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July Foodservice News Wrap Up
Do you have Pokémon fever? Even if you don’t, most likely your customers do–make sure you know what it is and how to capitalize on the Pokemon Go craze. CSNews reports on how retailers can gain momentum and join in on the game.
July 25, 2016 | How Should C-stores Get Going Around Pokemon Go?
NATIONAL REPORT — Charmander, Squirtle, Kakuna and Pikachu. If you’re a mobile-gaming youth or a nostalgic adult, these names may mean something to you. And if you’re a convenience store retailer, they should mean something to you, too. [Keep reading at CSNews.com]
CSP Daily News along with WhiteWave Away From Home report on how DIY coffee customization approaches are growing. Donna Hood Crecca tells us that “More than half of consumers confirm that a variety of milk or creamers, sweeteners, syrups and toppings influences their decision whether to purchase a hot-dispensed beverage in a c-store,” says Crecca, adding that this influence is greater in younger consumers and women especially. Learn more about boosting your coffee sales below.
July 21, 2016 | Coffee Your Way
Coffee, dear to so many early-morning hearts, continues to be an area of opportunity and innovation for convenience stores, with new flavors and specialized options making waves on menus. [Keep reading at CSPDailyNews.com]
CSP Daily News reports that total breakfast occasions, in and away from home, are forecast to grow by 5% through 2019. Consumers have a need for speed, affordability and portability.
July 18, 2016 | The Breakfast Need for Speed
CHICAGO — The consumption of breakfast and morning snacks, in and away from home, is forecast to grow faster than the U.S. population over the next few years, reported The NPD Group, Chicago. [Keep reading at CSPDailyNews.com]
Foodservice is ranked very profitable by more c-stores than bottled and canned beverages (69%), beer and alcohol (56%) and even gasoline (37%). Consumer interest drives products.
July 14, 2016 | C-Stores Profit with Prepared Food Items
According to a new report from Datassential, foodservice is the top driver of profitability for convenience store operators. In fact, 77% of convenience stores claim that their foodservice offerings are “very profitable.” [Keep reading at CStoreDecisions.com]