Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.
energy drinks

First drugstore chain joins grocers in limiting sales to consumers 16 and older

LONDON -- The United Kingdom’s Boots drugstore chain has joined more than a half dozen grocery-store chains in England in voluntarily banning the sale of energy drinks to children. Since the beginning of 2018, Waitrose, Tesco, Co-op, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Lidl and Morrisons—some of the United...

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Energy drinks see most improvement in months on back of Monster

Bottles may contain particles of glass

NEW YORK -- Anheuser-Busch InBev beer brand Stella Artois announced April 2 a voluntary recall of select packages containing 11.2-ounce (330-mL) bottles of Stella Artois beer that may contain particles of glass. This recall applies to Stella Artois six-packs, 12-packs, 18-packs, 24-packs, “Best of...

Coca-Cola technology test correlates cooler-door opens with actual sales
New line of 4 organic, carbonated drinks will launch in limited markets April 2

As Coca-Cola Co. extends Dasani Sparkling, smaller brands look for their niche

New products extend retailer's coffee brand.
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Retailer sees drinks as key to building store traffic
CEO to speak at Responsible Business Summit
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Whole Foods Market reveals evolving consumer preferences in tastes and packaging