To prepare for the expected drop in consumer purchasing power, Coca-Cola said it was expanding the distribution of cheaper returnable or refillable glass bottles in emerging markets in Latin America and Africa.https://www.reuters.com/business/coca-cola-beats-quarterly-revenue-expectations-2022-04-25/
The arrival of the virus shut down restaurants across the country, then saw them reopen with social distancing and outdoor dining. Face-to-face contact was no longer a plus, but a potential liability. Meanwhile, restaurants grappled with labor shortages. It all made the automat ripe for a comeback.https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2022/04/08/automat-covid-horn-hardart/
“Consumers have found a way to make their favorite beverages at home,” said Cheryl Hung of DIG Insights Inc., who presented results during the National Coffee Association’s annual conference.https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-10/more-americans-are-drinking-coffee-every-day-as-workforce-swells
Current marketplace trends suggest that many consumers are seeking products that are local, are manufactured by real people, and traditional or at least remind customers of their childhood.
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