Starbuck Mobile Coffee Trucks, Kraft Foods Group-Keurig Green Mountain Agreement

Aside from the Burger King buys Tim Horton’s news, we took note of a couple of other relevant stories this week . . . Starbucks announced that they will begin testing mobile coffee trucks this fall on three targeted college campuses.  Arizona State University, James Madison University in Virginia and South Carolina’s Coastal Carolina University…

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Competitor News: Taco Bell is in the Breakfast Business and More

We haven’t reported too much of late on our competitors, but there is much to report, so we’ll try to catch you up in this issue . . . Taco Bell has joined the breakfast competition, announcing a few weeks ago that beginning March 27, they will offer a rather extensive breakfast menu from 7AM…

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Dunkin’ Scores High in Harris Poll

Our analyst John Gordon reports that Dunkin’ Donuts scored strongly in Harris Poll ‘Equi Trend‘ report, composed via their research in the coffeehouse sector.  Dunkin’ was number one, followed by Einstein and Starbucks in that order.  In terms of bulk coffee sales scores, Folgers was 1st, followed by Green Mountain, Seattle’s Best, and Dunkin’ Donuts blend in…

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Starbucks steps up K-Cup competition with Dunkin’

Starbucks Corp. .. (Nasdaq: SBUX) said Tuesday that it will be selling single-serving K-Cups for the Keurig coffee machine in grocery stores in November, signaling a challenge to Dunkin’ Brands Inc. .. (Nasdaq: DNKN), which this month began selling K-Cups in Dunkin’ Donuts franchises only.

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Green Mountain Shares Surge on Cups of Keurig

The Boston Business Journal reports that shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (Nasdaq: GMCR) surged 15 percent Thursday morning after the company said sales at its Reading-based Keurig single-cup brewing business surged 89 percent in the fiscal first quarter.

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