With temperatures heating up, it's time to switch focus from lattes to lemonade. John Porter explains the latest trends in cold drinks
Whether or not summer 2019 sees a repeat of the long, hot spell that drove out-of-home drinks sales in 2018, operators will be looking carefully at the weather forecast as they plan for the months ahead.
Summer drinks lists also need to factor in changing trends. Balanced against the continued sales growth of alcoholic beverages, such as gin, cocktails, craft beer and sparkling wine, is the increased demand for no- and low-alcohol choices. Bridging these trends is continued product innovation in soft drinks and mixers.
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