Year in Review: Top Supplier News of 2017
NEWARK, N.J. — There are two sides to the convenience store equation, and the supply side had its hands full in 2017.
From the final chapter in the British American Tobacco and Reynolds American Inc. tie-up to Anheuser-Busch's plans to invest $2 billion in its capital expenditure program through 2020, c-store suppliers and wholesalers show no signs of playing it safe.
These are the top 10 supplier headlines of the year, as reported by CSNews Online:
Three RAI board members join BAT's board of directors.
Merger deal is worth approximately $4.2 billion.
Funds will upgrade, expand operations at U.S. breweries.
A strategic review is expected to be completed by year's end.
Deal will absorb resources into Chase Pay.
The $174-million deal expands the distributor's Midwest presence.
Only those from Illinois factory are affected.
Identity includes new website domain, tagline and logo.
New "snack-fection," HBC and supply brands showcased at distributor's trade show.
Philip Morris International and Altria representatives will attend the Jan. 24-25 meeting.