Seven Ways Coffee Drives Store Traffic (Slideshow)

CSP roundtable data illustrate the power of hot-beverage consumers

Published in CSP Daily News

By  Angel Abcede, Senior Editor/Content Development Coordinator

Technomic data

The c-store channel pushes through 15% of finished coffee product.

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Coffee can be strong both in taste and in its power to drive traffic and profits at convenience stores, as retailers attending a recent CSP roundtable meeting found out.

About 100 attendees at CSP’s three-day Hot Dispensed Beverage Meeting reviewed statistics covering the importance of coffee to the hot-dispensed category, as well as the important role coffee drinkers play with market basket size. Statistics from the Chicago-based Technomic Inc. also indicate that c-store retailers make less on what they sell, but realize greater margins than with other foodservice categories.

Here’s a walk-through of key data slides from David Henkes, vice president of Technomic Inc. See the May issue of CSP magazine for more coverage of CSP's Hot Dispensed Beverage Meeting.

By Angel Abcede, Senior Editor/Content Development Coordinator
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