Dealing with the Long Arm of Government

The onslaught continues. It never ceases to amaze me that why, in these trying economic times, lawmakers insist on introducing legislation that costs retailers sales opportunities. Virtually every chain I’ve covered over the past 15-plus years in this industry has counted on earnings and profits to reinvest in the business. That means buying more real

NRA-150x150

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

energy

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

default[10]

NACS 2011 FBD

Frozen carbonated beverages can be one of your most profitable categories as a c-store retailer…if you choose the right dispenser. Focusing solely on frozen beverages, FBD’s engineering innovation is reinforced with a thorough commitment to quality. Through unmatched value, service and reliability, FBD is the leader in frozen beverage dispensers. Check out what we offered

soda can

Positive Outlook for Carbonated Beverages

Carbonated soft drink sales dipped in 2010, but are expected to show positive growth in 2011. “Because the economy is better and products like Coke Zero have done well with customers, we are predicting 2.3% growth in 2011 for carbonated beverages,” said Garima Goel Lal, senior consumer analyst for Mintel International. Overall sales of carbonated

Happy Birthday Coke Zero

The Coca-Cola Co.’s most successful new sparkling beverage in a generation, Coke Zero, turns five this year. During its time on the market, Coke Zero has posted double-digit sales gains for five straight years and is showing no signs of slowing. Among more than 350 sparkling beverage brands launched since 2001, Coke Zero is one

Go Full Tilt

  Anheuser-Busch is kicking off the nationwide launch of Tilt, a new, innovative malt beverage featuring an assorted blend of caffeine, guarana and ginseng. This 5 p.m. after-work drink, which offers a bold berry-flavor, is part of the emerging, flavored caffeinated malt beverage category and an ideal choice for those seeking something new to help

Managing the Crowded Cold Vault

When it comes to packaged beverages, what gets put on the shelves may not be what customers are looking for and, in this economy, that’s a situation retailers must avoid. Making wise, informed buying decisions is the crucial difference between boosting cooler sales and blowing a lot of hot air. From colas to energy drinks,

A Shot of Energy

Did You Know? Energy shot sales have doubled to $423 million, according to a report released last month by Zenith International. Other key findings from the “2009 Zenith Energy Shot Drinks” report include: • Energy shot drinks present traditional energy drinks with new distribution channel opportunities, such as the health and nutrition sector. • Living

Energizing Beverage Sales

Energy Drinks are still growing in double-digit figures, but some retailers feel a little edgy these days because the category isn’t growing at the same exponential rate it has during the past few years. “Don’t get me wrong, energy is a very big category that puts a lot of money into the bottom line,” said

css.php