Beverage and RTD drinks category news for the convenience- store retail industry


Pepsi R&D Works Overtime

Strong start to year bodes well for No. 2 beverage-maker


A Toast to Taste

Beer continues to lose ground to wine, spirits

Miller opens new front in low-price category in beer wars

Cadbury Schweppes reformulates diet mainstay

British drinks company Allied Domecq PLC has agreed in principle to a $14.2 billion takeover offer from French and U.S. rivals.


Hyper-caffeinated coffee featured on morning TV

The U.S. Department of Justice has decided to close its investigation into allegations raised in a whistleblower lawsuit of accounting irregularities.

Energy costs helped weigh down the first-quarter operating profit at Plano-based Frito-Lay North America.

Team 7-Eleven fuels new product development

McLane will remain key supplier to U.S. stores through early 2008

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