Will cover all channel in $1.74 trillion US food industry
August 19, 2016
Chicago-based Technomic Inc. announced that its new 2016/17 U.S. Food Industry Universe analysis will provide coverage of all channels within the $1.74 trillion U.S. food industry, including retail grocery and foodservice.
Demand helped by specialty beverage proliftation in foodservice
August 9, 2016
Demand for cups and lids in the United States are projected to expand 3.9 percent a year to $10.6 billion in 2020, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group, Cleveland. Gains will be supported by food trends that favor convenience and smaller portions, the market research firm details in its “Cups & Lids” report.
The majority of consumers do not plan on changing their dining out behaviors this year; on top of that, the entire restaurant industry is projected to grow, Chicago-based Mintel explains in its January report “Dining Out: A 2016 Look Ahead.”
Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Donuts announced that it is expanding its beverage menu by adding cold-brew coffee at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Metro New York and Los Angeles markets. The rich, ultra-smooth, full-bodied cold-brew coffee is handcrafted in Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in small batches and served every day while supplies last, the company says. The offering soon will become available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations throughout the country later this summer, it adds.
Mango Pineapple, Blackberry Fruited Iced Teas available for a limited-time this summer
May 31, 2016
Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin' Donuts announced the launch of its latest beverage innovation: Fruited Iced Teas. Exclusively available at Dunkin' Donuts restaurants across the six New England states this summer, Fruited Iced Teas feature the brand's freshly-brewed black or green iced tea sweetened with fruit juice and real fruit, the company says. Dunkin' Donuts' Fruited Iced Teas are offered in two varieties — Mango Pineapple and Blackberry — with both containing fewer than 100 calories for any size, it adds.
The saying goes that variety is the spice of life. When it comes to foodservice menus, no truer words can be said. Whether it’s better-for-you or indulgent trends, beverage menus are being retooled to accommodate drinks that fit these molds, and The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, wants to make sure it is working with its foodservice partners to develop all kinds of specialty beverage solutions.
As Valentine's Day nears, Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, invites consumers to get together with loved ones to try three new chocolate beverages. Beginning Feb. 8, participating Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada are offering a trio of Starbucks Molten Chocolate beverages that will be available through Feb. 14, the company says.
SKU proliferation has left its mark on the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market. But innovative new products aren’t just for the retail shelves. Foodservice operations also are developing new beverages to entice consumers.