Summer Tea and Juice

Summer Teas And Juices

Fuze celebrates a summer of great-tasting refreshment as it releases a new collection of teas and juice drinks. The new lineup comes out this summer, offering retailers the new flavors in 1-liter packages. The new selections include the following: Lemon Iced Tea, Honey and Ginseng Green Tea, Half Iced Tea & Half Lemonade, Berry Punch

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California C-Stores Promote New, Self-Chilled Beverage Cans

Three c-store locations on the West Coast are hosting events to promote the sale of the new West Coast Chill Pure Energy, a self-chilled beverage that doesn’t require refrigeration. A Chevron Carwash and Food Mart in Pasadena, Calif., plans to feature the new West Coast Chill Pure Energy packaged in a self-chilling beverage can at

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Healthy Trends Extending to the Cold Vault

New products and core beverages will always drive cold vault sales. So when is the right time—and how often does that right time come—for category managers to reset them? “We do cold vault resets twice a year, which means we’re making fairly minor adjustments all the time,” said Richard Ginther, category manager for Kum &

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Solid Growth Projections for Bottled Water and Sports Drinks

Water continues to briskly flow into and out of convenience stores. The key for retailers is to cut through the clutter and put together the most profitable set possible. Bottled water volume overall grew a little over 4% in 2011, according to preliminary tracking figures from the Beverage Marking Corp. (BMC). The single-serve retail PET

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Beverages Fuel Gas Customers’ In-Store Purchases

NACS releases findings from its 2012 consumer fuels report. Beverage purchases drive gas customers inside the store more than any other item, but new preferences are emerging, with consumers saying that more foodservice, more healthy options and more local involvement could all increase their spending at convenience stores, according to findings released today from the

National Beverage

New products from National Beverage. Everfresh Juices, LaCroix Sparkling waters, Rip It Energy Drinks with two new flavors Raspberry and Berry. Faygo Soda brand with three new flavors in Pineapple Watermelon, Diet Peach and Strawberry Banana. Everfresh Juices with seven new pack sizes and new 24-ounce Strawberry Banana and 16-ounce Pineapple Mango. LaCroix sparkling water

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Cheerwine Partners With Pepsi Beverage Co.

Brand doubles its availability by expanding with the Pepsi Beverages Co. into Florida, Atlanta and Memphis. Legendary southern soft drink Cheerwine has taken a game changing leap forward in its quest to become available nationally, doubling its market size by partnering with Pepsi Beverages Co. (PBC) to expand distribution in Florida, Atlanta and Memphis. The

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Murphy Oil Launches Gas Island Vending Pilot

Using Vendgogh’s integrated gas island vending solutions, Murphy Oil is set to allow fuel customers to buy fuel and cold drinks right at the pump with the swipe of a credit card. Murphy Oil USA is partnering with Vendgogh LLC to pilot gas island vending at selected Murphy USA stores in Arkansas, Georgia and North

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New Juice Flavors

Everfresh Juice has launched two new juice offerings: 16-ounce Pineapple Mango and 24-ounce Strawberry Banana. These exotic flavor combinations will quench your customers’ thirst and have them coming back for more. Everfresh Juice’s never-ending goal is to create healthier beverages without ever sacrificing flavor. The company offers more than 30 flavors of juice products. For

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Coca-Cola Mini Can Gets More Affordable

Customers want affordable options on their favorite beverages, and Coca-Cola is answering the call with a better price point. Coca-Cola is providing  a more affordable price point for the popular 7.5-ounce  mini can to expand consumers’ options for enjoying their favorite Coca-Cola beverage. The new price point will make the mini can more accessible during

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Sweet Leaf Liquid Sweetener

SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia offers endless, guilt-free options to tease consumers’ taste buds when added to favorite foods and drinks. Consumers enjoy this calorie-free, zero glycemic option. SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia can be added to water, coffee, milk, yogurt or other low-calorie foods to improve the taste. The Liquid Stevia drops are convenient and available in easy-to-use

The Calorie Burner

  Enviga, the sparkling green tea proven to burn calories, will make its national debut from Beverage Partners Worldwide, Nestle S.A. and The Coca-Cola Co. Enviga is designed to work with bodies to increase calorie burning, providing an optimum blend of green tea extracts (EGCG) and caffeine. Scientific studies have shown that EGCG and caffeine

Turn Up the Torque

Point Blank Beverages introduces Torque, alcohol-fueled with caffeine, ginseng, taurine and guarana. Torque has a lemon-lime citrus flavor to it and comes in cases of 24 16-ounce cans. Torque, which has been on the market for more than a year now, is available from 45 wholesalers and is sold across the U.S. in 16 states.

Enhanced Juices

Minute Maid announced a new line of 100% orange juice products with health benefits from added nutrients and functional ingredients. The Minute Maid Enhanced Juice line includes new Minute Maid Multi-Vitamin and Minute Maid Active as well as new packaging for the popular Minute Maid Heart Wise variety. Responding to the needs of the health-conscious

Citrus Selection

The Meridian Beverage Co. introduces a new flavor in its Aqua Cal line of naturally flavored purified water fortified with calcium and vitamin C. The new flavor, Navel Orange, is bursting with taste. Along with all other flavors (Strawberry, Lemon Zest, Raspberry, Lemon Lime, Peach Mango, Concord Grape and Black Cherry), Navel Orange is available

Packing a punch

Nitro2Go manufactures a premium 12 SKU product line of all-natural dietary supplements available in 2-count single packets and 30-count bottles, and two energy drink formulas—Regular and Light—in both 8.4-ounce and 16-ounce cans. Nitro2Go, which distributes to all 50 states either by DSD or self-distribution, offers a free trial counter display and free samples upon request. For

Water That Works

Propel Fitness Water introduces Propel Calcium, which has the same great taste profile as regular Propel Fitness Water. A full 700 milliliter bottle of Propel Calcium provides nearly the same amount of calcium as an 8-ounce glass of milk (300 milligrams),or approximately 30% of the daily recommended amount. Propel Calcium will be available nationwide in

Xl Energy

  XL Energy Drink Corp. is introducing its international sellers XL Regular and Sugar Free energy drinks in the U.S. XL Energy Drinks have an excellent, lightly carbonated flavor and are carefully formulated for times when extended energy is needed for the best performance. The beverage will satisfy busy professionals, active students, athletes and anyone

Energizing a Crowded Cold Vault

Energy by the Numbers Although 2009 was the second year in a row of unusual weakness in liquid refreshment beverages’ performance, the worst may be over, said Michael Bellas, chairman and CEO of Beverage Marketing Corp. “Beverages are likely to be one of the first categories to benefit with a job-led economic recovery because they

Heineken Launches Summer Marketing Initiative

Heineken, the top-selling European import beer in the U.S., unveiled the details of its ‘Plug into Summer’ on-premise initiative that invites consumers to enjoy Heineken and Heineken Light through interactive music experiences that connect them to all that Heineken’s fully integrated off-the-chart “Plug into Summer” program has to offer. Heineken’s “Plug into Summer” program combines

Rutter’s Debuts Flavored Milk

Rutter’s Dairy has introduced Rutter’s-branded vanilla and strawberry milk pints to the consumer market. For years, the two flavors were available only as part of Rutter’s school milk program. The new pints – sold in plastic bottles – are the first new flavors of milk introduced by Rutter’s in a few years. Previously, Rutter’s had

Coke Plans New Distribution

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. is testing a new method of delivering beverages to 7-Eleven stores in Southern California, using Costco Wholesale Corp. as an intermediary, Reuters reported. Currently, under Coke’s direct-store delivery model, beverages are sent from the bottling facility to a warehouse and then to a distribution center, which distributes the drinks to individual stores.

Pepsi, Cheerwine Team Up On Fountain In The Carolinas

Now convenience stores carrying Pepsi on fountain in North Carolina and the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area can also offer Cheerwine -the unique, sparkling soft drink from Salisbury, N.C -which will be distributed by Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) beginning in April. PBV’s statewide fountain distribution of Cheerwine marks a deepening distribution partnership between North Carolina’s two

Juices and Teas Bounce Back

Innovation, health and pricing are some of the factors that will help or hinder c-store operators looking to make money with juices and teas in 2010. While juices and teas have struggled over the past few years, 2009 was sort of a renaissance year for the category as both segments experienced sales gains. Overall, for

Coke To Aquire North American Operations Of Its Biggest Bottler

Coca-Cola Co. today announced it plans to buy the North American operations of its largest bottler, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., in a strategic reversal that would close a competitive gap after PepsiCo. reached a similar deal, Reuters reported. “Coke couldn’t sit back while Pepsi delivered $600 million (or more) in synergies for reinvestment and then transformed

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