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NACS 2011 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

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Dos Equis Named Beer Brand of the Year

“We’re delighted that Dos Equis has been recognized by our trade partners as a brand with scale and high margins supported by innovative marketing,” says Dos Equis spokesperson. Market Watch has awarded Dos Equis, a premium Mexican beer in the U.S. and perennial favorite of the Most Interesting Man in the World, its Beer Brand

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Holiday Stationstores Adds In Zone Brands

Holiday expands its offering of healthy and fun beverages for children. Holiday Stationstores is offering products from In Zone Brands, makers of BellyWashers, TummyTickler and TummyTickler Tots healthy and fun children’s beverages. Holiday Stationstores now offers eight-ounce BellyWashers and six-ounce TummyTickler single serve bottles at 270 of its upper Midwest stores. “We are very excited

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Convenience Store Chains Celebrate CofFREE Day

Some c-stores are offering free hot dispensed beverages and other coffee deals on National Coffee Day. Thorntons, Kangaroo Express and 7-Eleven are among the c-store chains participating in National Coffee Day, today, Sept. 29.   To celebrate CofFREE Day, Thorntons is offering  a free coffee, cappuccino, or hot chocolate to every customer who visits a

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Sheetz Opens Mansfield Store

Customers are known to line up as early at 4:30a.m. in anticipation of a new Sheetz store opening for a chance to win Sheetz Z-cards. Sheetz is opening a new store in Mansfield, Pa., today, Thursday, Sept. 29.,  at 85 West Wellsboro Street. Doors officially open to customers this morning at 11 a.m. Excitement for

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Building Better Beer Sales

While many trends impact the beer category, the one that will most directly influence how marketers do business is the continued demand for more choices by the consumer.  By Joe Bush, Contributing Editor. It’s been two years since Walgreens jumped back into the beer and wine business, and at least three convenience store operators in

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McLane-NATSO Quarterly Index Up 24%

Hot dispensed beverages up 54% for the three-month period, ended June 30, 2011. Total merchandise purchases by truckstops nationwide served by McLane Corp. increased 24% during the 2011 second quarter, compared with a year earlier, led largely by hot and cold beverage sales along with commissary, foodservice, dairy and deli sales, according to the McLane-NATSO

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Personalized Beer

With Autumn’s cooler weather, adult consumers’ tastes shift to richer, more full-flavored beers. This fall, Newcastle Brown Ale offers discerning beer drinkers everywhere the taste they are looking for through Newcastle’s ‘Your Beer. Your Gear’ fall retail program. ‘Your Beer. Your Gear.’ encourages adult shoppers to enjoy the lightly hopped, less bitter taste of Newcastle

Name Spreading

Keep up with the competition and increase sales while keeping advertising costs in line by imprinting logos or messages on cups from Printed Cup Co. Branding on cups helps develop loyalty patterns and gives the perception of value and quality. Let customers identify a business by putting the logo on the most profitable item in

EZ as Pie

The new EZ-Fit Lid Dispenser from San Jamar is the simple, affordable way to protect beverage lids and keep counters clean and organized. The EZ-Fit Lid Dispenser dramatically improves the organization ofself-serve beverage counters by providing a simple, efficient solution. Two sizes are available to dispense most cold beverage cup lids. The design requires no

The Science of Slurpee Flavors

Creating the many flavors of 7-Eleven Slurpees is a sophisticated process. That’s why at the Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) Group Research & Development Center’s Plano, Texas, headquarters, a cadre of scientists, engineers, technical specialists, researchers and marketers work with the 7-Eleven Inc. Slurpee product team on the year-round job of keeping new flavors in the

‘Slurpee Battle of the Bands’ Begins

The battle is on as bands from coast-to-coast scramble to enter 7-Eleven Inc.’s 2nd Annual “Slurpee Battle of The Bands,” which opened May 10.    Entrants will compete for a chance to showcase their talent at one of four regional concerts and for the grand prize of $10,000 plus a recording session in San Francisco

Kum & Go Debuts ‘Name Our Cup’ Contest

Kum & Go L.C. has kicked off its summer fountain drink contest dubbed the ‘Name Our Cup Contest’ where customers get a free soda with purchase. The contest, which started on May 1, is a first of its kind for the convenience store chain. Customers will submit names at the beginning of the summer for Kum

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Cornering the Nontraditional Market

Behind the Brand: Key Decision Makers • Daniel McCabe, President: McCabe has served as the president and a director of McColla Enterprises since 1987. McCabe is an attorney licensed to practice law in New York and in North Carolina, and maintains a business law practice in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He also acts as the chief legal

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.

Quick Chek Offers Quick Freeze

Quick Chek has announced the results to its “Name it…Claim it” contest, where consumers entered names for the chain’s frozen beverage line during a contest held August and September of 2009. Francis LaMonica of Tinton Falls, N.J., won the contest with her suggested name  “Quick Freeze,” which nods both to the name of the chain

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

McDonald’s To Cut Fountain Prices

McDonald’s is vying to become a beverage destination for customers with discount fountain deals this summer, the Wall Street Journal reported. In summers past the QSR chain has offered large sweet tea for only $1, with most of its markets participating in the promotion. This summer, McDonald’s wants to go a step further, selling more

F’real Foods Celebrates Speed Skater

Milkshake and smoothie company, f’real foods, had plenty to cheer about at the 2010 Olympics. The company sponsored its first athlete, speed skater Jordan Malone, and cheered him on as he won a bronze medal in the men’s 5000 meter relay.  Malone had a f’real blender with him in Vancouver, and shared the company’s milkshakes,

C-stores, Starbuck’s Most Affected By Ongoing Coffee War

As the coffee war continues between QSRs, coffee franchises and c-stores may be feeling the pinch more than the local Dunkin’ Donuts, Reuters reported. Although McDonald’s has tried to undercut competitors on price, Dunkin’s market share in coffee is steady and growing, Mark Nunnelly, managing director at Bain Capital, said at the Reuters Private Equity

Maverik Country Stores to Sell Kronik Energy drinks

Just in time for the summer selling season, Kronik Energy drinks are being added to the vaults of more than 140 company-operated Maverik convenience stores across seven western states. Kronik Energy is being introduced as a new product to the Maverik stores based on customer demand for a fresh, chug-able and thirst-quenching, alternative to the

Kansas C-Stores Offer Compromise on Beer

A struggle over liquor laws in Kansas continues, the Kansas City Star reported. C-stores and grocery stores have for years sought the right to sell full-strength beer in Kansas, but liquor stores have successfully blocked the legislation. This year the grocers and convenience store owners came up with a compromise for state lawmakers-allow c-stores to

Soft Drink Industry Squashes Tax Plan

The soft drink industry has successfully stopped a plan that aimed to tax sugared beverages, the Los Angeles Times reported. Advocates had said the proposed tax would have reduced obesity and helped finance healthcare reform. And public health advocates assumed the tax would accepted by congressional Democrats searching for revenue to fund expanded health insurance

Quick Chek Introduces Sumatra Mandheling

Quick Chek, which operates more than 120 fresh food store locations throughout New Jersey and Southern New York, is announcing the availability of Sumatra Mandheling, a smooth, dark and full-bodied coffee which features a subtly complex mocha flavor. Quick Chek’s new single origin coffee – coffee known for coming from one specific geographical region where

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