Tag Archive 'product_development'

P&G sees big market for stomach-friendly coffee

Posted by TheShot on 12 May 2006 | Filed under: Coffee Health, Consumer Trends

Earlier today, Proctor & Gamble Co. (manufacturer of Folgers and one of the Big Four) announced the launch of a new coffee concoction formulated to reduce stomach irritation: P&G sees big market for stomach-friendly coffee – Reuters Business Channel | Reuters.com. (This story was also picked up by the Cincinnati Business Courier: Procter debuts coffee […]

Wrigley thinks coffee gum might be hot

Posted by TheShot on 06 May 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends

Yesterday’s Chicago Sun-Times published an article on the latest industry looking to cash in on consumers’ growing interest in coffee: Wrigley thinks coffee gum might be hot. Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. is testing a new coffee-flavored gum, Doublemint Kona Creme, in 7-Eleven stores nationwide. Oh, thank heaven. Meanwhile, Starbucks Coffee officials were not available to […]

Howard Schultz: The Star Of Starbucks

Posted by TheShot on 23 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Starbucks

Today CBS News published a 60 Minutes interview with Starbucks Coffee CEO, Howard Schultz: Howard Schultz: The Star Of Starbucks – CBS News. It’s the prototypical 60 Minutes interview: balanced, a modest attempt at controversy, and ten years too late to spot a trend. You get the feeling that the 60 Minutes writers just discovered […]

Listen, barista, I’ll take my joe talk straight

Posted by TheShot on 16 Apr 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Starbucks

Meghan E. Irons of The Boston Globe takes issue with the absurd new language required of customers ordering coffee these days: Listen, barista, I’ll take my joe talk straight – The Boston Globe. It’s what I’ve ridiculed here previously as the double-tall, four-pump vanilla caramel macchiato. A Northeastern University linguist quoted in the article suggests […]

Meet Coke Blak: Soda with a coffee kick

Posted by TheShot on 19 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends

From the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Coca-Cola has revealed a little more of their latest beverage play in the hopes of cashing in on consumer interest in specialty coffee. Coke Blāk (no, I am not making this up) is scheduled to hit U.S. store shelves April 3: Meet Coke Blak: Soda with a coffee kick. According […]

When cola and coffee collide

Posted by TheShot on 19 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends

PepsiCo continues to build on the huge success of Pepsi A.M. with recently announced plans to introduce a “more youthful” beverage in India: a cola-coffee hybrid under the name Pepsi Café Chino: When cola and coffee collide. Will today’s Indian youth take to coffee cola like flies to a bug lamp? If Pepsi Blue, Crystal […]

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