Giant Leap Forward for Starbucks Recyclable Cups

QSR Magazine reports that Starbucks’ ambitious goal to have 100 percent of its cups be reusable or recyclable by 2015 may have just gotten much easier. The company announced a successful test with paper cup manufacturer International Paper and pulp mill Mississippi River Pulp that used recycled cups from stores to create new cups.

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Starbucks’ Cup Recycling Plans Move Ahead

The Memphis Business Journal reports that a six-week pilot program completed by Starbucks Coffee Co., International Paper Co. and other partners shows that it is possible to recycle Starbucks’ coffee cups into new paper cups.

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USO Throws Thanksgiving Feast

WAVY-TV in Norfolk, VA reports that it isn’t Thanksgiving just yet, but hundreds of local soldiers, wounded warriors, and their families gobbled up their Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday thanks to the USO. Dunkin’ Donuts contributed coffee to the cause.

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McCafe Named One of America’s Hottest Brands by Advertising Age

Maureen Morrison writes at AdAge.com that McDonald’s has had coffee on its menu since the early ’80s, with as many as 60 different coffee blends being used in the restaurants. But then McDonald’s starting developing a long-term strategy to integrate coffee and related beverages into its core menu.

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Starbucks ends distribution terms with Kraft Foods on not such a ‘good note’

Images Food reports that Starbucks criticised Kraft Foods recently for disclosing the terms of a distribution agreement for packaged Starbucks coffee. Kraft Foods has been distributing Starbucks’ packaged coffee to retail outlets since 1998, but according to Starbucks, it informed Kraft in October that it intends to end the distribution agreement

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Sara Lee Sells Bakery Business

USA Today reports that Sara Lee Corp. (SLE) is selling its North American Fresh bakery unit to baking company Grupo Bimbo for $959 million as it looks to concentrate more on its coffee and meat businesses. The maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Sara Lee breads said Tuesday that the sale will allow it to…

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Dunkin’ Donuts Testing Single-cup Coffee

QSR Web reports that Dunkin’ Donuts has long been a morning staple for its coffee as much as for its famous Munchkins. Consumers may soon be able to enjoy that distinguished java at home. A handful of markets are currently testing “Dunkin’ One Cup” single-cup packaged coffee that can be brewed with most equipment.

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