Articles Tagged with ''convenience stores''

Convenience stores overcome weather and channel competition

Beverages sales outpace overall convenience store growth
By Jessica Jacobsen
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Despite the number of hurdles that it has faced within the past year, the convenience store channel still is holding steady, experts note.


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Amp Energy teams with racecar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. to create new flavor

Dale Jr. Sour is available nationwide at 7-Eleven stores for a limited time
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Amp Energy, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., teamed up with professional racecar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. to develop a new sour-grape-flavored energy drink called Dale Jr. Sour.


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Craft brewers' sales growth continues

Seasonals, IPAS and craft beer variety packs lead growth
By Jessica Jacobsen
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Although craft beer case and dollar sales came in at a distant third to domestics and imports during the 52 weeks ending Dec. 29, 2013, in Information Resources Inc. (IRI)-measured channels, the burgeoning segment is making strides to garner more of that market share.


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Convenience store shopping increases during holiday season

Consumers are more likely to buy a drink at a c-store while holiday shopping
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As consumers rush to finish their holiday shopping, they say they will rely more on convenience stores for beverages and snacks, stocking stuffers, party items and cash from ATMs, according to a consumer survey released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Alexandria, Va.


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Convenience stores enhance the speedy shopping experience

Convenience stores upgrade their offerings to maximize purchase opportunities
By Stephanie Cernivec
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Thirty years ago, many consumers had a negative perception OF buying food at a gas station.


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Convenience stores strengthen beverage share

Convenience makes the channel a beverage destination
By Elizabeth Fuhrman
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 The environment is looking up for convenience stores, and particularly for beverages sold in the channel.  


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Drug stores' prescription for success

Pricing, merchandising attract drug store shoppers
By Stephanie Cernivec
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The drug store channel showed higher-than-average growth last year with unit sales increasing 2.2 percent versus a retail industry average decline of 0.6 percent in food, drug, convenience and mass merchandise stores, excluding Walmart, according to Susan Viamari, consumer insights expert at Chicago-based SymphonyIRI Group.
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Convenience, drug stores fare well in economy

By Jessica Jacobsen
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Convenience stores saw a sales growth of 2.6 percent in 2010, according to data from Euromonitor International, Chicago, which was a more robust increase than the grocery market overall during the same time period.
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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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The Path to New Product Success: Navigating the latest trends for new beverage development

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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

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The September 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our Wholesaler of the Year, The Odom Corp., as well as articles about single-cup and iced coffees, cconvenience store growth, vegetable flavors, and more. Check it out today!

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