Hot Beverages Called Key To Convenience Store Growth

Hot dispensed beverages, most notably coffee, remain a lynchpin of the convenience store foodservice business and a key to its continued growth, according to Convenience Store Decisions.

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Editor's Insight: The Mintel researcher indicates that energy drinks are cannibalizing coffee sales among younger consumers.

The researcher also notes that younger drinkers prefer more sugar in their coffee than their older counterparts.

Refreshment service operators need to understand the preferences of all consumers they serve. The hot beverage refreshments market has become more fragmented.

Refreshment service operators need to educate themselves continuously. 04-12-11 by Elliot Maras