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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Pure Bottled Water

Over the past two decades, bottled water has become the fastest-growing beverage market in the world; valued at $157 billion in 2013, it is expected to reach a massive $280 billion by 2020. Cool Mountain Beverages of Des Plaines Ill., makers of Cool Mountain Craft Sodas and the iconic and popular Chicago Draft Style Hand

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Dos Equis Sponsors College Football Playoffs

Helps retailers finish the season strong. This September, Dos Equis is returning as the official beer sponsor of the College Football Playoff for the second year, and celebrating the fans who choose to put “Game Day Over Everything.” These passionate fans, attracted by impactful off- and on-premise POS, will be given a chance to win

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7-Eleven Celebrates BYOC Day

Extends annual c-store beverage festivities to two days instead of one. Bring Your Own Cup (BYOC) Day is back at participating 7-Eleven stores Aug. 18 and 19, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. each day, allowing Slurpee fans to fill a cup—or any container of their choice that can serve as a cup—with a Slurpee

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Tecate Launches “Claim Your Corner” Retail Promotion

Tecate’s primary target, Hispanic shoppers, make 6% more trips to the store versus the average beer shopper. Tecate has introduced “Claim Your Corner,” a retail promotion running July 1- Aug. 31, leading up to the championship boxing bout between the No. 1 fighter in the world, “Golden Boy” Canelo Alvarez, and his opponent, the quickly

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Packaged Beverage Sales Flow

As traditional carbonated soft drink sales continue to lag, the convenience store channel is proving a hot bed for new beverage options sought by younger consumers, including healthier craft sodas and cold brew coffee. By David Bennett, Senior Editor Industry experts say Millennials are leading the escape from mass produced, over-processed and over-packaged foods with

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Hand-Crafted Beverages

Sunny Sky Products LLC has introduced a new look and flavor lineup for its dispensed fountain drink line, Pure Craft Beverages. The new Pure line includes hand-crafted sodas, teas, lemonades and sparkling waters that will give consumers the ultimate beverage experience. With a wide range of flavors offered, Pure Craft Beverages boasts superior flavor and

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Improved Taste

Since its 2005 introduction, Coca-Cola Zero has refreshed hundreds of millions of fans across America with its real Coca-Cola taste and zero calories. Now, through in-house innovation and extensive market testing, Coca-Cola Zero is getting a new name, new look and even more delicious taste. The no-calorie fan favorite will deliver an even better-tasting recipe

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Chicago Soda Tax Starts Wednesday

Judge dismisses lawsuit, allowing tax to begin. Cook County, Ill.—which includes Chicago and surrounding areas—is set to implement a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages beginning Aug. 2. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, on Friday, July 28, Cook County Circuit Judge Daniel Kubasiak dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the county tax as unconstitutional

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