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A-B to Feature 4 Brands in Super Bowl

Anheuser-Busch will return to the Super Bowl as the exclusive beer category advertiser for the 28th year in a row, featuring four of its key brands.


Casey’s Grants a Category Manager’s Wish

How a major c-store player has kept packaged-beverage sales growing by double digits

Facility to analyze supermarket, c-store refrigeration, lighting, HVAC and more

Another year, another record-high average score for the chains studied in the CSP/Service Intelligence Mystery Shop as foodservice becomes a tenet of the industry.

Protein hits the spotlight as enhanced, premium beverages go mainstream.

Four trends driving--or slowing--packaged-beverage sales

Variety is the spice of life. It’s a cliché, but customers like having a choice, especially where beverages are concerned.

With the largest beverage category--CSDs--in decline, convenience retailers are focused on who else they can sell beverages to. Beyond the opportunity to draw additional sales, the added benefit is the opportunity to improve market-basket totals and margins by reaching out to new demographics.

Protein shakes now available in 12-oz. bottles

Can the soft-drink champ bring growth back to dairy?

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