Experts note the pandemic likely contributed to at-home coffee consumption, making single-serve the largest segment of the category. However, growth driven by convenience and consumers’ premium preferences also drove notable growth in the RTD category.
Coffee producer to release The Pioneer Woman line of premium coffees
January 22, 2021
Ree Drummond, famously known as The Pioneer Woman, represented by Earthbound Brands, announced that they have partnered with coffee producer Zavida Coffee Roasters to provide customers across the country with a new, premium coffee line.
All-star coffee, football team bring la pura vida with acidity, sweetness
January 8, 2021
Bay area favorites Peet’s Coffee and the San Francisco 49ers teamed up to celebrate their faithful fans with a new limited-edition coffee blend, Faithful. Crafted by Peet’s, the Faithful Blend embodies the same confidence, strength and spirit the team has when on the field.
Sales from 2020 Holiday Blend benefits nonprofit La Cocina
December 14, 2020
Invoking notions of wintery snowcap mountains and the wafting aroma of freshly brewed coffee, Peets Coffee brings some reinvented traditions to coffee-lovers everywhere by debuting new limited-edition hot or iced coffees as was as its bagged 2020 Holiday Blend.
NuZee to gain access to 50 co-packing machines at Farmer Bros. facility
November 6, 2020
NuZee Inc. (doing business as Coffee Blenders), Plano, Texas, and Farmer Bros. Co., Northlake, Texas, announced a strategic partnership under which Farmer Brothers will provide access to manufacturing capacity as NuZee continues to roll out new coffee and tea products in the United States. Under the agreement, NuZee may place up to 50 co-packing machines in Farmer Brothers' 500,000-square-foot, SQF-certified, zero waste facility in Northlake, Texas.
Nestlé to pay Starbucks $7.15B in closing considerations
May 7, 2018
Starbucks Corp., Seattle, will form a global coffee alliance with Nestlé S.A. to accelerate and grow the global reach of Starbucks brands in consumer packaged goods (CPG) and foodservice. With a shared commitment to ethical and sustainable sourcing of coffee, this alliance will transform, expand and elevate the at-home and away-from-home coffee and related categories around the world, the company says.
Coffee segment’s market share increased to 4 percent
September 2, 2016
Coffee has recently seen a renaissance, both through its renewed popularity among younger consumers, as well as through exciting innovations within the coffee space — such as cold-brewed and pour-over coffee, reports Chicago-based Technomic, a Winsight company.
Single-cup coffee is playing an increasingly larger role in retail coffee sales. Single-cup sales growth comprised 74 percent of retail coffee sales growth of $761 million, according to Rockville, Md.-based Packaged Facts.
Coffee company plants trees for every bag of coffee purchased through 2016
September 29, 2015
Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. expanded its commitment to supporting the specialty coffee industry by announcing that it will distribute coffee trees to farmers most impacted by coffee rust, a plant fungus that damages millions of coffee trees around the world, the company says. Through September 2016, Starbucks will plant a coffee tree for every bag of coffee purchased in participating U.S. stores.