Beverages

Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

New "entry-level" packaging gives soft-drink sales a boost at BP

ATLANTA -- Can 99 cents improve sales, and perhaps even revive a category? That's the question Coca-Cola aimed to answer when it began testing its flagship products in 99-cent 14- and 16-oz. PET bottles in late 2008. The goal, according to Ed Coleman, assistant vice president, shopper marketing for...

Mintel: Wine market has grown 20% despite recession

CHICAGO -- Two-thirds of respondents (67%) to a new survey said that they partake in wine on holidays and special occasions while at home. Another 58% drink wine at home with dinner on an ordinary night, according to Chicago-based research firm Mintel. The wine market has grown 20% from 2004-2009...

CKE Restaurants Inc. announced it is offering vitaminwater at all of its 1,212 Carl's Jr. locations.

CARPINTERIA, Calif. -- CKE Restaurants Inc. announced it is offering vitaminwater at all of its 1,212 Carl's Jr. locations. Carl's Jr. will feature three flavors of the nutrient-enhanced water: vitaminwater xxx, vitaminwater revive and vitaminwater essential. CKE Restaurants has a long-standing...

Amid some 200 analysts, investors and media last week, Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent made a confession.
Hiland Premium Artesian Water, exclusively available at Kum & Go convenience stores, is now available in the ENSO biodegradable plastic bottle.
Price dispute halts sales in largest U.S. warehouse club
MillerCoors making convenience store channel a priority
Sends letters to nearly 30 manufacturers
Retailer starts petition for beer sales in Pennsylvania
Cheerwine partners with Pepsi Bottling Ventures to expands into Delmarva

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