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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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