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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Invigorate The Drink Menu

Now convenience stores can offer patrons a refreshing alternative to soft drinks—made easy with DaVinci Gourmet Invigorators. Crafted with green coffee extract, these fruit-flavored beverages provide a healthy boost to patrons needing an afternoon pick-me-up and contain only 70 calories per 16-ounce serving. Available in a convenient pump-or-pour preparation, simply mix shelf-stable concentrates with either […]

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Cola & Lime

Pepsi is bringing excitement to its cola options with the launch of Pepsi Limon, a new flavored cola made with just the right amount of authentic lime juice. Handcrafted and inspired by the preferences of Hispanic consumers, Pepsi Limon combines the distinct flavor of Pepsi with a hint of real lime juice. Featuring real sugar, […]

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Citrus Energy Drink

REMIX has launched its first non-alcoholic carbonated beverage in the energy drink category. REMIX Energy has debuted its first flavor, a unique bold Citrus profile, in an 8.4-ounce can, with plans on the horizon to debut additional proprietary flavor…

Kid-friendly Beverages

Big Train has introduced two new Kidz Kreamz flavors: Wild Berry Burst and Banana Splitastic. The first variety features a fun, fruit medley for fresh-picked taste, while the second option blends rich, nostalgic ice cream shop flavors into one sippable beverage. Made with real yogurt for a good source of calcium, these kid-friendly drinks are […]

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Single-Serve Sangria

After an incredible 500% growth in 2014, MYX Beverage LLC has announced another innovative single-serve offering: MYX Fusions Sangria, expected to reach shelves on July 1, just in time for the 2015 summer season. The company, co-owned by international pop superstar Nicki Minaj, is taking the next bold step in the single-serve, ready-to-drink wine market […]

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Health & Wellness Key Trend At Beverage Digest Conference

From fewer calories to smaller package sizes, the beverage industry caters to heath conscious consumers. Wells Fargo Securities LLC came away with positive takeaways about the future of the beverage industry after attending Beverage Digest’s “Wall Street Smarts” Conference in New York. “A key theme in this year’s conference was how best to respond to

Monster, Coca-Cola Transaction Complete

Wells Fargo predicts a positive long-term opportunity for the energy drink companies, even as the short term may have its bumps. A previously-announced transaction between Coca-Cola and Monster closed Friday, June 12, 2015. With the transaction complete, Monster now gains access to Coca-Cola’s global distribution network and energy brands, plus $2.15 billion in cash in