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Consumers still seeking a coffee fix

Price sensitivity causes at-home consumption growth
December 12, 2011
The economic downturn caused many consumers to cut back across categories, but coffee consumers have found new ways to enjoy their cup of joe. Approximately 79 percent of adults in the United States drank coffee in the last two years, according to Chicago-based Mintel Group Ltd.’s October Coffee report. However, 48 percent of coffee drinkers surveyed said they are drinking more coffee at home and less away from home in 2011 than they were a year ago — a trend that Mintel predicts will continue to drive retail coffee sales through 2012.
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Starbucks mobile transactions exceed 26 million within first year

December 6, 2011

Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, announced that since the launch of its mobile payment technology in January, there have been 26 million mobile transactions to date. In the first nine weeks of the program, there were 3 million transactions, and in comparison for the nine-week period starting in October, there were 6 million transactions, demonstrating a significant jump in customer adoption and use.


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Starbucks acquires Evolution Fresh, plans to expand into juice category

November 14, 2011

Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, announced the acquisition of Evolution Fresh Inc., San Bernardino, Calif. The $30 million acquisition is part of the coffee company’s commitment to evolve and enhance the customer experience with innovative and wholesome products, the company says. It announced plans to reinvent the $1.6 billion super-premium juice segment and said the acquisition is a significant step in entering the more than $50 billion health and wellness sector.


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Starbucks Blonde Roast

November 7, 2011

For the first time, Starbucks Coffee Co. is launching a light roast coffee: Starbucks Blonde Roast.


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Starbucks introduces two community partnership stores

October 4, 2011

Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, introduced a new community model in the neighborhoods of Harlem, N.Y., and Crenshaw, Calif., where community organizations will share in the profits of a store in each community. Starbucks will donate a minimum of $100,000 to a local community organization for the first year of the partnership as it assesses the success of the program and gathers learning in hopes of creating a new type of corporate engagement in communities, the company says.


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Starbucks seasonal varieties support communities

September 13, 2011

Starbucks Corp., Seattle, is celebrating its commitment to communities by launching a charitable whole bean coffee blend, offering discounted whole bean coffees and bringing back fall favorites. 


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Starbucks to launch K-Cup Portion Packs in November

August 30, 2011

Starbucks Corp., Seattle, announced the November launch of Starbucks Coffee K-Cup Portion Packs for the Keurig Single Cup Brewing system. The branded K-Cups will be available throughout grocery stores and specialty retailers in the United States later this year.


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Starbucks iced coffees

August 11, 2011
Starbucks Coffee Co. added two new iced coffees to its summertime refreshment offerings. Starbucks Via Caramel Flavored Iced Coffee is an on-the-go option made with medium roasted coffee, caramel flavor and pure cane sugar.
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Coffee sales heat up

July 12, 2011

Demands for premium tastes as well as for competitively priced products helped contribute to growth in the coffee category. The category experienced a 9.1 percent increase in sales for more than $4 billion, according to SymphonyIRI Group, Chicago, for the 52 weeks ending May 15 in U.S. supermarkets, drug stores, gas and convenience stores and mass merchandise outlets, excluding Wal-Mart.


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Starbucks announces new leadership structure to spur growth

July 12, 2011

Building on its global momentum, Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, announced a new corporate structure to accelerate its growth strategy, which the company says will take effect by the end of September.


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