5 trends driving coffee sales

Cold is hot among caffeine-seeking consumers.


Tim Hortons co-founder Ron Joyce dies

He helped turn the coffee and doughnut chain into a Canadian icon.

Luckin Coffee, which was founded in 2017, is poised to have 4,500 units in China by the end of this year, says RB's The Bottom Line.

The coffee chain plans to expand the kombucha brand’s presence in grocers and in its shops.

A host of innovations are being tried to divert single-use hot-drink containers from landfills, from cup sharing to “clever cups” that can order and pay for a refill. Here’s a sampling.

But both brands have seen same-store sales slowdowns in recent years, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Bill DiPaola was named chief operating officer and Leslie Monson was named CMO of the operator of PJ’s Coffee.

Forced limitations on what retailers can sell are likely to put more ready-to-eat foods on the menu.

The rollout requires the addition of new equipment, packaging and training.

Politics don’t affect restaurant sales in general, but this could be different, says RB’s The Bottom Line.