ORRVILLE, Ohio, Oct 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The board of directors of The J. M. Smucker Company /quotes/comstock/13*!sjm/quotes/nls/sjm (SJM 63.50, +0.94, +1.50%) declared a $0.40 per share dividend on the common shares of the Company to be paid on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on…
Lisa van der Pool reports in the Boston Business Journal that he price of coffee is continuing to rise. Wholesale coffee prices are the highest they’ve been in 13 years. The J.M. Smucker Co., which licenses Dunkin’ Donuts coffee for sale in retail stores, has already announced it will raise prices by four percent.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that according to Bloomberg Business that’s how much of a lead Folgers still has on Starbucks when it comes to sales in supermarkets and other mass retailers. While coffeehouses and flavored lattes have fueled the gourmet trend, stalwarts including Folgers and Maxwell House still dominate in the kitchen, according to research firm SymphonyIRI Group. The bad news? As the world emerges from recession, the number of people making coffee at home is likely to fall, analysts say.
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The Miami Herald reports that J.M. Smucker Co (SJM.N), best known for its peanut butter and jelly, posted higher-than-expected quarterly results, driven by strong margins at its Folgers coffee business, and raised its full-year profit view, sending its shares to a new 52-week high. Overall gross margin rise to 33.8 percent from 28.9 percent in the year-ago period. About 90 percent of the rise in gross profit was because of Folgers, the company said.