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Away-From-Home Beverage

Beverages play a significant role in foodservice, acting as a platform to showcase innovation and boost average check values. However, the future of the category continues to evolve as consumer demands and general business conditions shift.

Technomic has extensive experience monitoring the beverage industry with its series of Away-from-Home Beverage Marketplace studies, dating back to 2005. This year, to provide our customers with the most comprehensive view of the category, participants will now have the option to receive ongoing insights throughout a two-year subscription cycle until the next report is released.

The new Away-from-Home Beverage Intelligence Program includes:

  • The Away-from-Home Beverage Marketplace Multi Client Study
  • A 2020 volumetrics update
  • Category and innovation spotlights
  • Key topic webinars
  • Omnibus survey access
  • Annual on-site beverage work sessions
  • An online beverage intelligence dashboard

Use this study to:

  • Measure the size of the beverage industry by category
  • Understand consumers’ path to purchase, including occasions, need states and key drivers
  • Leverage operator insights to uncover unmet needs and challenges
  • Maximize opportunities within current and forecasted economic conditions to increase beverage purchases
  • Develop strategies to grow the beverage business based on fact-based insights and data

Category Scope

Cold Beverages

 

Alternative beverages

Alternative beverages

Coconut water
Hispanic drinks (e.g., Agua frescas, Jarritos)
Juice/tea blends
Relaxation drinks
 

Water

Water

Still
Flavored still
Sparkling
Bottled v. dispensed
 

Carbonated soft drinks

Carbonated soft drinks

Dispensed/bag-in-box
Packaged
Craft sodas v mega brands
 

Cold coffee (iced)

Cold coffee (iced)

Scratch (cold brew vs. other)
Liquid concentrate
Dry mix
Single serve packaged
 

Complimentary water

Complimentary water

Free water provided to patrons
 

Energy drinks

Energy drinks

E.g., Red Bull, Monster
 

Enhanced Beverages

Enhanced Beverages

Flavored waters (Lifewater, Vitamin Water)
Non-flavored waters
Protein beverages (e.g., Muscle Milk)
 

Frozen blended coffee drinks

Frozen blended coffee drinks

Dry mix
Liquid concentrate
Scratch-made
Single serve pods
 

Frozen non-coffee beverages

Frozen non-coffee beverages

Carbonated soft drink-based ice drinks
Fruit-based ice drinks (e.g., Icees)
Lemonade type
Tea-type
 

Iced tea

Iced tea

Fresh brewed
Dispensed/bag-in-box (fountain)
Dry mix
Liquid concentrate
Packaged
 

100% Juices

100% Juices

Dispensed/bag-in-box
Multi-serve
Single serve
 

Juice drinks

Juice drinks

Cold pressed/fresh squeezed
Dispensed, bag in box
Multiple serve
Single serve
 

Lemonade

Lemonade

Dispensed/bag-in-box
Single-serve
Multi-serve
 

Milk

Milk

Bulk
Single serve
Dairy vs. vegetable-based
White, chocolate versus flavored
 

Powdered soft drinks

Powdered soft drinks

Bulk
Stick packs
 

Shakes/malts

Shakes/malts

Liquid mix
Scratch
Powder bases
 

Smoothies

Smoothies

Liquid concentrate
Mix
Scratch
Single serve
 

Sports drinks (e.g., Gatorade, PowerAde)

Sports drinks (e.g., Gatorade, PowerAde)

Dispensed
Multi-serve
Single-serve
Hot Beverages

 

Regular coffee

Regular coffee

Caffeinated vs. decaf
Liquid concentrate
Roast & ground
Single-serve pods/cups
Soluble/mix
 

Specialty coffee drinks

Specialty coffee drinks

Caffeinated vs. decaf
Liquid concentrate
Pod/cartridges
Roast & ground
Soluble/mix
 

Tea

Tea

Black vs. green vs. flavored vs. herbal
Hot tea vs. chai drinks
 

Hot chocolate/cocoa

Hot chocolate/cocoa

Bulk dry mix
Single serve dry mix
Liquid concentrate

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