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7-Eleven Goes Wild With Animal Slurpee Straws

Novelty cups reminiscent of vintage glass milk bottles accompany the new straws.    Starting May 26, 7-Eleven Inc. is introducing limited-edition Slurpee straws with muzzles, snouts and beaks based on four popular spirit animals—the eagle, fox, wolf and cat. The straws retail for $1.49 at participating stores. Accompanying the collectible straws are new novelty Slurpee

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Refreshing Lemonade

With summer just around the corner, Red River Tea Co. has unveiled its latest beverage innovation, Teazzers Squeeze, a unique, refreshing lemonade available for restaurants, convenience stores and other quality soft drink vendors. Teazzers Squeeze offers the perfect balance of tart and sweet with real lemon flavor. The company’s patent-pending puck formula—available in gelatin or […]

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Frozen Beverage Blending Station

Taylor Co. has introduced the MagnaBlend Frozen Beverage Blending Station to meet operators’ high-volume demands for frozen beverages while increasing profitability. The MagnaBlend station integrates a blender, shaved ice dispenser and rinse station into one machine, eliminating the need for multiple prep areas. With a nine-second blend time, the machine increases efficiency and service speed. […]

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Cumberland Farms Introduces Signature f’real Milkshake

Cools and caffeinates customers for $1.99. Cumberland Farms is celebrating spring by introducing the new Farmhouse Blend f’real Milkshake. The new milkshake combines the brand’s signature Farmhouse Blend Coffee with real ice cream and dairy-fresh milk, which is blended in a convenient, on-the-go cup—and contains no artificial flavors or preservatives. Customers can purchase the milkshake

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Chocolate Caramel Cappuccino

Give your guests an escape from the rush of the day with White Chocolate Caramel featuring Kraft Caramels from General Foods International. Launched in 2014, this treat is a decadent combination of rich chocolate and the creamy, sweet caramel flavor expected from Kraft Caramels. Your customers will love the on-trend flavor of this delectable offering. […]

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In-Store Beverage Sales Up

The four weeks ending April 18, 2015 see strong results across all channels. Citing Nielsen beverage “all channel” data for the four weeks ending April 18, 2015, Wells Fargo Securities LLC reported that all channel dollar sales, including grocery, drug, mass and convenience stores were up for each major manufacturer. Coca-Cola dollar sales were up

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Sweet Cream Flavored Creamer

International Delight has introduced new Cold Stone Creamery Sweet Cream to its line of non-dairy flavored creamers. The new flavor adds a rich, creamy indulgence to coffee and brings to mind the taste of fresh, homemade ice cream. Consumers are looking for customization when it comes to their coffee with 41% of consumers reporting that […]

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Slim Cans

Talking Rain Beverage Co., the makers of Sparkling Ice beverages, is expanding the brand’s packaging offerings with the addition of eight-ounce slim cans. Available in convenient eight-count fridge packs, Sparking Ice will offer four flavors in the new format, including fan favorites Black Raspberry, Orange Mango, Kiwi Strawberry and Cherry Limeade. The addition of Sparkling […]

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C-Store Beverage Sales Strong in Q1

Industry tailwinds continue. Wells Fargo Securities LLC recently completed its Beverage Buzz survey for the first quarter of 2015, where it polls beverage retailers, representing over 15,000 convenience store (c-store) locations across the U.S. “Based on our ‘Beverage Buzz’ survey results, it appears non-alcoholic beverage trends remain very strong with +6.4% sales growth in Q1

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Extend Cinco Celebrations and Sales

Dos Equis’ Dos De Mayo Program debuts. Dos Equis is once again inviting consumers to showcase their individuality and make one of the most anticipated party occasions of the year even bigger. This year’s Dos Equis’ Dos de Mayo retail program is geared towards helping consumers celebrate the biggest Saturday ever with elements including National

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“Share a Coke” Campaign Returns

Offers 1,000 reasons to enjoy a Coke this summer. Coca-Cola is bringing back one of its most successful U.S. programs of all time. “Share a Coke” swept the nation last summer and, beginning this week, Coca-Cola bottles across the country will once again feature the names of millions of Americans. Back by popular demand, Coca-Cola

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Red Berries and Ginger Flavors

Strongbow Hard Apple Ciders has launched two new flavors, Strongbow Red Berries and Strongbow Ginger, as part of a brand new variety pack launch. The variety pack, which also features Strongbow Gold Apple and Strongbow Honey, includes three bottles of each flavor and is sold nationally, available year-round. With refreshment at its core, Strongbow Red […]

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Red Berries and Ginger Flavors

Strongbow Hard Apple Ciders has launched two new flavors, Strongbow Red Berries and Strongbow Ginger, as part of a brand new variety pack launch. The variety pack, which also features Strongbow Gold Apple and Strongbow Honey, includes three bottles of each flavor and is sold nationally, available year-round. With refreshment at its core, Strongbow Red […]

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7-Eleven Holds Bring-Your-Own-Cup Slurpee Day

Slurpee fans are invited to bring their own, sanitary and no-larger-than-10- inches- in-diameter container to fill with their favorite Slurpee flavors this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at a participating 7‑Eleven store. Bring your carafes … beakers … goblets … jars … or anything else that could even remotely be considered a cup

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Purified, Balanced Water

Award winning beverage entrepreneur Lance Collins and award winning producer and songwriter Lukasz Gottwald, aka Dr. Luke, have joined forces to launch CORE Natural Water. CORE Natural Water is ultra-purified using a seven stage proprietary process including U.V., carbon filtration, reverse osmosis and ozonation that removes harmful impurities and contaminants. It is then balanced with […]

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HEINEKEN USA Appoints New CEO

Ronald Den Elzen to succeed Dolf Van Den Brink who will lead HEINEKEN Mexico. HEINEKEN USA has announced that effective July 1, Dolf van den Brink will be the new CEO of Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma/HEINEKEN Mexico. He will be succeeded by Ronald den Elzen, the current managing director of HEINEKEN Portugal. Van den Brink has been

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Commitment to Coffee Excellence

More than two decades ago, Greg Lorance discovered where he wanted to work—Cumberland Farms. Today, he and the company are facing the future together. By David Bennett, Senior Editor It’s been a long time since Greg Lorance worked the third shift at convenience retail chain Cumberland Farms. As an 18-year-old clerk at the time, he

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Tea & Juice Sales Keep Flowing

Consumers’ desire for newer, healthier and more convenient drinks is fueling c-stores’ profits. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor Dual demand for healthy packaged beverages and variety still drives sales of teas and juices at convenience stores. To take advantage of such momentum, attentive c-store owners and operators are paying heed to the trends, keeping top-selling

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Flavored Sparkling Waters

Cascade Ice zero-calorie sparkling flavored waters are refreshing, delicious beverages that the whole family will love. Cascade Ice waters do not contain unnecessary and unhealthy “extras” like sodium, gluten or sugar. Fans love the great taste and are thrilled to have a healthier option than sugary juices and sodas. With over 21 delicious flavors including […]

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Limited Edition Bottles

Jones Soda Co., a premium beverage company known for its customer-designed packaging, has announced its Spring and Easter themed bottles, featuring the return of fan-favorite retired flavors, Pineapple Cream and Grape. To celebrate Spring, Jones Soda brought back two past favorites—Grape and Pineapple Cream in new and bright spring time designed labels featuring bunnies and […]

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CSD, Energy Drink Sales Soften

“With retail gas prices rising, we believe in-store sales were negatively impacted across all categories,” says Wells Fargo spokesperson. Total carbonated soft drink (CSD) excluding energy drinks, dollar sales in the U.S. convenience store channel were down -1.4% (+1.5% for prior 12-weeks) during the four-week period ending March 14, 2015, reported Wells Fargo Securities quoting

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Dairy Remains a Patron Destination

Dairy products like ice cream and milk can prove productive parts of the c-store sales mix in the months to come provided retailers and suppliers are open to aggressive merchandising, flexible pricing and flavor innovation. According to Mary Chapman, senior director of product innovation for Chicago-based research and consulting firm Technomic Inc., 73% of consumers

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Energy Boost

What makes Rhino Rush energy shots work so well is a special blend of herbal ingredients that, when combined, maximize energy potential. Take caffeine for instance. When used alone caffeine is good for an energy boost, but lacks longevity, can cause jitters and agitation, and restricts blood flow. But when properly combined with other selective […]

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Draft Non-Alcoholic Beer

ArKay Malt Beverages, a division of ArKay Beverages, has launched the world’s first non-alcoholic craft draft beer collection. According to Jose Jaramillo, ArKay’s general manager for the USA and Europe, ArKay non-alcoholic craft beer can be sold virtually anywhere. No liquor license is required to serve the beer to the consumer. Gas stations and convenience […]

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Wells Fargo Analyzes Beverage Sales Results

Nielsen data ending March 14, shows liquid teas with double-digit dollar sales growth. Total carbonated soft drinks (CSD), excluding energy drinks, saw flat dollar sales (+0.3% for 12-weeks) in the latest XAOC Nielsen period during the four-weeks ending March 14, 2015, driven by equal unit pricing increases of +4.5% and equal unit volume declines of

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