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Coffee talk: An interview with Coffee Association of Canada president Robert Carter
From capitalizing on key trends to selecting a coffee program partner, Carter shares insights into how the convenience channel can become a coffee destination.
Public acceptance of sin taxes on sugar or fat not dependent on evidence
A food tax's chances of survival are based on the ability of political interests to create a successful narrative surrounding the policy's purpose.
BFY, your new BFF
Innovations in the better-for-you space are shaking up the beverage and confectionery categories, and driving consumers to c-stores.
In largest-ever brand acquisition, Coke buys sports drink BodyArmor for $5.6B
The deal is part of a multiyear effort at Coke to move beyond sugary soft drinks and into other categories like juices, enhanced waters and sports drinks.
Newfoundland and Labrador says soft drink tax coming in 2022 will be Canada's first
Ready-to-drink beverages, concentrated drink mixtures and dispensed beverages like slushies and fountain sodas will all be subject to the tax.
Frozen beverages are ready for a post-lockdown comeback
Self-serve beverage sales took a hit during the pandemic, but new flavours and strategic promotions in frozen are getting things flowing again.
Category Check: Water works
New products quench consumers’ growing thirst for sparkling water.
PepsiCo to sell Tropicana, other juices, in $3.3B deal
The sale reflects uncertainty about demand for fruit juice as consumers look for healthier options with less sugar, say industry watchers.
CPGs, retailers and restaurants launch producer responsibility organization
New organization will help companies comply with new blue box recycling rules in Ontario.
Nestlé and Starbucks to bring RTD coffee beverages to new markets
Global partnership expands to Southeast Asia, Oceania and Latin America.
LCBO Convenience Outlets dealing with new $250 delivery fee
Weekly, it could add $13,000 to operators' expenses.
Olivier Lemire promoted president of Keurig Dr Pepper Canada
Lemire steps into the role in October.
BlueTriton Brands appoints new CEO
Jorge Mesquita has a strong CPG track record.
Supply disruptions may continue to plague operators and suppliers throughout 2021: NACS
Beverages were a particular challenge for U.S. operators, according to surveys.