Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.

Most convenience stores offer both fountain and packaged beverages.

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Most convenience stores offer both fountain and packaged beverages. And that's a good thing, according to a recent survey conducted by Chicago-based Technomic Inc. on behalf of American Express. The survey shows a growing split between consumers who prefer one type of beverage...

Wineries sponsor cars; owners, drivers produce own vintages; fans upscaling

YORK, Pa. -- Tracking a trend that could have positive implications for convenience stores, Ad Age said that wine seems to be catching on with the NASCAR set, a prime c-store demographic. NASCAR West team owner Randy Lynch and his 12-member crew are wine drinkers, and Lynch's racecar features the...

Coca-Cola testing resealable glass bottles

ATLANTA -- The Coca-Cola Co. recently rolled out 11.8-oz. glass bottles with a resealable top, a test product being offered in only three citiesChicago, Phoenix and Atlanta, said the Chicago Sun-Times. The Coke, Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Zero bottles are marketed for individual sale in convenience...

Sends 10,000 to U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Iraq
Starbucks Coffee Co. has launched its new ready-to-drink coffee drink, Starbucks Iced Coffee, in the U.S. through the North American Coffee Partnership.
Indiana House vote threatens c-stores' right to sell beer.
First beverage venture outside scoop shops
A-B, PepsiCo continue to crank out memorable commercials for the Big Game
Everlast nutrition selects TNT to handle energy drink, snack, nutritional brands
The Super Bowl kicks off industry campaign and new advertising guidelines