Tag Archives: Convenience store

• Is this a good idea? Beer on tap at the gas station

Is this a good idea? Beer on tap at the gas station

Beer on tap has come to the gas station. Customers can now fill their tank and a growler of beer at the same time. “It is absolutely wonderful. I’m glad they finally thought of it,” said Dawn Durham, a customer at the Four Sons convenience store at Alma School and Baseline in Mesa. Instead of […]

• Nielsen Explores the Alcoholic Beverage Consumer’s Mindset

Nielsen Explores the Alcoholic Beverage Consumer’s Mindset

A new Nielsen Category Shopping Fundamentals study pulls back the curtain on the consumer’s mindset when they buy alcoholic beveragesand highlights some key takeaways to help drive sales. Exploring the demographics of alcoholic beverage consumers, the study found that Millennials are experimental and attentive consumers. Retailers can reach this group of shoppers through in-store displays, […]

• Drink more. Save the economy. Iowa collects big bucks from alcohol sales

Drink more. Save the economy. Iowa collects big bucks from alcohol sales

Increased liquor consumption and a state law change affecting the sale of spirits at Iowa convenience stores resulted in a record year for alcohol revenue to the state, officials said Thursday. The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division collected and generated a record $115 million in revenue for fiscal 2012, while dealing with increased delivery locations during […]

• Pouches Proving to Be a Hit With Booze Marketers

Pouches Proving to Be a Hit With Booze Marketers

A baby-food trend has made its way to booze. Squeezable pouches — which have been the packaging of infant brands for a while — are emerging as a big hit for alcohol marketers. They are now putting wine, premixed cocktails and flavored malt beverages in the plastic packaging as a way to lure consumers seeking […]

• Never Hungover introduces natural hangover preventative drink

Never Hungover introduces natural hangover preventative drink

US-based Never Hungover LLC has formally launched a natural, sugar free and calorie free hangover preventative drink Never Hungover. The drink, which consists of natural antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals, helps the body process acetaldehydes – the toxins produced by alcohol – into acetic acid so it can quickly leave the body, preventing a […]

• No fuss this time as low-strength beer bill advances

No fuss this time as low-strength beer bill advances

The last time Colorado House members debate the expansion of beer sales, they engaged in a caustic floor debate on the topic for three hours before killing a bill. On Thursday, there was so much unanimity on the subject that the House Business and Economic Development Committee passed a bill to expand such sales without […]

• Details of Costco’s Olympia liquor privatization push

As we reported yesterday, Costco is cueing up a liquor privatization bill in Olympia. We have since spoken with Costco about the proposal. The bill is similar to I-1100, the liquor initiative that failed last year, in that the three-tiered regulatory setup would be dismantled. For example, retailers could buy directly from distilleries and retailers […]

• Latest shot filed in Colorado beer war

Latest shot filed in Colorado beer war

Lawmaker rehashes fight over selling full-strength beer at grocery stores. State Rep. Larry Liston on Monday fired the latest salvo in the ongoing war over beer in Colorado. Liston, R-Colorado Springs, filed legislation that would allow convenience stores and groceries — which now can sell only 3.2 beer — to sell full-strength beer. “It’s basically […]

• Colorado revenue officials block new full-strength beer rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) has issued an emergency order repealing new rules requiring breweries to test, label and certify that their beers contain a high-enough alcohol content to be sold at bars and liquor stores in this state. The state’s convenience-store interests, which had worked to pass the rule in a 2010 legislative […]

• Colo governor accused of siding with former industry in rules tiff

Convenience store owners are accusing Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper of siding with restaurants and craft brewers in a dispute over testing beer for alcohol content. A trade group representing convenience stores accuses Hickenlooper, a former restaurant owner and micro-brewer, of “backroom cronyism” because state regulators eliminated a rule that would have required all brewers and […]

• Tennessee: You may soon be able to buy wine in a grocery store

Tennessee: You may soon be able to buy wine in a grocery store

New bill has backing of legislative leaders. A long bottled-up effort to loosen restrictions on wine sales is getting a new push this year, raising the possibility that Tennesseans will be able to buy a bottle of chardonnay at their local supermarket by this summer. State lawmakers, including some longtime opponents, say support is building […]

• Britain: Drinks industry gets behind alcohol awareness campaign

Britain: Drinks industry gets behind alcohol awareness campaign

More than 16,000 pubs and bars are gearing up to carry campaign posters this month aimed at helping young adult drinkers to cut down on binge drinking. The pubs and bars involved will also have drink mats and mirror stickers promoting the message. Over 7,000 supermarkets, convenience stores and off licences around the country will […]