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  • Couche-Tard and Fire & Flower open third cannabis store adjacent to Circle K

    The companies plan to have 10 cannabis stores operating adjacent to Circle K locations within the next year.

    By Sept. 30, 2022
  • Molson Coors, Coca-Cola, cocktail, topo chico
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    Coca-Cola, Molson Coors expand partnership with RTD cocktail launch

    Topo Chico Spirited, the third drink to be introduced since the companies started working together in 2020, will debut in more than 20 markets across the U.S. in 2023.

    By Christopher Doering • Sept. 29, 2022
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    TXB to debut private-label food, beverage and apparel products

    The line from Texas Born Stores, previously known as Kwik Chek, are all sourced, manufactured and packaged in Texas. 

    By Sept. 27, 2022
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    Sales of spirits-based RTD drinks top $1.6B in 2021, study finds

    The category’s popularity is eclipsing that of hard seltzers, and states are pushing to change retail laws to capitalize on the opportunity.

    By Christopher Doering • Sept. 23, 2022
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    Price increases are weighing on food volumes, IRI finds

    As CPGs pass along higher costs to consumers, a few categories have proven resistant to declines, according to an analysis of August sales data.

    By Chris Casey • Sept. 22, 2022
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    How Casey’s is growing its loyalty program

    The chain, which counts more than 5.5 million rewards members, is refining the data it gathers to improve its offers to shoppers, Art Sebastian, its VP of digital experiences, said at Groceryshop Monday.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    Amid inflation, c-store consumers were ‘hesitant to spend’ during Q2

    Consumers bought less but spent more, especially in fuel and packaged beverages, according to a report from c-store technology company Skupos.

    By Sept. 9, 2022
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    How Mondelēz boosts impulse buys

    With consumers shopping differently after the pandemic, the snacking giant has retooled its efforts to trigger last-minute purchases on e-commerce and in c-stores.

    By Christopher Doering • Sept. 8, 2022