With the pandemic hampering the tourism market, craft beverage alcohol purveyors had to get creative to engage with consumers. Harvest Hosts is aiming to connect American RVers with hosts among its 868 winery, distillery and brewery partners.
Changing consumer habits will guide foodservice beverage strategies
May 12, 2021
Chicago-based Technomic has released the beverage category sizing report exploring how COVID-19 impacted foodservice beverages. This report is a deliverable of the Away-From-Home Beverage Navigator program, which offers a comprehensive assessment of both hot and cold beverage categories, including market sizing, historical tracking, predicted growth, consumer insights, operator responses, major trends and market dynamics.
System controls amount of oxygen, enhances flavor and aromas of wine
May 4, 2021
Vinloq, part of Boston Wine Devices LLC, is a slow decanting and wine preservation system that enables business and consumers to experience the diverse tasting notes from one bottle of wine to the next.
To drive up basket rings in-store, merchandisers are creating point of sale (POS) and point of purchase (POP) displays. In-store success relies a number of factors including location of the display, uniqueness, and the ability to link to QR codes to win cash and prizes.
To kick off the summer season, Dunkin’, Canton, Mass., announced the addition of coconut milk as an alternative to dairy at Dunkin’ restaurants nationwide beginning April 28. With this launch, Dunkin’ will offer new Dunkin’ Coconut Refreshers and the new Coconutmilk Iced Latte. Consumers also can customize hot and iced beverages with coconut milk, joining oat milk and almond milk as non-dairy options.
Online shopping higher than 2017, but in-store still popular
March 31, 2021
U.S. grocery consumers have flocked online at a rate never seen previously because of the COVID pandemic, with time savings being the primary motivating factor rather than COVID-related safety concerns.
Inspired by being part of so many fans’ love stories, Dunkin’ debuted its first-ever, online wedding-themed pop-up shop, where select fans kicked off Valentine’s Day weekend with a Dunkin’ drive-thru wedding ceremony.
With the outbreak of COVID-19, retailers have worked hard to adapt by making their stores as safe and convenient as possible for consumers. In the limited-assortment stores category, drug stores and discount retailers are finding where they fit in this eCommerce evolution.
Drizly maintains separate app, will integrate with Uber Eats app
February 2, 2021
San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc. and Drizly, Boston, announced that they have reached an agreement for Uber to acquire Drizly for approximately $1.1 billion in stock and cash. After the completion of the transaction, Drizly will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Uber. Drizly’s marketplace will eventually be integrated with the Uber Eats app, while also maintaining a separate Drizly app.