Clean Label Gives Coffee Creamers a Boost

Clean Label Gives Coffee Creamers a Boost

Whereas not long ago product development in the coffee creamers realm centered on new flavor varieties, leading marketers are now aggressively responding to consumers’ desire for clean label products. Part of the goal is to attract new customers by alleviating concerns about ingredients.


On National Coffee Day—and everyday—the best part of waking up is…

On National Coffee Day—and everyday—the best part of waking up is…

It’s largely true, America really does run on Dunkin’, among other foodservice coffee companies. So celebrate National Coffee Day 2016 with not just a cup of your favorite brew, but a special discount from Packaged Facts. You’re welcome America.


The Private Label K-Cup Tightrope Walk

The Private Label K-Cup Tightrope Walk

This blog is based on the report Single-Cup Brew Beverage Products in the U.S.: Coffee Pods and Beyond, 2nd Edition. To purchase the report or for more info click here.

March 18 - Private label is the new single-cup coffee segment power player: In just three years, private label single-cup coffee has gone from nonexistent to major market force, according to Packaged Facts. The market research publisher found that:

As recently as August 2012, private label comprised well under 1% of single-cu...


20% off all coffee and tea reports for National Coffee Day

20% off all coffee and tea reports for National Coffee Day

Packaged Facts is offering a perky deal for National Coffee Day. Receive 20% off all our coffee- or tea-related market research reports. Use promo code PFCoffeeDay at checkout before October 31.

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National Coffee Association and Packaged Facts unite for June 23 webinar

National Coffee Association and Packaged Facts unite for June 23 webinar

Packaged Facts research director David Sprinkle will present a webinar entitled “The Shifting Landscape for Office Coffee Service” in conjunction with the National Coffee Association (NCA) on June 23, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 pm EST.

The webinar, which draws on Packaged Facts’ report Office Coffee Service in the U.S.: Market Trends and Opportunities (March 2015), lays out the opportunities, challenges and trends shaping the office coffee service market.

To register for the webinar or for more inf...


Coffee companies go green to make green with eco-friendly maneuverings

Coffee companies go green to make green with eco-friendly maneuverings

An increasing number of U.S. businesses are concerned with managing their ecological footprint, and in recent years this dedication to going green has trickled down to the U.S. coffee market. In particular, to have a competitive foodservice coffee platform, being environmentally and socially responsible is increasingly important, according to Coffee and Ready-to-Drink Coffee in the U.S.: Retail and Foodservice, 8th Edition , a recent report by Packaged Facts.

To illustrate this point, consider...


Innovation reinvigorating and reinventing our daily cup of joe

Innovation reinvigorating and reinventing our daily cup of joe

Our hat is off to coffee innovation, which continues to help a very mature market grow new usage occasions and higher price points. Threading this needle translates to continuing to push the variety envelope while leveraging hot coffee’s dominant position. In the end, it’s largely about raising the price of coffee-or at least getting more money per ounce.

Across restaurant menus, flavors that have universal appeal, such as mocha, chocolate, vanilla, and caramel, have the strongest penetration....


Border skirmishes in the coffee aisle

Border skirmishes in the coffee aisle

As a sign of the ever more competitive environment in the food industry, the supermarket and fast food industries are increasingly border crossing in search of sales growth.

A recent example, as reported in the Wall Street Journal (October 30, 2013): McDonald’s teaming up with Kraft to test market McCafe packaged coffee in k-cups for retail grocery sales.

This new partnership involves a “the competitor of my competitor is my friend” dynamic. A tough quickservice restaurant environment had ea...


The K-cups avalanche in the coffee aisle

The K-cups avalanche in the coffee aisle

After getting its foothold in the office segment of the market, single-serve beverage brewing has experienced tremendous growth with widespread and continued adoption in the retail market. Research conducted by the National Coffee Association (NCA) in 2012 found that 36% of respondents who had a single-serve brewing system obtained it within the last six months, indicating just how fast this segment of the beverage market has been growing.

As a result, the packaged coffee category at retail is...