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MSA Launches Daily Invoice-Level Shipment Processing for Beverage Industry

Management Science Associates, Inc. (MSA) has gone live with the next generation of its Data@Factory, now processing daily, invoice-level shipment data. Leveraging the proven infrastructure first established in 1993, continuously improved through seven major releases, and currently serving 25 leading consumer products companies for the management of weekly, SKU/store sequence-level shipments, the “NeoCore” Data@Factory addresses

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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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Tea Brewing Benchmarks

Curtis tea brewers offer c-stores with its latest innovation: a three-gallon tea brewer with a rotating cone. The TCTS10600 Tea Brewing System lets operators brew two teas in a single brewer that measures only 12.5 inches wide. In addition, it offers intuitive scroll-through programming and a large bright display to show its functions at a

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NRA Speaks Out About Beverage Ban In NYC

The National Restaurant Association takes a stance on the proposed large beverage ban in New York City. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) spoke out at a public hearing on the proposed large beverage ban in New York. The NRA told the New York Department of Health that it thinks the proposed ban is a misguided

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New Yorkers Petition Against Proposed Soda Ban

More than 60,000 New York citizens oppose the city’s proposed bans on large soft drinks. New Yorkers have started to petition against Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed “soda ban,” which will create size restrictions on soft drinks, juice drinks, sports drinks, flavored water and teas sold at many retail outlets. The ban would affect delis, restaurants, movie

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Anheuser-Busch Builds Homes For St. Louis Families With Habitat For Humanity

Anheuser-Busch team members fund and build homes for St. Louis families with Habitat for Humanity. Anheuser-Busch employees and family members prepare for “Builder Day” this Saturday to help Habitat for Humanity St. Louis build homes in both the University City and Carondelet communities. Habitat St. Louis plans to build five homes in each St. Louis

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Dispensed Beverage Sales Heating Up

Fueled by new flavors and supported by high-quality equipment, the cold and frozen category shows unlimited potential. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor The cold facts go like this: with margins from tobacco and fuel still lagging headed into the summer of 2012, the booming frozen beverage segment has been a pleasant top-performing surprise for convenience

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7-Eleven Launches Operation Chill

7-Eleven and local police reward kids for good behavior with Slurpee coupons. 7-Eleven and local police team up this summer in Operation Chill where police will cite kids and teens who have good behavior, and reward them with a “Free Slurpee” coupon. The c-store retailer plans to distribute 1 million coupons to more than 600

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Sugar-Free Syrups

Monin Gourmet Flavorings, a global provider of premium syrups and flavoring products, has responded to demand from calorie-conscious consumers by offering 19 different Sugar Free products. Sugar Free Syrups from Monin are made to be used in a variety of cocktails, iced teas, sodas and lemonades.  Popular flavors include on-trend favorites like Peach, Pomegranate, Blackberry

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Fruit Punch and Strawberry Passion Juice Drinks

Minute Maid is introducing two new juice drink flavors—Fruit Punch and Strawberry Passion—to its Juice To Go portfolio. Both bring together a blend of tasty fruit flavors and, because they are from the Minute Maid brand you know and trust, both all-new varieties offer refreshing, on-the-go enjoyment that can fit into any schedule. Both are

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Mint Iced Tea

Boyds Coffee releases the new Island Mist Mint Green Iced Tea for retailers to offer at their stores this summer. The tea is available in 24 3-ounce packets, starting July 2012. The new mint green iced tea can be a refreshing product for consumers with its all-natural taste. Island Mist offers a variety of other

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Monin Gives Kids Vibrant Beverage Options

Monin Gourmet Flavorings, a provider of premium syrups and flavoring products, offers more than 100 products made with pure cane sugar and authentic flavors to satisfy both kids and parents. The flavors offered by Monin are popular choices such as smoothies, homemade sodas and flavored lemonades. They contain no artificial flavoring, color or high fructose

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NYC Mayor Expects To Restrict Soda Sales

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposes to ban the sale of large sugary drinks. New York City residents might be in for a shock if Mayor Michael Bloomberg follows through on his proposed ban of sugary drinks with more than 16-ounces in eateries. The ban will affect restaurants, delis, food trucks, sports stadiums and movie

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RaceTrac Kicks Off SodaPalooza

Social media promotion gives customers a chance to win free fountain drinks for a year. RaceTrac is kicking off SodaPalooza 365, which gives social media savvy customers a chance to win free fountain drinks for a year at RaceTrac. The promotion runs May 21-Aug 31, and the contest will see two weekly winners. Customers have

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Fruit Punch in a Box

CRYSTAL LIGHT promotes its new bag-in-box liquid concentrate lineup with CRYSTAL LIGHT Fruit Punch. Convenience store operators can encourage customers who love drinking water to trying CRYSTAL LIGHT’s new offering. The bag-in-box dispensers are easy to set up and save operators from the messes that are caused by self-mixed pouches. Operators can just hook up

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Light Summer Teas

The Community Coffee Co. debuts two new iced tea flavors for convenience store operators to sell in their stores. The Community Green Tea with Lemon is light and refreshing with naturally occurring antioxidants. The Community Skinny Sweet iced tea contains fewer calories than traditional sweet tea, and is made of orange pekoe and cut black

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7-Eleven Launches Flavors of Summer

Slurpee Light marks first Slurpee-branded sugar-free drink. 7-Eleven Inc. is  kicking off its “Flavors of Summer” campaign with Slurpee Lite Fanta Sugar-Free Mango, promising all of the flavor of a traditional Slurpee drink with 50% fewer calories. This marks the first Slurpee-branded, sugar-free drink and the first sugar-free frozen beverage to be available at participating

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Tedeschi Debuts Sparkling Waters

The new proprietary line provides customers with a beverage that is flavorful as well as healthful. Tedeschi Food Shops has released a new line of proprietary Tedeschi Select Sparkling Waters. The 20-ounce line of calorie-free, caffeine-free and sodium-free waters are available in four unique flavors: Raspberry Blackberry, Kiwi Strawberry, Key Lime and Wild Cherry.  Tedeschi

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Roo Cup Returns

Kangaroo Express celebrates the return of its popular refill cup, which can be refilled with any fountain or frozen beverage for only 25 cents through Labor Day. The Pantry Inc., an independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern U.S., has announced details for its second annual Roo Cup deal, a refillable cup for fountain

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New Lemonade Combinations

Once trumpeted as the drink of summer, lemonade is flexing its versatility and causing stores to clear shelf space and take notice year round. Single-serving lemonade sales are up more than 11% in the past year. MADE Drinks Co.’s original MADE Lemonade has been on the market for almost a year. Now the company is

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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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Coffee Driving Foodservice Sales

Convenience stores are expanding their brew programs and condiment offerings, allowing guests to customize each cup. Most c-stores have embraced the consumer’s desire for customization by offering broad coffee and condiment selections and stations for customers to prep their cups the way they like. C-stores are improving coffee quality in line with greater demand for

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Starbucks Opens Evolution Fresh

The coffee giant delves into fruit and vegetable juices with the debut of its new juice bar chain. Starbucks Corp. debuted its first Evolution Fresh juice bar store on Monday. The launch is expected to boost the company’s position in the $50 billion health food sector, Reuters reported. Starbucks bought Evolution Fresh for $30 million

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The Recovery Drink

What do you get when a Navy SEAL decides to develop an anti-inflammatory supporting sports recovery drink? You get awesome in a can. Kill Cliff, an Atlanta-based company has developed and launched Kill Cliff, a tasty new addition to the Recovery Beverage Category.  The product is lightly carbonated with a blood orange flavor only 15

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Real Fruit Purées

Monin Gourmet Flavorings’ real fruit purées are moving out from behind the bar and into the kitchen. The easy-pour fruit purées offer versatility, fresh taste and convenience and work well in a variety of culinary applications such as desserts, sauces and dressings, as well as in traditional beverage applications like smoothies, flavored teas and frozen

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