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Cake Batter Milkshake

f’real foods, maker of classic milkshakes, real-fruit smoothies and gourmet frozen coffees, is celebrating its 10 year birthday by bringing back its popular Cake Batter Milkshake.  This best-selling Limited Edition flavor brings back childhood memories of cake batter straight from the bowl, in a rich, creamy milkshake.  It is now available through Labor Day in

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Rutter’s Celebrates National Dairy Month

Fresh off its eleventh consecutive year as the winner of  Best Milk in the York Daily Record/Sunday News’  annual Best of York reader’s poll, this June, Rutter’s Dairy celebrates National Dairy Month. Central Pennsylvania’s love affair with Rutter’s milk has been a long one—92 years to be exact—beginning in 1921 when George and Bud Rutter

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Soda Ban Fight Continues in Appeals Court

Judges hear arguments on whether a size limit on some sugary drinks should be allowed in NYC. After a judged rejected the legitimacy of a soda ban— that looked to outlaw most sweet beverages over 16-ounces at city-licensed eateries—in March, the city has appealed. On Tuesday four justices from a state appeals court looked to

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Sodapalooza And New Value Menu Greet RaceTrac Customers

RaceTrac customers can enjoy an affordable way too off this summer with Sodapalooza beverage promotion. RaceTrac is celebrating Sodapalooza 2013, which officially kicked off in all Georgia, Florida and Texas stores and is sure to add a little ‘pop’ to everyone’s day by offering fountain (32 ounce) and frozen (16 ounce) beverages for only 69

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7-Eleven Celebrates National Iced Tea Day

All week long, 7-Eleven customers can enjoy Snapple Iced Tea discounts. Today, June 10, is National Iced Tea Day, but the party for cold tea-lovers lasts through Saturday, June 15. For the next six days, guests can celebrate with free Snapple Iced Tea offers at participating 7-Eleven stores while supplies last. Each day, a mobile

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Cappuccino Fall Flavors

Folgers is giving cappuccino drinkers reasons to fall for the season by offering two new flavors: Caramel Macchiato and Pumpkin Spice from Folgers—the 2013 Coffee Brand of the year, according to 2013 Harris Poll EquiTrend. Over 40% of consumers say their beverage preferences change with the seasons, according to the Technomic 2012 Beverage Consumer Trend

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Budweiser Using Augmented Reality App

By ‘Blipping the Bowtie,’ smartphone users could help direct which U.S. states get scholarships through ‘Folds of Honor’. For more than 150 years, Anheuser-Busch, its employees and family of wholesalers have supported America’s armed forces through numerous programs and philanthropic efforts.  These include lending resources, raising funds for veterans and assisting dependents of military families.

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7-Eleven Launches Summer Slurpee Days

Features 49-cent drinks on Memorial Day weekend. Although the first official day of summer isn’t until June 21, 7-Eleven is kicking off the Slurpee season when most people arguably go into summertime mode— Memorial Day weekend. The convenience retailer’s #Awesummer Summer Slurpee Days officially begins Memorial Day weekend—with a 49-cent medium-size Slurpee drink deal that

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Roo Cup Campaign Recognized

Public relations agency wins Best in Show for the second year in a row with Kangaroo Express Roo Cup campaign. Largemouth Communications, a full-service public relations firm based in Raleigh-Durham, earned “Best in Show” for the second year in a row—this year for its creativity and meaningful client results around the Kangaroo Express Roo Cup

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IPCA Sues Indiana For Right To Sell Cold Beer

While c-stores in the state can sell cold wine, with a higher alcohol content than beer, they are currently restricted from selling cold beer. The Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (IPCA) and three of its member companies have filed a lawsuit against the State of Indiana for the right to sell cold beer.

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Coca-Cola To Help Fight Obesity

“We are committed to being part of the solution,” says Coca Cola Co. CEO. The Coca-Cola Co. has announced four global business commitments to further contribute to healthier, happier, and more active communities.  These commitments, which apply to the more than 200 countries where the soft drink giant does business, are to:  • Offer low- or

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Stella Artois Uncorks ‘Stella Artois Cidre’

Distinctive European-style cider offers new option to meet growing U.S. demand.  Stella Artois, the best-selling Belgian beer in the world, is introducing Stella Artois Cidre to the surging U.S. cider market.   Stella Artois Cidre is a crisp, distinctive European-style cider made with apples hand-picked from wine growing regions. Initially it will be available in

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Budweiser Sold Through July 4 To Benefit Military Families

Folds of Honor Foundation to receive up to $1.5 Million. Since 2010, Budweiser has raised more than $5 million for the Folds of Honor Foundation and provided more than 1,000 educational scholarships to the families of soldiers killed or disabled in service. In 2013, for every case of Budweiser sold from May 5 to July

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LTO Café Flavors

Insight Beverages has introduced the 2013 Limited-Time Offer (LTO) flavors in its Café Supreme line, providing operators on-trend flavors and high quality soluble cappuccino and cocoa beverages at an affordable price point. New flavor Double Mocha, is also being launched as part of Insight Beverages’ core line of products.  All products are available for order

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2013 RooCup Now Available At Kangaroo Express

Unlimited 25-cent refills, combined with new customization options, promise “ROO-diculous” summer of deals & fun. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc., announced its RooCup, a collectible cup refillable with any fountain and frozen beverage for only 25 cents, is now available in stores. The RooCup has captured the hearts of thirsty guests and will

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Millennials Driving Wine Comeback

“The Millennial generation offers the wine industry the kind of growth potential not seen in 30 years.”  C-store retailers can gain points with Millennials and Boomers alike by appealing to a growing love of wine that includes a trend toward flavorization. A breakout session on the wine category, presented by E&J Gallo Winery, at the

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7-Eleven Gives Away Free MiO

Customers get a chance to try MiO liquid water enhancer for free. 7-Eleven Inc. gave away a free bottles of MiO Energy Black Cherry Liquid Water Enhancer last week, a fitting promotion for the largest retailer of single-serve bottled water. The free 1.08-ounce full-sized bottle of MiO Energy Black Cherry (regularly priced at $3.99) was

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PFMA Praises the Passage of HB 790

Urges Senate to support convenient adult beverage sales. The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (PFMA), the state’s advocate for food retailers, praised the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for voting to pass House Bill 790 in support of reforming Pennsylvania’s alcohol sales system. “We are very pleased that House members voted in favor of moving Pennsylvania forward

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New Caffeine Free Coke Zero

This summer, when Coke Zero fans want to pop the top on their favorite beverage, they no longer need to consult the hands of the clock. Featuring real Coke taste and zero calories, the brand is now being made available in an option without caffeine. The launch of Caffeine Free Coke Zero is part of

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Coffee Customers Choose Taste Over Convenience

Harris Poll finds 71% of 18-35-year-olds purchase coffee or tea beverages.   At a time when Starbucks can be found on practically every corner, have Americans chosen convenience as the deciding factor in where they get their caffeine jolt? Not according to a recent Harris Poll that suggests consumers—particularly Millennials —may have become somewhat of

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Budweiser Debuts World’s Most Unique Beer Can

Bowtie-shaped can set to appear on May 6. This spring Budweiser will introduce a striking and original new beer can—a bowtie-shaped aluminum can that mirrors Budweiser’s iconic bowtie logo. Beer lovers can see for themselves the new bowtie-shaped can when it becomes available in a special eight-pack on store shelves nationwide beginning May 6. “This

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Dos Equis ‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ Returns

New TV and online commercials debut. The legendary beard and smoking jacket are back, as Dos Equis announced the launch of its 2013 creative advertising campaign featuring the “Most Interesting Man in the World.” The advertising icon will be featured in new spots set to run nationally via television and online, all of which ending

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Bawls Continues Expansion

“Our success is due to the role our distribution partners play in growing our brand’s presence nationwide,” says CEO. Bawls Acquisition, maker of the BAWLS Guarana super-caffeinated line of sodas, has announced its continued expansion of product distribution nationwide. In late 2012, Tennessee Crown of Chattanooga began distribution of BAWLS Guarana strengthening the presence of

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Seasonal Surge Drives Dispensed Beverages

Cold and frozen dispensed beverages are undergoing some major changes these days that continue to make the category one of the hottest in the convenience store industry. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor. Spring has sprung and with it comes a renewed focus on cold, frosty and refreshing beverages. For Pat Kelly, purchasing director for Hanover,

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RooCup Returns at Kangaroo Express

Fans can reserve a refillable cup online and start their RooCup summer one week early. Kangaroo Express, operated by The Pantry Inc. has announced that fans of its RooCup can now pre-register to reserve, or rather “ROOserve,” their refillable cups for the summer. The RooCup, a collectible cup refillable with any fountain and frozen beverage

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