For Roasters & Retailers

Variety Fuels Retailers’ Cold Coffee Offerings


Today’s discerning consumers have a strong understanding of the flavors and attributes of various styles of hot and cold coffee and tea. That creates an opportunity for operators seeking to compete with cafes and restaurants for food and beverage purchases throughout the day.


Cold or iced coffee has become the second most-consumed variety of coffee or tea, trailing only traditional hot coffee, according to Technomic’s 2018 Beverage Consumer Trend Report. The report found that iced coffee is among the fastest-growing beverages in convenience stores, with sales growing 31% from 2016 to 2018, as more and more retailers offer expanded coffee programs that compete with other foodservice venues.

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