Coca-Cola Launches ‘World Without Waste’ Plan

Sets goal to help collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one it sells by 2030. The Coca-Cola Co. is fundamentally reshaping its approach to packaging, with a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030. This goal is the centerpiece of the Company’s new

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Indiana Panel Votes Against Expanded Cold Beer Sales

Ricker’s insists it will keep up the fight against decades-old ban. Indiana will likely remain the only state that restricts who can sell cold beer after a Senate panel voted Wednesday to uphold a closely guarded law that protects the interests of liquor stores, reported the Indianapolis Business Journal. The measure, the first to ever

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HEINEKEN Invests to Grow Red Stripe’s Position Globally

$16 million new state-of-the-art production line exclusively dedicated to service export market. Since HEINEKEN acquired a controlling stake of Red Stripe Beer in 2015 and returned production back to the brand’s Jamaican homeland in 2016, the company has embarked on an aggressive 10 year investment plan dedicated to building Red Stripe’s position as a truly

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Sunday Beer Sales in Indiana Draws Support

State senate panel backs Sunday sales with limited hours. An Indiana Senate panel on Wednesday approved a proposal that would allow carryout sales of alcohol on Sundays throughout the state, according to a new Indianapolis Business Journal report. The Senate public policy committee voted 9-0 to advance the proposal, which would allow carryout sales of

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U.S. Non-Dairy Milk Sales Grew 61% Over Last Five Years

Mintel report indicates new non-dairy milk types are sparking excitement among consumers. As the popularity of plant-based nutrition grows, it appears non-dairy milk is increasingly finding its place in American refrigerators. New research from Mintel indicates non-dairy milk sales have seen steady growth over the past five years, growing an impressive 61% since 2012, and

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Bottling Better Beer Sales

Consumer preferences continue to trend toward craft, import and flavored malt beverages. By Brad Perkins, Contributing Editor In convenience stores, overall beer sales—impacted mostly by dragging domestic sales—rose less than 1% for the 52 weeks between October 2016 and October 2017, and down 1.2% for the month of October, according to Nielsen C-Store Data. The

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Energy Drinks Show Vitality

Manufacturers continue to invent various healthier-for-you energy drink offerings for health-conscious consumers. By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Editor During the last few years, convenience stores have provided a big boost to the energy drink category. Patrons finding their get-up-and-go flagging can quickly locate just the tonic to revive their drive and stamina, and be on their

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Anheuser-Busch Launches Elevate

New initiative looks to create a better future though commitments to beer, communities, the environment and more. Anheuser-Busch (A-B) has launched ‘Elevate,’ a new initiative with its craft partners that is about building an even better future for the beer industry. Elevate is made up of new commitments that consumers, partners and employees care about most:  Beer, Environment,

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Newcastle Brown Ale Introduces New Look, Plan for Growth

Production of Newcastle Brown Ale has officially moved from the John Smith’s Brewery in the U.K. to the Zoeterwoude Brewery in Holland. Newcastle Brown Ale is unveiling a new look and a fresh, localized plan for growth in the U.S. under management of the Five Points Trading Company, HEINEKEN’s venture aimed at incubating a range

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Packaged to Sell

Where carbonated soft drinks are slipping, RTD coffees and sparkling water are picking up the slack. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor According to National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) data released this summer, carbonated soft drinks (CSDs), energy and sports drinks, water, juices and teas, accounted for about 15% of total in-store sales for

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Rutter’s Expands Beer Cave Business

Now 14 Rutter’s stores feature beer caves. Rutter’s is continuing to expand its beer business. The York, Pa.-based c-store chain has added another beer cave to its long stretch of openings with the approval of its Pennsylvania Avenue location. Beer Caves were worked into the remodel plans for the Rutter’s on Pennsylvania Avenue in York,

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Red Stripe Introduces New National Sweepstakes Program

Customers have the chance to win a spring break flyaway trip to Jamaica. Red Stripe, the iconic pale lager from Jamaica, is inviting LDA+ consumers to choose Red Stripe for a shot at a spring break getaway to the brand’s island home where they can enjoy the carefree spirit that Jamaica offers all year round.

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Energy Capsule

Razorwire Energy is an energy capsule that just entered the U.S. market—starting in California—from the UK. With four energy capsules per blister pack it offers huge savings on shelf and storage space compared to the equivalent 5.6 cans of 8.4-fluid-ounce energy drinks. The product is designed to fit 12 packs to a clip strip; and […]

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Organic Alkaline Tea

TISANE TEAS (pronounced tea-sahn), a Southern California-based beverage company, has launch a ready-to-drink “Alkaline Tea” line. The launch comes in the wake of the booming alkaline water movement as a first-mover in the flavored alkaline beverage space. TISANE has introduced two refreshing tea profiles, Hibiscus Berry and Vanilla Chai, both of which are extremely hydrating […]

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Black Cherry Ale

Redd’s Apple Ale is releasing its second limited-edition flavor of the year: Redd’s Black Cherry Ale, adding more variety to its refreshing beer lineup. This new beer joins the Redd’s family as part of the Limited Pick series, and will be available nationwide through early 2018. The refreshing new beer delivers a strong cherry flavor […]

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Piña Colada Smoothie

It’s not too often you get vitamins A & C, plus calcium all blended into a tropical treat. Trust us, one sip of the new Piña Colada Smoothie and you will start to feel that island breeze (or maybe just a brain freeze). For More Information From f’real foods (877) 367-7325

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C-Store Beverage Sales Dip During Labor Day Holiday

Wells Fargo survey shows factors weighing in on beverage results. Beverage sales at convenience stores were down 1.5% during Labor Day, according to Wells Fargo Securities’ recent survey of beverage retailers representing approximately 15,000 U.S. convenience stores for the recent Labor Day holiday, which concluded the peak summer selling season. Wells Fargo outlines the following

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New Shake Flavors

From refreshingly cool to sour and sweet, next year’s new flavors will pack the ultimate punch. Piña Colada Smoothie and Sour Path Kids Redberry Sherbet Shake will deliver happiness in a cup. It’s not too often you get vitamins A & C, plus calcium all blended into a tropical treat. Trust us, one sip of […]

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Tapping Craft Beer Sales

Increasingly, customers expect their favorite c-stores to stock up on their favorite local and regional craft beers. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor This past July, the Brewers Association announced it is issuing a certified independent craft brewer label seal, available to qualified producers. The upside-down beer bottle image symbolizes the upending effect the craft

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Birra Moretti Teams with Bocce in Fall Program

‘Get the Ball Rolling’ retail and on-premise program pairs two Italian Classics, beer and bocce. Birra Moretti, Italy’s classic beer made in the traditional way since 1859, is teaming up with Bocce, the country’s beloved pastime, to encourage LDA+ consumers to come together and enjoy these two great Italian classics with friends, family and fellow

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Cold Brew Coffee Espresso Shots

Harmonies Brew is launching its newest product line: Java Shots. Java Shots are 100% Natural and Organic Cold Brew Coffee shots that are equivalent to a double espresso, making them a great natural and convenient energy booster. Harmonies Brew gathers premium coffee beans from around the world and utilizes a unique brewing process to extract […]

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Organic Energy Drinks

For the past 16 years, AMP ENERGY has delivered great-tasting energy drinks. Now it is introducing a new organic energy drink lineup: AMP ENERGY Organic, for consumers who want the energy boost and great taste of AMP ENERGY, but with simpler, organic ingredients. AMP ENERGY Organic became exclusively available at 7-Eleven stores nationwide on Aug. […]

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Apple Pie FMB

Stout Brewing Company’s signature Flavored Malt Beverage (FMB) Specialty brand, Great America, will be releasing a seasonal label for its flagship flavor, Apple Pie, in lieu of a fall seasonal flavor. The new Great America Apple Pie label will begin shipping to distributors in early September and is expected to hit retail shelves shortly thereafter. […]

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Energy Boost

The makers of Bragg Apple Vinegar are introducing an energy shot called BRAGG BOOST. Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is known around the world for its medicinal properties and is used to treat health issues such as high blood pressure, increased serum triglycerides, acid reflux, arthritis, gout and kidney stones, etc. The motivation behind BRAGG […]

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Total All Channel Beverage and Snack Sales Dip

Nielsen data shows CSDs continue to fall while Monster energy drinks outperform. All channel dollar sales for the total snack and non-alcoholic beverage categories during the four-week period ending Aug. 12, 2017 were down -1.1%, according to Nielsen data, as reported by Wells Fargo Securities. Carbonated soft drinks (CSD), excluding-energy drinks, dollar sales were down

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