Eighty-five percent of consumers said they would like convenience stores to allow beverage customization, especially for coffee creamers and soft drinks, according to Technomic. Specific coffee creamers that consumers are interested in range from chocolate- and candy-flavored creamers to nondairy alternatives. Customers also enjoy toppings for their coffee, such as cinnamon sugar, sprinkles and whipped cream, Technomic said.
Alltown Fresh, a division of Global Partners LP, Waltham, Mass., offers customizable coffee creamers that satisfy both sugary and healthy cravings. They include classic cream and milk with white sugar and Splenda, as well as almond milk, coconut milk and hemp milk. The stores also carry sweeteners made from monk fruit extract, cane sugar and zero-calorie sweetener.