A Punch of Protein

Convenience Valet and BPI Sports have extended their BPI supplement line up. This new line of sports nutrition supplements is for fitness enthusiasts and those looking for products that promote healthy living. Consumers who are seeking supplements such as whey protein, L-carnitine and melatonin in a portable format need look no further. The BPI Sports […]

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Aspartame-Free Diet Pepsi

Pepsi has released new aspartame-free Diet Pepsi. This new soda, created to meet consumer demand, still has the refreshingly crisp, great taste fans have come to expect from Pepsi. Diet Pepsi, Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi and Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi will now be sweetened with a blend of sucralose instead of aspartame and will be available […]

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Water Drops

SweetLeaf’s has introduced new SewwtLeaf Water Drops. These new additions to SweetLeaf’s product line of stevia sweeteners are available in four delicious flavors. The sweeteners are a sugar-free, gluten-free way to give plain or sparkling water a flavor boost that could be more appealing to the whole family, not just the kids. Flavors like Peach […]

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Zombie Soda

Caprice Brands has released Deadworld Zombie Sodas. This premium, all-natural flavored, glass-bottled soda line is distributed through Redstone Foods based in Dallas. Deadworld Zombie Sodas are available in 12 unique flavors and feature labels drawn by 41 comic book artists who have provided their own creative spin with depictions of zombies and characters based on […]

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Pepsi Releases Aspartame-Free Diet Pepsi

Consumer’s cries for better-for-you options are answered.  In response to consumer demand, Pepsi has released new aspartame-free Diet Pepsi. As consumer demand evolves, it is crucial that companies roll with the times and evolve along with consumers. Consumers have become much more health-conscious in recent years, and Pepsi Co. has heard the cries for change

What Do Americans Want From Soft Drinks?

Many Americans are seeking natural alternatives to regular soda, but not everyone is happy with the currently available alternatives. As Americans continue to grow more health-conscious, carbonated soft drinks are facing mounting negative health perceptions from Americans. However, craft and natural soda alternatives are increasing in popularity among the most active soft drink consumers. While natural and craft

Sheetz Hosts National Root Beer Float Day Celebrations

Sheetz promotes new Barq’s Root Beer Float during National Root Beer Float Day Celebrations. In honor of National Root Beer Float Day, Sheetz offered its new Barq’s Root Beer Float for only $1.99 to Sheetz loyalty card holders. All Sheetz locations participated in the celebration on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. Each year, the nation comes together to celebrate

U.S. Beer Industry Supports 1.75 Million Jobs

America’s favorite adult beverage serves up more than just a refreshing drink. A new study was released, during a Congressional briefing, by the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) on July 28. The study was named the Beer Serves America report, and it details the industry’s complete impact on the American economy. Based on government

Ready-to-Drink Iced Coffee

Krispy Kreme has introduced three of its ready-to-drink iced coffee flavors to the refrigerated section and beverage aisles of participating grocery, convenience and mass merchant stores nationwide. This new offering is an effort to make Krispy Kreme products more widely available to consumers to meet an increasing demand. The three available flavors are mocha, vanilla […]

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Organic Craft Beers

Dr. Jekyll’s Craft Brewery has introduced a line of organic craft beers with super food ingredients. Now beer lovers can fortify their diets with acai berry, turmeric, flax seed oil, cinnamon oil, hawthorn berry, grapefruit fiber and other nutrients with three new brews: Bio Beer, Beer Attack and Beer Belly. Dr. Jekyll’s teamed with bitechnology […]

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Eco-Friendly Ovens

Alto-Shaam has introduced several ENERGY STAR rated CT PROformance and CT Classic Combitherm ovens. The ovens, rated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are engineered to provide unmatched performance, precision and quality, and are the all-in-one solution for efficient and consistent volume food production. The CT PROformance and CT Classic with EcoSmart technology boost energy […]

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Craft Beer Production Soars

Growth in the craft beer industry is happening in all regions and from a mix of sources—from retail settings to unique brewery business models. Craft beer’s popularity continues to grow, and production volume is keeping pace. American craft beer production volume increased 16% in the first half of 2015, according to new mid-year data released

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