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Packaged Facts: “This is a Golden Age of Beverage Innovation in America”

After years of stagnation, beverages are being transformed by massive innovations. Research firm Packaged Facts has released its latest report: “Ready-to-Drink Beverage Trend Forecast 2017: Culinary Trend Tracking Series,” where it concludes we are living in “a Golden Age of Beverage Innovation.” From extended-release energy drinks that last longer and meal replacement drinks customized to

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What Puts the “Craft” in Craft Beer?

Craft beer consumers aged 21-34-years-old make up the group that is most aware of craft beer terms. Craft beer is booming, but what is influencing craft beer customers path to purchase and what buzzwords can retailers use to better reach these consumers? Wonder no more. Danny Brager, senior vice president of Nielsen’s Beverage Alcohol Practice

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Beverage Industry Stays Ahead of Evolving Customer Tastes

Wells Fargo shares insights on the beverage industry. Wells Fargo recently attended Beverage Digest’s “Market Smarts” Conference in New York City and shared the future outlook for beverages. “We continue to believe that the beverage industry has many opportunities (and challenges), but believe the overall outlook for the industry’s leaders remains favorable,” said Wells Fargo

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Hoosiers Prefer Cold Beer Purchases

A new survey indicates Indiana consumers support state c-stores being able to sell cold beer as part of Chill Indiana campaign. A statewide poll released June 5 indicates 70% of Hoosiers favor allowing drug, convenience and grocery stores to sell cold beer, while another 65% favor Sunday carryout alcohol sales. The survey was commissioned by

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C-Store Beverage Buzz Survey

Convenience store beverage sales were up 4-5% over the Memorial holiday weekend, a slight deceleration from last year as weak energy sales increased. Wells Fargo recently conducted a “Beverage Buzz” survey of beverage retailers representing thousands of c-store locations across the country to get a sense of beverage trends during the recent Memorial Day holiday.

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7-Eleven Brings Back ‘Operation Chill’

Local police officers give out free Slurpee coupons to reward kids. Children have the chance to earn free Slurpees this summer while having positive interactions with law enforcement. For the 22nd year, 7-Eleven is again teaming up with police and sheriff’s departments to distribute free Slurpee drink coupons to children and youth through its popular

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Rutter’s Introduces 9th Beer Cave

The York, Pa. convenience store chain aims to add beer to as many of its c-store locations as possible. The Rutter’s at the corner of the Susquehanna Trail and Lightner Road in York, Pa. introduced beer sales on May 24, following a remodel to add a beer cave. Rutter’s Beer Caves are set to 29

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