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December 10, 2012

Caribou Coffee, originally founded by Kim and John Puckett, is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Dec. 14.

MINNEAPOLIS — Caribou Coffee, originally founded by Kim and John Puckett, is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Dec. 14. To commemorate 20 years of roasting exceptional coffee, Caribou released their Anniversary Blend coffee on Nov. 25 featuring the original Caribou Blend recipe, as well as thanking their loyal fans with a 20-day anniversary celebration.

November 29, 2012

PepsiCo is planning a controversial line of products under its FritoLay brand.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo is planning a controversial line of products under its FritoLay brand. The new line, called Cracker Jack’d, is a caffeinated extension of its Cracker Jack line of popcorn clusters and is expected to hit shelves by the end of the 
fourth quarter.


The line extension is expected to include a caffeinated snack called Power Bites, which will contain approximately 70 mg of caffeine from coffee in each 2-oz. package. Snack mixes and popcorn clusters also will be included in the lineup.

November 15, 2012

While daily coffee consumption is dominated by ground coffee — 35% of consumers drink roasted ground coffee every day — premium-priced single-cup coffee is gaining popularity and has led the growth in the coffee category between 2010 and 2012, according to Mintel.


While daily coffee consumption is dominated by ground coffee — 35% of consumers drink roasted ground coffee every day — premium-priced single-cup coffee is gaining popularity and has led the growth in the coffee category between 2010 and 2012, according to Mintel.


The single-cup market ballooned from $103 million in 2007 to an estimated nearly $1.8 billion in 2012, and Mintel expects to see upside for the segment until 2017 due to new innovations and more 
private-label pods.

 

 

October 31, 2012

Energy-X, a division of Pacific Shore Holdings, has introduced The Juice — the first neutral-tasting energy supplement mixer that consumers can add to juice, sports drinks, water and more.

LOS ANGELES – Energy-X, a division of Pacific Shore Holdings, has introduced The Juice — the first neutral-tasting energy supplement mixer that consumers can add to juice, sports drinks, water and more.

October 3, 2012

Chattanooga Bakery's iconic MoonPie snack has partnered with White Coffee to offer a line of MoonPie-inspired flavored coffees.

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. — Chattanooga Bakery's iconic MoonPie snack has partnered with White Coffee to offer a line of MoonPie-inspired flavored coffees.

New MoonPie coffees are packaged in 10-oz. bags featuring the bright, "retro" half-moon logo and cherished cookie sandwich on the front. The four varieties — including chocolate, vanilla, banana and mint — are available nationwide in retail outlets at a suggested retail price of $5.99 to $6.99 per lb.

September 20, 2012

Folgers has unveiled new packaging for its Instant Coffee Crystals.

ORRVILLE, Ohio — Folgers has unveiled new packaging for its Instant Coffee Crystals.

The new consumer-friendly packaging redesign features an ergonomic shape along with a new 3-oz. size offering, which help make storage more convenient. The packaging also features an easy-open flip top lid that makes a fresh, quick cup of coffee even easier to enjoy.

July 13, 2012

Kahlua has unveiled an on-the-go beverage for coffee lovers.

NEW YORK — Kahlua has unveiled an on-the-go beverage for coffee lovers.

Kahlua Iced Coffee, which is 5% alcohol/volume per 200 ml can, delivers the artisanal taste of iced dark coffee using Kahlua's locally sourced, 100% Arabica coffee beans from Veracruz, Mexico, and offers a premium new way to experience the sophisticated coffee-forward flavor of Kahlua.

July 2, 2012

Increasing one's caffeinated coffee intake could lower one's risk of developing basal cell carcinoma — which is considered the most common form of skin cancer — according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

PHILADELPHIA — Increasing one's caffeinated coffee intake could lower one's risk of developing basal cell carcinoma — which is considered the most common form of skin cancer — according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

June 12, 2012

Safeway is gearing up to launch five filtered coffee pods that can be used in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' Keurig brewing system, according to published reports.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway is gearing up to launch five filtered coffee pods that can be used in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' Keurig brewing system, according to published reports.

Reuters said Tuesday that a Safeway spokesman confirmed that the new private-label cups will differ from the retailer's current offering, which were launched earlier this year.

June 6, 2012

Coinstar is bringing its coffee kiosk to various retail channels through an exclusive agreement with Starbucks-owned Seattle's Best Coffee.

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Coinstar is bringing its coffee kiosk to various retail channels through an exclusive agreement with Starbucks-owned Seattle's Best Coffee.

May 24, 2012

Peet's Coffee & Tea has launched a new iced coffee blend.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Peet's Coffee & Tea has launched a new iced coffee blend.

Baridi (meaning “cold” in Swahili) blends together Peet's selected premium East African coffees to provide coffee enthusiasts with a refreshing yet bold beverage.

Baridi iced coffee blend is available for a limited time in 12-oz. bags in grocery stores nationwide with a suggested retail price range from $9.99 to $11.99.

May 15, 2012

J. M. Smucker, has decreased the list price for many of its packaged coffee products due to sustained declines in green coffee costs.

ORRVILLE, Ohio — J. M. Smucker, has decreased the list price for many of its packaged coffee products due to sustained declines in green coffee costs.

Items sold under the Folgers, Dunkin' Donuts, Millstone and Cafe Bustelo brand names will see price decreased of an average 6%. The company noted that the Dunkin' Donuts brand is licensed to J. M. Smucker for packaged coffee products sold in such retail channels as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores and drug stores.

May 3, 2012

A leader in specialty coffee and single-serve brewing systems has partnered with a company known for its whole bean coffee brand in a new multiyear agreement.

WATERBURY, Vt., and MONTVALE, N.J. — A leader in specialty coffee and single-serve brewing systems has partnered with a company known for its whole bean coffee brand in a new multiyear agreement.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters said Eight O'Clock Coffee's namesake brand, as well as Tetley tea and Good Earth tea, will available in K-Cup and Vue packs for Keurig single-cup brewing systems.

April 26, 2012

A line of ready-to-drink functional coffee blends now has three new flavors.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A line of ready-to-drink functional coffee blends now has three new flavors.

Bean & Body Coffee, which is available in select regions throughout the United States, now features vegan, horchata and coconut flavors. Offered in an 8-oz. can, each flavor is 100 calories or less and are all-natural, gluten-free and Kosher certified.

The new Bean & Body Coffee flavors will hit markets in early May.

February 22, 2012

Marley Coffee has launched a social media campaign through which the brand will give away 25,000 free samples of Marley Coffee "One Love" organic ground coffee.

LOS ANGELES — Marley Coffee has launched a social media campaign through which the brand will give away 25,000 free samples of Marley Coffee "One Love" organic ground coffee.

February 21, 2012

Sen. Charles Schumer on Tuesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has agreed to conduct a full review of the safety and legality of the new caffeine inhaler AeroShot, distributed by Breathable Foods, which hit stores in New York and Boston this past month.

WASHINGTON — Sen. Charles Schumer on Tuesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has agreed to conduct a full review of the safety and legality of the new caffeine inhaler AeroShot, distributed by Breathable Foods, which hit stores in New York and Boston this past month.

February 16, 2012

Marley Coffee has inked a distribution agreement that will expands its line's availability on the East Coast, as well as in Hawaii.

LOS ANGELES — Marley Coffee has inked a distribution agreement that will expands its line's availability on the East Coast, as well as in Hawaii.

January 31, 2012

Seventeen percent of coffee drinkers enjoy consuming one "cup of joe" at a time, according to new Mintel research.

CHICAGO — Seventeen percent of coffee drinkers enjoy consuming one "cup of joe" at a time, according to new Mintel research.

January 10, 2012

A new lighter roast coffee from Starbucks has debuted at retail.

SEATTLE — A new lighter roast coffee from Starbucks has debuted at retail.

Starbucks said its new Starbucks Blonde Roast is designed to cater to coffee drinkers that prefer a lighter roast to the brewer's current portfolio of medium and dark roast coffees.

December 14, 2011

In its latest report on sales in the coffee and ready-to-drink coffee market, Packaged Facts found that the single-cup coffee format has captured more than 7% of retail coffee sales.

NEW YORK — In its latest report on sales in the coffee and ready-to-drink coffee market, Packaged Facts found that the single-cup coffee format has captured more than 7% of retail coffee sales.

November 15, 2011

Awakening Mineral Skin Care, whose products are sold at select Whole Foods Markets and specialty boutiques, has developed an espresso-based hand cream designed to suppress food odors while healing and hydrating skin.

CANYON, Calif. — Awakening Mineral Skin Care, whose products are sold at select Whole Foods Markets and specialty boutiques, has developed an espresso-based hand cream designed to suppress food odors while healing and hydrating skin.

November 7, 2011

Kraft reportedly is gearing up to roll out a caffeinated version of its liquid water enhancer brand MiO, according to published reports.

NORTHFIELD, Ill. — Kraft reportedly is gearing up to roll out a caffeinated version of its liquid water enhancer brand MiO, according to published reports.

The regular-sized bottle of caffeine-fueled MiO is expected to tout 18 servings. When a half-teaspoon of MiO Energy is mixed with 8 oz. of water, it creates a beverage that contains 60-mg of caffeine — about the same as one 6-oz. cup of coffee. The product will be marketed to those ages 18 years and older and is set to launch next month, according to the Financial Times.

November 4, 2011

Bubble Bobble
The 2-liter Bobble jug is designed to replace water filtration pitchers that requently take up way too much space in the refrigerator.
Price: $29.99
WaterBobble.com

 

November 2, 2011

Marley Coffee has launched 8-oz. bags of its gourmet ground coffee that will hit retail this season.

LOS ANGELES — Marley Coffee has launched 8-oz. bags of its gourmet ground coffee that will hit retail this season.

The lineup of Marley Coffee includes Mystic Morning, Lively Up espresso blend, One Love single origin Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Simmer Down (organic Swiss Water decaf), Buffalo Soldier and the Get Up Stand Up breakfast blend.

The Marley Coffee line will be certified organic and retail for $9.99 per 8-oz. bag.

September 8, 2011

Seeds of revolution
Manitoba Harvest has introduced Hemp Hearts — shelled hemp seeds that can be sprinkled on salads, cereal and yogurt that are packed with protein and omegas.
Price: $2.99 to $14.99
ManitobaHarvest.com