Seventy-one percent of consumers now purchase beverages away from home twice a week or more, according to Technomic's "Beverage Consumer Trend Report."
Specialty coffee sales increased by 10 percent on limited-service menus over the past two years, emerging as one of the beverage segment's leaders, Technomic reports. With the rise of sweet tea, specialty tea listings nearly doubled on menus. Smoothies grew by 8.5 percent, proving that this blended beverage has become a menu mainstay.
Other points of note from Technomic's study include:
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