The specialty coffee industry had seen steady growth for years and the trend was expected to continue until at least 2015. Of the various segments within the specialty coffee industry, most of the growth was attributable to beverage retailers “Coffee and kiosks”. In 1979 there were approximately 250 specialty coffee retailers. The number quadrupled by 1989 to approx 1000 outlets, and it exploded to roughly 15000 by 2002. Nationally, specialty coffee sales totaled over $ 10 billion in 2005.
This marketing plan will show that the solution to Mr. Coffee’s problem is show that the features and technological improvements, specifically the Wi-Fi option, thermal carafe, and optimal brew temperature feature create a good value and great cup of coffee. The plan will rely heavily on channel and image differentiation. This device will be easier to get than pricey Italian entries and the Mr. Coffee brand will be shown to reestablish brand affinity by keying into pop culture references.
The growing chained coffee shops culture in the on-trade has inspired manufacturers to launch specialty coffees in the off-trade. This has led to an increase in both volume and value sales of coffee in the Netherlands. Dutch consumers are becoming more adventurous when it comes to coffee, as is illustrated by the growing popularity of espresso, cappuccino, single origin coffee and flavored coffee.
Expanding a product line into another country can be a very difficult decision. This decision is made harder by the establishment of competitors already in the market place and without proper market testing being done. Ultimately a decision must be made whether to pursue an unfamiliar and competitive market with great force and speed or to step back and wait. Kraft Foods beverage sector already has a strong hand in the Canadian market, with its coffee line of Maxwell and Nabob being number one and number two coffee brands in Canada. With the increasingly popularity of the Single Serve Coffee Pods (SSP) in Europe and the initial introduction planned in the United States very shortly, a move into the Canadian market can be a
Although single-serve coffee pod (SSP) was a concept to Canadians, it still had high growth potential in Canada. According to its features, SSP would become an important part in daily-life coffee consumption. Many competitors realized that the potential development of SSP, and began to set strategies for this segment.
A prominent part of the morning ritual for many people is a big of cup of coffee. In this day and age there seems to be a Starbucks or coffee shop on every street corner. But it is expensive going out and buying $4 coffee and lattes every morning. In comes the Keurig, a machine that is designed to be put in a kitchen but instead of roasting big pots of coffee it steeps single serving K-cups to make a personal coffee for its consumer. Over the past couple years the industry has exploded having more and more different roasts and flavors. The K-cups are dominating the homemade coffee market because of how simple they are to use. There has been a growing concern with consumers about the K-cups and the machine
The system allows consumers to buy a variety of coffee and make a cup of coffee that has the quality like the one you would buy in a gourmet coffee house for upwards of $3 to $5. Based on the surveys and focus groups that had been conducted people were looking for convenience, minimal clean-up, and great taste. Keurig made its decision to promote the system based on those factors and with units succeeding in local businesses now was the time to strike, while the “iron is hot”, a large percentage of survey takers said they would gladly buy the units that were proposed based on the information they were given.
Keurig Inc has been founded on an amazing idea that coffee making systems that uses individual portion packs of freshly roasted and ground coffee with unique coffee maker designed to brew perfect cup of coffee at a time. At that time there are already established gourmet coffee houses like Starbucks, which is making coffee consumers to spend more money with an average of $ 1.50 or more for a cup of gourmet coffee. This change is consumer behavior created opportunity to Keurig to offer gourmet coffees by a single-cup in offices in 1998. Within a span of four years (1996-2000), Keurig have noticed sales increased by 40% in US at home coffee market. With these facts Keurig´s management got convinced, to develop an at home one-cup coffee brewer especially for gourmet coffee lovers.
As for other coffee consumption facts, brewing coffee at home declined from 2006-2011 with 75% of total coffee sales made “away from home” (High Beam Business, 2012). Furthermore, an interesting study revealed the growth in this target market: “another new and large growing target market within the coffee industry is college-age students and post graduate individuals residing in urban areas. These two segments account for the largest portion of coffee drinkers” (Scribd, 2012, Marketing
Statistics show that over half of the American population consumes coffee on a daily basis. You may drink coffee hot, cold, mixed, or even in a frappuccino. Individuals are able to make coffee at home, or buy it on the go. Coffee provides people with caffeine, which ultimately gives energy for hardworking people all around the world. The main focus for this paper will cover the following topics, with coffee as the basis: causes for shifts in supply and demand, how coffee supply and demand influence price, quantity,
Cameron’s Coffee was founded in 1978 by Jim Cameron and was later on purchased by Jim Kirkpatrick in 1999. The company specializes in ‘…premium flavored coffees, teas and powdered cocoa and cappuccino mixes (Petersen).’ Even though the coffee market is almost saturated, Cameron is looking to expand its operations not only in the United States, but in Europe and other continents. The company currently has a great advantage in this tight market, due to its dedication to quality. But in order to increase the probability for success, Cameron’s Coffee will need to expand its knowledge and involvement in technology and communication.
In general the coffeehouse industry in the United States was experiencing an increase in coffee consumption per capita due to the “Starbucks effect”. At this time Starbucks was operating approximately 20,000 stores in the United States and was living a fast expansion strategy worldwide.
The demand for coffee shops is born from the increased number of individuals seeking coffee brewed outside of the home. This creates a larger market for coffee shops. An increased amount of people are starting their mornings off by purchasing breakfast and a cup of coffee away from home (Tuttle 2014), more people are enjoying gourmet coffee (NCA National Coffee Drinking Trends 2015 Infographic), and younger generations are demanding more coffee and coffee drinks from coffee shops (Tuttle 2014, S&D Coffee and Tea inc. 2014, Statista 2015). Coffee shops must compete with at home coffee, work place coffee, and teas for the caffeinated beverage markets (LN 2015). Demand for coffee within different markets varies, and provides competition for coffee shops. Single cup coffee makers, increasingly qualitative instant coffees, and gourmet beans are all sources of competition that could satisfy the demand for coffee. However, coffee shops are becoming more ingrained in social
Nothing like the fresh scent of brewed coffee in the morning – “Starbucks” a well-known coffee house that is still growing and expanding their operations today is considered the number one specialty coffee retailer around the world and abroad. Therefore, the supply and demand for coffee is on the incline and is regarded as one of the most rapid growing organizations in the world. According to the National Coffee Association, adults between the ages of 18 and 39 are more likely to purchase coffee out-of-home, then older consumers (2016). Even coffee statistics conducted in 2016 indicates “50% of the population, equivalent to 150 million Americans, drink espresso, cappuccino, latte, iced/cold coffee” (E-Imports, 2016). Other statistics numbers show that an estimated of total Americans consuming coffee would be up by 1.5% and specialty coffee up from 20% in this year alone. Even the global consumption will increase by 12% over the next years. Therefore, a key question is how will the “law of demand” predict how the consumers will behave (Lorenzetti, 2016)? Namely, will the higher demand for coffee beans impact what the consumer at Starbucks will pay for a cup of coffee? Therefore, companies such as Starbucks should analyze and understand the microeconomic model to get a clear picture of the price elasticity, cost to produce, and the overall market to make the most effective business decisions and recommendations that will have an
The consumer market is segmented according to age as well as preferences. People working in offices located close to the coffee bar and on sophisticated teenagers. Younger consumers are often willing to spend more on fancy coffee blends and signature drinks; the health-conscious would be willing to pay extra for “healthier” substitutes such as organic products; My market research shows that these are the customer groups that are most likely to buy coffee products. Since coffee consumption is universal across different income categories and mostly depends on the level of higher education.