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How to Win With Wine

Convenience stores are paying heed to customers’ thirst for better wine selections. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Wine usually isn’t top of mind for consumers when they stop at a convenience store—which is why operators need to draw their attention to the category, which can provide some good incremental sales. This past August, Technomic reported

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How To Boost Beverage Sales

As more consumers shun carbonated soda, teas and juices are at the ready to quench c-stores’ thirst for category profits. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor Of the top 10 merchandise categories in 2014 that demonstrated monthly strength in sales and margin percentage per the average store, tobacco was tops, followed by packaged beverages. According to

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How to Free Up Frozen Beverages

Because of the robust profit margin and strong demand for frozen dispensed beverages, more channel retailers are rolling out their own signature programs. However, convenience stores still remain above the crowd when it comes to one of the coolest beverage segments out there. By Michele Wojciechowski, Contributing Editor Without a doubt, convenience stores face competition

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XYIENCE Energy Beverages Announces New Ownership

Big Red Inc. plans to reach a new, larger demographic than before by targeting college football fans. XYIENCE, a zero calorie energy beverage, has re-launched under new ownership. The new owner is Austin, Texas-based Big Red Inc. Along with new ownership, the re-launch features a new look for the energy beverage brand and the roll out of a marketing campaign

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Single-Serve Hot Cocoa

Boyd Coffee Co. has released new single-serve hot cocoa. The new cocoa is crafted with high-quality cocoa for a rich, creamy, smooth chocolate flavor. This September the new cocoa will be available in a 10-count box, and they will work in brewers that accept K-cup portion packs. The cocoa is also packed in a re-sealable […]

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Extra Energy

Living Essentials LLC has released its new peach mango flavored Extra Strength 5-hour ENERGY shot. The new flavor joins strawberry watermelon, sour apple, grape and berry to become the fifth extra strength variety of the popular energy shot, which also has six regular strength flavors as well as decaf.  5-hour ENERGY is a liquid energy […]

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Sheetz Debuts New Coffee And Eco-friendly Cups

Sheetz finds a way to decrease the number of cups in landfills by over two million per year. Family-owned convenience retailer, Sheetz, launched its new Sheetz Bros. Coffee on Aug. 26. The new line was released in over 500 stores companywide. The coffee line consists of four freshly ground signature blends with a light to dark progression. The coffee is

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