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


Allied Domecq Agrees to $14 Billion Takover

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


Coke Whitley Probe Ends

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

Team 7-Eleven fuels new product development

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

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


The downsizing of supersizing is making it harder for beverage companies to keep the soda fountain flowing, according to a Dow Jones report.

Gasoline profits plummet as margins fall and credit card fees escalate, but strong in-store sales and profits spur growth in 2004

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