The hot spring day was eased by icy treats, as Alan Dossey of Caffe D’Vita gave customers valuable advice for owning businesses.
Dossey, national sales manager for Caffe D’Vita, visited the Lollicup USA headquarters to discuss and demonstrate some of the brand’s best and most recent products.
This year, Dossey placed a lot of emphasis on his tips for operating a business in the foodservice industry. Being a successful business owner goes beyond serving good food and drinks, he said.
Considering what customers need and want is very important to running a business, which is why Caffe D’Vita products feature quality ingredients, no trans fats, a consistent yield and versatility for any season. These products are also gluten free and kosher and halal certified.
It is also very important to pay attention to industry trends, Dossey said.
For those who serve beverages, coffee is an especially important trend to keep watch of.
The number of people who purchase coffee beverages outside of their homes has risen 8 percent since 2014. Coffee consumers are also more willing to pay more for a cup of coffee than in previous years.
Caffe D’Vita offers a competitive advantage with its extensive product line. The brand carries base mixes, traditional flavor profiles like mocha and chai, and a variety of other powder mixes, including its popular milkshake mixes.
Dossey also discussed how important it is for business owners to overcome certain objections that they may have regarding their shop, including avoiding being too safe with menu items, worrying too much about cost and being concerned about selling the same or similar menu items as customers.
Overcoming these concerns can allow shop owners to push their businesses to their full potential.
Lollicup USA will host two more vendor open house sessions this year. For information on how to sign up to attend, contact your sales representative.