criminals from stealing your $#!t