Tag: dispensed beverages

Acosts Southern Sales Solutions (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores / Foodservice)
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What Do Consumers Find Most Important When Buying Food at a C-Store?

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Food quality and taste are crucial to the c-store foodservice decision-making process. Nine out of 10 c-store foodservice users say the quality and taste of the food are the most important factors when deciding which c-store to visit. A comparable number assigned similar rankings to pleasant, friendly service and a convenient location.

Experience Attributes, C-Store Foodservice Visitation

Attribute Important Very important
Taste/flavor of food 39% 52%
Quality of food 38% 52%
Pleasant/friendly service 51% 39%
Convenient location 42% 48%
Kitchen/prep area is clean 33% 56%
Order accuracy 43% 45%
Quality of beverages 45% 43%
Quality of takeout food 45% 43%
Good value through low prices 48% 40%
Speed of visit 50% 38%
Prices in line with similar stores 51% 35%
Good value through quick, quality service 46% 39%
Handles check/payment in timely fashion 51% 34%
Bathroom is clean 35% 50%
Variety of food/beverage items 49% 36%

Source: Technomic

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C-Store Retailers Aim to Reduce Carbonated-Soft-Drink Fountain Offer

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Non-alcoholic beverages are expected to grow at a 4.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) globally from 2013 through 2016, according to DataMonitor data presented by Insight Beverages during CSP’s FARE 2014. Here’s a look at how that will affect dispensed-beverage sale in the United States.

Beverage Growth and Outlook

Chicago-based research company Technomic estimates that hot and cold beverages will grow at almost identical rates over the next two years.


The State of Carbonation

Across all foodservice segment, including 37% of convenience stores surveyed, operators are looking to reduce the amount of carbonated beverage offerings but expand overall selection.

The percentages above indicate the share of operators surveyed who agreed with the statement: “We are looking to reduce the size of our carbonated beverages offered in our operation.”

(LSR=limited-service restaurants; FSR=full-service restaurants; BR=beyond restaurants)

Beverage Offering Expansion

More than one-third of total operators are looking to expand their fountain beverage offerings, according to Technomic data.

The percentages above indicate the share of operators surveyed who agreed with the statement: “We are looking to expand the number of offerings in our beverage program.”

(LSR=limited-service restaurants; FSR=full-service restaurants; BR=beyond restaurants)

Source: Technomic via Insight Beverages

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