Company debuts new dispenser model at 2022 National Restaurant Association Show
May 17, 2022
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, announced the launch of Coca-Cola Freestyle 8100, a new back-of-house dispenser developed specifically for the crew-serve occasion. The new dispenser’s advanced technology streamlines drink pouring for foodservice crews, helping reduce drive-thru wait times for diners while providing the beverage quality and variety they crave, according to the company.
Consumers in the United States are opting to spend more on their drinks in bars and restaurants as premiumization drives the recovery of the on-premise channel after COVID-19. A trend that was paused during the pandemic now is accelerating again, CGA’s exclusive On Premise Measurement (OPM) service shows. The premium price tier of the spirits market took a 40% share of sales by value in February 2022, while super-premium took 18%.
One of the most harshly impacted industries in the early days of the pandemic, on-premise has shown its ability to pivot. Data suggests that the channel has recovered from its early pain points with analysts predicting growth for on-premise.
1,200+ convenience stores in 11 states equipped with eCommerce app
November 16, 2021
Drizly, Boston, announced its collaboration with 7-Eleven, Irving, Texas, to deliver alcohol to adults of legal drinking age in under 60 minutes from more than 1,200 7-Eleven stores. Following a successful pilot program with 190 stores, more than 1,200 7-Eleven stores across Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and Washington state now offer delivery through Drizly.
Companies plan to link retailers, technology, partners and more
November 9, 2021
ReserveBar, Ridgefield, Conn., has agreed to acquire New York-based Minibar Delivery, a leading marketplace featuring on-demand delivery of wine, spirits, beer, ready-to-drink cocktails, mixers and more. Minibar Delivery facilitates these deliveries by partnering with more than 2,800 retail partner locations nationwide, including independent liquor stores and iconic national brands such as 7-Eleven. The acquisition accelerates ReserveBar's expansion of its retailer fulfillment network and planned introduction of on-demand delivery capabilities.