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As I said earlier, this is a tough question and hard numbers and
detailed statistics are hard to find because they?re closely held in
expensive market research reports. This industry is very competitive
and the landscape is changing so information is only available at a
2004 Coffee in the U.S. (December 2004)
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War Brewing Between Ready-to-Drink, Packaged Coffee Makers
NEW YORK (May 4, 2006) -- Coffee consumed away from home is capturing
the lion's share of total coffee spending, according to a new report
from Datamonitor. Last year, ready-to-drink coffee enjoyed outside of
the home accounted for nearly 68% of sales, up from 58% in 2000,
whereas the at-home packaged coffee category declined from 42% of the
total market in 2000 to 32% in 2005. The trend is expected to
continue. In addition to the big prepared coffee vendors, Starbucks
and Dunkin' Donuts, many quick-service restaurants are targeting the
market with new premium coffee products. At the same time,
single-serve coffee makers for use in the home have not performed as
well in the United States, the report found. Total coffee product
sales reached $26.2 billion last year, and is projected to grow over
30% to $34.4 billion in 2010, according to Datamonitor's "U.S. Coffee
Industry Review 2006."
Finding information about Wal-Mart?s share of the coffee market has
been difficult and finding specific information about who are
Wal-Mart?s suppliers is even tougher. The selection of articles I?ve
provided will give you a brief overview of the Wal-Mart?s approach to
coffee marketing and their coffee suppliers.
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Wal-Mart's Hispanic Outreach
Wal-Mart's vaunted inventory-tracking system and data-mining
capabilities allow it to quickly monitor changes in customer-buying
patterns on a store-by-store basis. In several of its South Florida
stores, where the population is heavily Cuban, for instance, Cafe
Bustelo and Pilon coffee brands outsell Procter & Gamble Co.'s
Folgers, Wal-Mart's best-selling coffee overall.
GXS Links Coffee Firm To Customers
When Eight O'Clock Coffee spun out from The Great Atlantic & Pacific
Tea Company Inc. it found itself with pressing e-commerce demands and
limited resources to meet them.
The company completed its split with the grocer - better known as A&P
- in late 2003. Last year, another challenge surfaced: the need to
meet Wal-Mart's requirement for business-to-business communication
using the AS2 data transport specification.
Wal-Mart?s German Endeavour
Out of the two large umbrella brands, Smart Price and Great Value,
Smart Price is clearly the more visible. ... For example, in hot
drinks all ground coffee was offered under Smart Price, replicating
the price spectrum that was common during the time of storechecks with
almost all private label ranges. Thus Schonkaffee and decaffeinated
coffee were ?3.29, Milde Bohne ?2.99 and Extra ?2.79. The Smart Price
also included coffee pods, the most modern format of coffee, which one
could have expected within Great Value rather than Smart Price.
Meanwhile, standard instant coffee was sold under Great Value, but
flavoured instant coffee under Smart Price. Varieties included
Chocolate, Vanilla, Original and Unsweetened, all ?1.59 for 200g. Tea
was available both in Smart Price and Great Value. Smart Price
varieties (?0.45 for 25 bags) included rosehip, fruit, camomile and
peppermint, while Great Value varieties were significantly more
expensive (?1.44 for 20 bags) with varieties including fennel and
green tea. Smart Price teas were positioned as a block, while Great
Value teas were positioned among next to branded products according to
Coffee Advertising: Home Coffees Show Strong Gains
Ground brands up
The ground coffee segment, accounting for three-quarters of the $2.45
billion market for ground, decaf ground and whole bean, grew 15.6% in
dollars in food, drug and mass outlets excluding Wal-Mart for the 52
weeks ended April 16, according to Information Resources, Inc.
Wal-Mart's Attempt to Sell the 'Cheapest Fair Trade Coffee in America'
Change brewing at Wal-Mart?
Giant retailer turns to fair-trade coffee
Washington Post, June 18, 2006
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