Coffee just might be your customers’ cup of tea

When we began our Coffee Program, we never expected to be creating “Starbucks-alternatives” in our customers’ convenience stores.  But we learned something very important: quality coffee, always fresh and hot and at a reasonable price is always a big seller, just...

Soda sales down; healthier drinks on the rise

Sales of soda in the U.S. dropped about 1% last year and .5% in 2010.  Not surprisingly, when other beverages such as bottled water, teas, juices and sports and energy drinks were included, sales rose .8% last year, down from a 1.7% rise in 2010. Carbonated soft...