Download BevNET’s 2014 NACS Show Planner

The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) annual show begins next Wednesday, October 7, in Las Vegas. or attendees, we’ve compiled a handy list help you navigate the event. Download our printable NACS Show Planner for all beverage exhibitors listed both alphabetically and by booth number.

Drink Your Milk

On July 1, the U.S. Department of Agriculture introduced new school nutrition mandates that limit nutritional content and ingredient options. While the changes could hamper mainstay brands of the past, the updates could signal an opportunity for entrepreneurs with a willingness to comply.

Vita Coco Launches Marketing Campaign With Roster of Athletes

The line-up includes: Yasiel Puig of the LA Dodgers, Jadeveon Clowney of the Houston Texans, Manti Te’o of the San Diego Chargers, LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers, Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons, Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls, Giovani Bernard of the Cincinnati Bengals, and returning Vita Coco ambassador Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks.

Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. Adds Distribution in Two Markets, Launches Absinthe

Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. has expanded distribution to two new markets through partnerships with Johnson Brothers Liquor Company and Phillips Wine and Spirits in Wisconsin and Star/Glazer’s Distributors in Memphis, Tennessee. The American brandy makers have also launched a new product, Absinthe Blanche, in all current markets.