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Starbucks Corp., Seattle, introduced two new retail concepts for its Seattle’s Best Coffee and Evolution Fresh Inc. subsidiaries. In addition, the company also shared plans to launch its own single-cup coffee system.
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.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Plano, Texas, announced an exclusive partnership between its Snapple brand and NBC, FremantleMedia Enterprises and Syco’s “America’s Got Talent” reality talent competition. Snapple is the first exclusive beverage partner of the series, the companies said.
Seventy percent of consumers said coffee will be part of their Valentine’s Day dinners or dates this year, an independent survey by Dunkin’ Donuts, Canton, Mass., reported. Of those, 50 percent indicated that they would prefer to receive a fresh cup of coffee from their sweetheart rather than flowers.
Instant, ground or whole bean coffee are still the most popular choices for the at-home consumer, but 17 percent of drinkers prefer single-cup coffee, according to a survey by Mintel Group Ltd., Chicago.
Eighty-four percent of iced coffee drinkers say they are drinking more iced coffee this winter compared to last winter, according to an independent survey commissioned by Dunkin’ Donuts, Canton, Mass.
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