The J. M. Smucker Company Announces Coffee Price Increases

The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM) announced today that it increased the list price for the majority of its coffee products sold in the United States, primarily consisting of items sold under the Folgers® and Dunkin’ Donuts® brand names. Prices will increase an average of 10 percent on impacted items.

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Folgers Supermarket Sales Tops all Others

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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JM Smucker Q3 beats Street, signs Green Mountain deal

Rueters reports that J.M. Smucker Co (SJM.N) posted higher-than-expected quarterly earnings as its Folgers coffee business continued to drive improved results, and the company signed a deal to sell coffee packs for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc’s (GMCR.O) brewers.

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