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2018 Dispensed Beverage Report

2018 Dispensed Beverage Report

Leveraging the Beverage

In 2017, consumers chose c-stores over quick-service and fast-casual restaurants more than other restaurant segments, according to Technomic’s first-quarter Convenience Store Consumer Marketbrief. Con...

2018 Dispensed Beverage Report

What’s Driving Tea Sales

Taste, cleanliness and freshness are top factors in a consumer’s foodservice tea purchase, according to Technomic. Top Drivers for Purchasing Foodservice Tea   !function(e,t,n,s){var i="In...

C-stores are also holding their own against restaurants and cafe chains in the minds of consumers. Among the 10 highest-rated chains for quality of coffee among Technomic’s Consumer Brand Metrics prog...

According to Technomic’s MenuMonitor c-store database, which features menus from 40 c-store retailers in the United States, the most common hot beverage offered by operators is coffee, available for a...

When it comes to combo meals, about two-fifths of guests say they would bundle a made-to-order entree with a beverage, according to Technomic. Drinks are also the most popular pairing for side items a...

Younger consumers have a higher purchase frequency for dispensed tea than those ages 35 and older, especially for iced tea and hot tea made by a barista, according to Technomic. Purchase Frequency ...

Fountain drinks were nearly ubiquitous among operators for cold beverages, followed by iced tea, offered by 59% of retailers. More operators in Technomic’s MenuMonitor database offered iced coffee in ...

Each month, 44% of c-store consumers report purchasing tea from convenience stores, according to Technomic. In particular, younger consumers and men are heavier users of both foodservice and ready-to-...

C-store consumers are very interested in the ability to customize their dispensed beverages—especially coffee beverages—through a touchscreen. Amount That Would Like to Customize With Touchscreen O...

C-stores have an incredible advantage over restaurants: a wide variety of dispensed beverages that drive traffic and additional foodservice sales. So identify today's consumer's key beverage needs, an...