Sept 2014 - DALLAS -- A morning staple is turning 50 and one retail giant is celebrating the milestone. 7-Eleven Inc. became the first national retailer to offer fresh-brewed coffee in to-go cups 50 years ago. To mark the occasion, the Dallas-based convenience store chain is offering a small-size coffee for 50 cents at participating stores from Sept. 3 through Sept. 14. The retailer is also kicking off an "Every 7th Cup Free" coffee rewards program through its 7-Eleven mobile app.
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July 2014 - These days you can get a decent cup of coffee just about anywhere. Since the rise of Starbucks created a nation of coffee snobs, many convenience stores and quick-service restaurants — once known for watery, flavorless brews — have kicked up their coffee game with higher quality beans, more sophisticated brewing techniques, improved branding, updated equipment and better atmosphere.
Indeed, competition for consumers’ hot dispensed beverage dollars is at an all-time high. How can the industry make up for that lost ground? Click Here for the complete article.