It was only a matter of time before enterprising suppliers and c-stores teamed up to offer customers a do-it-yourself frozen beverage or treat option. What follows is just a sampling of the newest and shiniest equipment items to help retailers add a frozen beverage or treat option to their growing, highly customizable foodservice programs.
When it comes to foodservice, breaking with tradition can be good—and even offer a more sustained avenue of growth. This is especially true when it comes to signing with a foodservice franchise, where up-and-coming brands are focusing on the c-store channel as a fast, more economical way to get known in the crowded space.
With the largest beverage category--CSDs--in decline, convenience retailers are focused on who else they can sell beverages to. Beyond the opportunity to draw additional sales, the added benefit is the opportunity to improve market-basket totals and margins by reaching out to new demographics.