Distilled Spirits & Wine Demonstrate Strong Growth While Beer Continues Reinvention

PR Newswire The distilled spirits, wine and beer industries continued to adapt to consumers’ changing attitudes towards beverage alcohol.  Industry-wide premiumization kept pace with consumer interest in high-quality products. And Millennials continued to drive expansion and migrate toward brands with heritage, authenticity and quality. Distilled spirits achieved its 20th consecutive year of steady volume growth, up about 2%.…

Are Gas Stations the New Grocery Stores?

Millennials are using convenience stores to buy essentials By NACS Online Millennials like convenience stores, fueling foodservice innovation and mobile payments, among other things. Now, Chase.com reports that the younger generation is turning to convenience stores for grocery shopping. Twenty-four-year-old Benjamin Sturm often stops by his local Stewart’s Shops to pick up cheese, bread and…

Mondelez Revamps Snack Products

The company has added a new line of snack bars and crackers without GMOs and artificial ingredients NACS Online Mondelez International Inc. is focusing its attention on its snacks, debuting a new line of snack bars and crackers made without artificial ingredients or GMOs as well as overhauling some current products, Bloomberg reports. For the…

The Battle Against Skimmers Continues

A Mississippi retailer installed a burglar alarm on its pumps, while an Ohio gas station owner has secured his pumps with padlocks NACS Online Retailers are getting creative in their fight against credit card thieves at the pump. One Mississippi gas station operator teamed up with a burglar alarm company to arm its pumps against…