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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.
Dunkin’ Donuts, Canton, Mass., welcomed three new caramel iced coffee flavors to its collection: Caramel Turtle, Caramel Almond and Caramel Mocha. Available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants for a limited time nationwide, the freshly brewed iced beverages join Dunkin’ Donuts’ lineup of iced coffee flavors, including Blueberry, Cinnamon, Hazelnut and Raspberry.
It’s well-known that many people depend on coffee to get their days started, but a survey by Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder determined that certain professions rely on it more than others.
Seattle’s Best Coffee, a subsidiary of Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, is offering a free small cup of brewed coffee to those working on the busiest shopping day of the year — Black Friday (Nov. 23).
Dunkin’ Donuts, Canton, Mass., is asking its Twitter followers to help reveal the newest flavor of Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup packs with the Next Dunkin’ K-Cup Pack Sweepstakes.
Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Donuts announced its plans to expand into Southern California. The quick-service restaurant chain says it has been strategically expanding in contiguous markets across the country with a long-term goal of having more than 15,000 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the United States alone.
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