Report finds that delta variant could threaten gains made this year
August 31, 2021
The National Restaurant Association, Washington, D.C., released a mid-year supplement to the 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry Report, which illustrates the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the restaurant industry.
The foodservice channel experienced unprecedented sales declines this past year, with beverage sales underperforming in the channel. Yet, experts forecast beverage will be the great differentiator in its rebuild.
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.
Pep’s Place available in select locations for next 30 days
May 3, 2021
To reinforce consumers love for food, Pepsi, a brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo, is upending what consumers expect of the food delivery world, with the launch of Pep’s Place, where the cola comes first. Consumers are invited to first pick their Pepsi beverage of choice, which then prompts curated food items based on that beverage, to enhance the overall meal experience. Pep’s Place is available in select locations around the country for delivery only available through PepsPlaceRestaurant.com and major food aggregators (Uber Eats, Door Dash and Grub Hub).
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.
Dig In aims to generate at least $100 million in sales for Black-owned restaurants
January 4, 2021
Recognizing the diverse range of delicious food, rich history and culture that Black-owned restaurants contribute to the American experience, Pepsi, a brand in Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo, introduced Dig In. The consumer-facing, multi-year platform is a rallying call for people to double down on supporting Black-owned restaurants.
Sales from 2020 Holiday Blend benefits nonprofit La Cocina
December 14, 2020
Invoking notions of wintery snowcap mountains and the wafting aroma of freshly brewed coffee, Peets Coffee brings some reinvented traditions to coffee-lovers everywhere by debuting new limited-edition hot or iced coffees as was as its bagged 2020 Holiday Blend.