TITLE

Beyond the Bean

AUTHOR(S)
Francella, Barbara Grondin
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Convenience Store News;4/18/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Americans' increasing taste for something new, combined with the purported health benefits of chocolate and tea, the growing popularity of coffee shops and cafés, and growth in Hispanic and Asian populations, has created new potential for something other than coffee in a takeout cup. While the vast majority of dollars rung up in the takeout hot beverage industry are coffee sales, tea, hot chocolate, steamers and other hot beverages are butting into the coffee klatch. Sales of these drinks often extend beyond the traditional coffee customer and morning daypart. Customers buying tea, cocoa, steamers, even hot horchata are often new to the hot-beverage counter, with sales taking place outside the morning rush.
ACCESSION #
16796976

 

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