Cactus Water

Nature’s Best Powered by KeHE is now distributing Caliwater Cactus Water. Both the 11.2 ounce (330 milliliter) and one liter of the brand’s fresh prickly pear cactus beverage are available to retailers. Caliwater contains fewer calories and less sugar than all of the leading coconut waters and aloe juices currently on the market. Caliwater contains […]

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Category Growth Slows Across All Channels

Most recent all-channel Nielsen numbers for the four-weeks ending July 11, show slow growth across most categories, with carbonated soft drink sales declining. All channel dollar sales (including grocery, drug, mass, and convenience stores) softened during the four-week period ending July 11, 2015, according to the latest Nielsen data, as reported by Wells Fargo Securities

Wawa Seeks License to Sell Beer

The Concord Township Board of Supervisors is set to vote  on Wawa’s application for licensure to sell beer at a store in Pennsylvania. Wawa is seeking to add to the list of products that it can provide to its loyal customers. At presstime, on Tuesday July 21, 2015, the Concord Township Board of Supervisors was

Dos Equis Roja

HEINEKEN USA has introduced the new Dos Equis Roja. This new brew will join the Beers of Mexico variety pack, which also includes a mix of perennial favorites, Dos Equis Lager, Tecate and Sol. Dos Equis Roja is a distinctive red lager crafted with Mexican malted barley and hops. This latest version of the Beers of Mexico pack […]

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Convenience Valet and BPI Sports Promote Health

Convenience Valet looks to attract the health-conscious customer with a new line of sports drinks.  Convenience Valet, in partnership with BPI Sports, has introduced a new line of sports nutrition supplements for fitness enthusiasts and those looking for products that promote healthy living. “Recently a major retailer came to us looking for supplements such as whey protein,

C-Store Beverage Sales Up 6% in Second Quarter

Energy and non-carbonated drink sales drive the non-alcoholic beverage category at convenience stores. Wells Fargo Securities LLC’s most recent “Beverage Buzz” survey that polls more than 15,000 c-store locations across the nation found that non-alcoholic beverage sales climbed 6% in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed by the strength in the energy drinks and non-carbonated

Organic Keurig Coffee

Keurig Green Mountain Inc. has introduced Green Mountain Coffee Organic, a new line of premium coffees that are both organic and Fair Trade Certified. This launch marks the first collection of a double certified line of Green Mountain Coffee ever available for the Keurig hot brewing system. With this new Organic line, Green Mountain Coffee […]

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Organic Beverages

Temple Turmeric has introduced Super Lights. This new line of fully-functional thirst-quenchers is designed to support a positive inflammation response with seven grams of the brand’s proprietary Hawaiian Oana Turmeric and only 40 calories per bottle. Super Lights are available in three flavors—Hibiscus Berry-Ade, Lemon Ginger-Ade and Strawberry Lemon-Ade—and will start hitting store shelves this […]

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7-Eleven Crowns Slurpee Queen

7-Eleven has recognized Taylor, Mich. store owner for Slurpee sales, but the rest of Michigan isn’t far behind. Rani Singh, owner of the Taylor, Mich. 7-Eleven, has been crowned the 7-Eleven Slurpee Queen. Singh’s store sells on average around 375 Slurpees daily, and in the summer months, that number spikes to 1,000 a day. Singh was

7-Eleven Celebrates 88 Years With Slurpee Giveaway

7-Eleven will celebrate its 88th birthday on July 11, but the fun doesn’t stop there. 7-Eleven will be celebrating its 88th birthday on July 11 (7/11). In order to celebrate, 7-Eleven stores will be hosting the 13th annual Slurpee Day. On July 11, 7-Eleven stores will be giving away FREE small Slurpee drinks. However, this birthday celebration is only

Are Energy Drinks Still Delivering Oomph?

Demand for energy drinks continues to push sales upward, making the category a star performer. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Energy drink sales are up, even as larger, more established, mass-market categories like carbonated soft drinks and fruit beverages have dipped. For convenience store operators, the message couldn’t be clearer. “Energy drinks experienced solid volume

How To Entice Customers With Frozen Drinks

Bundling and smart marketing help keep frozen dispensed beverage sales hot as summer arrives.  By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Sales of frozen dispensed beverages in convenience stores show no sign of slowing down, with flavor extensions and in-store marketing resonating with consumers of all ages. “The frozen dispensed category at convenience stores continues to soar

Tecate Light’s Born Bold Program Extended for Authentic Mexican Celebrations

Tecate Light takes advantage of authentic Mexican Celebrations to drive sales. Tecate Light is extending its Born Bold program this September to push sales during authentic Mexican Independence Day celebrations. Tecate Light is encouraging bi-cultural consumers celebrate the holiday with a bolder tasting light beer. National TV spots, digital and social media and Independence Day focused bilingual messaging

Wawa Seeks To Sell Beer At Pennsylvania Store

Wawa seeks to make shopping even more convenient by gaining a liquor license to sell beer for a Pennsylvania store. One Pennsylvania Wawa store in Concord Township, Delaware County is seeking approval to sell beer according to a report by CBS Philly. Grocery stores in the area already sell beer, and Wawa is hoping to

Dunkin’ Donuts Introduces New Fruit Smoothies for Summer

Dunkin’ Donuts adds new summer flavors to its unique beverage menu. Dunkin’ Donuts has officially added Fruit Smoothies and other new frozen beverages to its menu. Made with Real fruit and creamy low-fat yogurt, Dunkin’ Donuts two new smoothie flavors, Strawberry Banana and Tropical Mango, contain 260 calories or less for a 16 ounce serving.

What Are Beer Customers Demanding?

Health-consciousness has lead to a decline in consumers who prefer beer with high alcohol content, but the production of such beverages has increased. As health awareness and concern about binge drinking drives sales of low and non-ABV beers among consumers, it would seem counter-intuitive that innovation in strongly alcoholic beers is rising. However, research from Mintel shows that

The J.M. Smucker Co. Announces Price Decreases

Sustained market declines leads to price decreases from producers. The green coffee futures market has been in decline for quite some time, and coffee producers are responding to this trend. The J. M. Smucker Co. has decreased the list price for the majority of its packaged coffee products sold in the U.S., primarily consisting of

Starbucks Launches Frappuccino Flavor Competition

Starbucks uses healthy competition to ignite customer enthusiasm. The Frappuccino has been a customer favorite since Starbucks introduced it 20 years ago, and since then the drink has never been the same. This month Starbucks introduced six new Frappuccino flavors. Customers’ love of Frappuccino is expected to drive sales as fans are invited to vote

FDA Discovers Contaminants in 7-Eleven And Other Bottled Water

E-coli causing bacteria evokes recall of 7-Eleven and other bottled water brands. A recall has been issued for all water bottled by Niagara Bottling, including the 7-Eleven brand, from June 10-18 2015. On June 10, a strand of E-coli causing bacteria was discovered in one of Niagara Bottling’s spring water sources, reported Yahoo Health. After

What Would You Like to Drink With That?

What to drink is a decision consumers must make daily, but what will they choose? Choosing a beverage is something that is done constantly in everyday life. Whether it’s deciding to drink water or a sports drink during a workout, or choosing between coffee and tea to start the morning, everyone is accustomed to making such non-alcoholic beverage

Newcastle Launches Campaign Aimed At Light Beer Drinkers

Newcastle Brown Ale offers a chance to win an exclusive trip to London as it celebrates being the top imported and brown ale. Newcastle Brown Ale is campaigning to reach out to the drinkers of light beer. A common misconception about this brown ale is that it is heavy and bitter, but Newcastle is looking

Kangaroo Express To Offer Circle K’s Polar Pop Cup

Any size Polar Pop cup just 69 cents all year long, at Kangaroo Express convenience stores. Kangaroo Express, now part of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., is rolling out Circle K’s Polar Pop Cup, a cup made from polar foam the ensures cold beverages maintain their chill. The cup is now available year-round in any size for

Cumberland Farms Celebrates Summer With Free Frozen Beverages

Convenience store customers received a free drink Friday as part of the sixth annual Free Chill Zone Day at Cumberland Farms. Summer is here! And Cumberland Farms is celebrating. On Friday, June 19, the chain kicked off its sixth annual Free Chill Zone Day. All day Friday—until Midnight, customers had the chance to swing by

Heineken Announces Employee Hires and Promotions

Tara Rush promoted to SVP corporate relations, and Bridget Lasda hired as vice president of national accounts. HEINEKEN announced it has hired Bridget Lasda, former vice president of sales for the Coca-Cola Co., as vice president of national accounts, and  has promoted Tara Rush to senior vice president of corporate relations (CR). Tara Rush In

Modern Beverage Dispensing

Coca-Cola Freestyle 7000 is an ice-cooled countertop beverage dispenser. Offering 60+ beverages, the Coca-Cola Freestyle 7000 units save space and retrofitting cost for operators who want the benefits of the original Coca-Cola Freestyle—consumer engagement, variety and choice—but on a smaller scale. Results from Coca-Cola Freestyle proprietary research found the original Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser include driving […]

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