Beverage category news for the convenience store retail industry.
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Retailer sees drinks as key to building store traffic

LAVAL, Quebec -- As Alimentation Couche-Tard continues to struggle with store traffic, the retailer is looking at beverages as a primary category it can use to turn things around. "When you step back and look at merchandise retail sales in February in the U.S., [they] were negative," President and...

CEO to speak at Responsible Business Summit

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The president and CEO of beer brewer Heineken USA will deliver the keynote speech at the Responsible Business Summit in New York on March 26, highlighting the role of the C-suite in driving shared purpose and the need for long-term coalitions to promote environmental and...

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Whole Foods Market reveals evolving consumer preferences in tastes and packaging

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Sweetened-beverage tax stirs illegal sales from outside the state: report
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Manufacturers expand distribution and land new retail clients

Lawmakers react to increase in teens treated for acute intoxication
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Convenience retailers pressured by dollar stores, supermarkets
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Packages use 25% less plastic than company’s previous products
Drink available in single-serve and half-gallon packages