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Coca-Cola, GHRA Award Scholarships To Texas Students

The $50,000 donation supports Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s goal of one college degree per Hispanic household. Paying for college just got a little bit easier thanks to the Greater Houston Retailers Association (GHRA), Coca-Cola and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). The organizations are awarding $50,000 in scholarships to 20 deserving Hispanic students to ease the financial

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Diet Coke Gets Makeover

This fall, Diet Coke is re-introducing its stylish cropped logo design for its aluminum can just in time for fashion week, and launching a new, refreshed ad campaign. The campaign is the latest evolution of Diet Coke’s iconic “Stay Extraordinary” platform and features a modern, bold look on the Diet Coke can, a series of

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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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Kangaroo Express And Coca-Cola Raise A Million For Victory Junction

Guests and employees raise more than $1 million at Kangaroo Express this year to help out a local organization. The Pantry Inc. announced more than $1 million has been raised for Victory Junction, which will help send more than 400 children ages six to 16 with chronic medical conditions or illnesses to summer camp. Kangaroo

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New Roast Coffee Blend

Georgia Coffee, a roast and ground version of the Coca-Cola Co.’s billion-dollar coffee brand, is now available to U.S. retailers. The new product is offered in multiple blends to meet consumers’ needs: dark roast, light roast, decaf and sustainable organic. Each is made of 100% Arabica beans, has a distinct flavor profile and comes in

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Maverik Launching Smartphone Payments

Maverik convenience stores is one of 30 merchants that plans to use the NFC payment system this summer. This summer, customers in Salt Lake City, Utah and Austin, Texas will be able to buy products at convenience stores with a wave of their smartphones instead of handing over cash or a credit card to a

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Peapod Pilots Virtual Shopping Program

Peapod’s virtual store program for commuter rail stations is a creative, convenient way for passengers to multi-task and knock out their grocery shopping on the go. Peapod, an Internet grocer, has placed a virtual grocery store in Chicago’s highly traveled State and Lake Station Tunnel. Not only is Peapod the first in the nation to

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Product Innovation & Marketing Fuel Dispensed Beverages

The cold frozen dispensed category is undergoing some major changes these days with many c-stores adding milkshakes and even energy slushees to their offerings. The additions continue to make the cold and frozen dispensed category one of the hottest in the convenience store industry. Digging down into the category even more, the fourth annual CSD/Balvor

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7-Eleven, Coca-Cola Help Protect Polar Bears’ Habitat

Partnership enhances The Coca-Cola Co.’s “Arctic Home” campaign, supporting World Wildlife Fund to conserve polar bears’ arctic habitat. Coca-Cola and 7-Eleven are joining forces this holiday season to give customers a chance to have some chilly fun for a great cause. The initiative is part of The Coca-Cola Co.’s “Arctic Home” campaign, which supports World

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Updating the State of the Industry

NACS Chairman Jeff Miller discusses card fees, fuel and the future of convenience stores. By John Lofstock, Editor. Jeff Miller, president of Miller Oil Co. in Virginia, wears many hats. He is an oilman, an industry advocate and a leader.   For the past year, he has also been the chairman of NACS, which could

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Coca-Cola Mini Can Gets More Affordable

Customers want affordable options on their favorite beverages, and Coca-Cola is answering the call with a better price point. Coca-Cola is providing  a more affordable price point for the popular 7.5-ounce  mini can to expand consumers’ options for enjoying their favorite Coca-Cola beverage. The new price point will make the mini can more accessible during

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Coca-Cola Introduces Fully Recyclable Racks

“Sustainability is core to our business, so we want to demonstrate this commitment to our customers, and consumers at every level,” says Coca-Cola spokesperson. As the Coca-Cola Co. continues to advance its efforts in sustainability, it is developing a family of 100% recyclable merchandise display racks for use in grocery and convenience stores in the

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Kangaroo Express, Coca-Cola Partner for Kids

Five-week fundraiser across three states aims to help send kids with chronic medial conditions to Kyle Petty’s Victory Junction for a once in a lifetime camping experience. Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry Inc., an independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern U.S., is partnering with Coca-Cola for a third consecutive year to send children to

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

Nice N Easy’s Duskiewicz Honored

Fran Duskiewicz, the senior executive vice president at Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes and a 25-year veteran employee of the company, has been honored twice by the convenience store industry this past month. Duskiewicz, who has been a member of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Research Committee for five years, has now been

Nestlé Waters’ CEO Inducted into Beverage World Hall of Fame

Kim Jeffery, president and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America, was welcomed into the Beverage World Hall of Fame on Sept. 22, 2010, at the Interbev 2010 Conference in Orlando, Fla. For more than 25 years, the Hall of Fame has honored executives in the beverage industry who have demonstrated devotion, creativity and passion for

Frigoglass And Coca-Cola Recycling Team

Frigoglass, a global provider and manufacturer of beverage coolers, and Coca-Cola Recycling LLC are joining forces to give used plastic beverage bottles a new life through recycling and re-use. At the National Association of Convenience Stores’ NACS Show in Atlanta on Wednesday, Oct. 6, the two companies announced a joint effort that will facilitate the

Rutter’s Announces Final Free Gas Winners

York, Pa.-based Rutter’s Farm Stores has announced  the final two winners of free gas for one year in its annual summer contest, “Fuel Up Free!” Charles Powers of Red Lion and Brenda Howard of Wrightsville are the seventh and eighth winners, respectively, in the contest, which ran from May 24 to Aug. 29. The other

Rutter’s Congratulates Fourth Winner

York, Pa.-based Rutter’s Farm Stores’ summer gas giveaway has reached the half-way point in its 2010 journey. Customer David Wagner of Littlestown, Adams County, Pa., is the fourth of eight lucky Rutter’s customers who will receive free gas for a year in the company’s “Fuel Up Free!” contest. The contest runs through Aug. 29, with

Mexican Coca-Cola A Big Hit

Mexican Coke, now becoming more widely available in the U.S., is developing a cult following among consumers, The Grand Rapids Press reported. “(Mexican Coke) seemed so much better,” one consumer told the newspaper, adding, “It’s just not as fizzy or harsh tasting.”  She’s not alone in her opinion. A Facebook page dedicated to the drink

Water with Punch

Coca-Cola launches Dasani Plus vitamin enhanced flavored water beverages. The line, with zero calories per serving, comes in three varieties,Refresh + Revive: Kiwi Strawberry Flavor has 10%of the RDI per serving of vitamins B3, B6 and B12; Cleanse + Restore: Pomegranate Blackberry Flavorcontains 10% of the RDI per serving of vitamins E,B3, B6 and B12,

The Calorie Burner

  Enviga, the sparkling green tea proven to burn calories, will make its national debut from Beverage Partners Worldwide, Nestle S.A. and The Coca-Cola Co. Enviga is designed to work with bodies to increase calorie burning, providing an optimum blend of green tea extracts (EGCG) and caffeine. Scientific studies have shown that EGCG and caffeine

Consumer Confidence Returning?

Impulse purchases of sodas, Hershey bars and snacks are on the upswing at U.S. convenience stores, a sign the economy and consumer confidence might slowly be turning around, Bloomberg.com reported. The decline in soda sales at convenience stores slowed last quarter for the first time in at least a year, according to PepsiCo and Coca-Cola,

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.

Coke To Aquire North American Operations Of Its Biggest Bottler

Coca-Cola Co. today announced it plans to buy the North American operations of its largest bottler, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., in a strategic reversal that would close a competitive gap after PepsiCo. reached a similar deal, Reuters reported. “Coke couldn’t sit back while Pepsi delivered $600 million (or more) in synergies for reinvestment and then transformed

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