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Philadelphia Soda Tax Upheld by Pennsylvania Supreme Court

The city’s 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages does not violate state law, the court ruled. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, on July 18, upheld Philadelphia’s 1.5-cent-per-ounce...

7-Eleven Adds ‘Tongue Straws’ for ‘Stick Out Your Tongue Day’

Customers who post tongue straw photos have a chance to win a year of free Slurpee drinks. 7-Eleven is celebrating National Stick Out Your Tongue...

Starbucks Plans to Discontinue Use of Plastic Straws by 2020

New recyclable strawless lid and alternative-material straw options to replace plastic straws. Starbucks Coffee Co. plans to eliminate single-use plastic straws from its more than...

New Bubbler Program from Sunny Sky Products Debuts

New Pure line extension offers a wide range of flavors. Sunny Sky Products LLC has introduced a new line extension from Pure Craft Beverages. The new...

Circle K Celebrates Free Froster Day

Mobile app coupon wins customers a free Froster drink on July 10. Circle K is celebrating the introduction of its new Mango Fire Froster (available...

Six Flavors C-Stores Can Safely Add to Summer Frozen Drinks

When making frozen beverages, c-stores can safely take advantage of trendy summer flavors. By Gina (Nicholson) Kramer and Tara Riley Summer is the time for...

Seattle Bans Plastic Straws and Utensils at Restaurants

In a move to protect the environment, restaurants are no longer offering plastic straws and utensils. Beginning this July, restaurants in Seattle are banned from...

Energized for Summer with Energy Drinks

C-stores warm up to the growing demand for popular energy drinks by infusing their store selections with top sellers. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor As...

Improving Your Dispensed Program

Retailers say that sales of cold and frozen dispensed beverages are mirroring the growth in convenience foodservice, which in turn is being shaped by...

Customer Demand Grows for Cold Brew Coffee

Cold brew coffee is becoming a staple product across channels, from c-stores to coffee shops to fast-food restaurants. Cold brew coffee is hitting the mainstream,...

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