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Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 4, April 2011, Posted On: 3/23/2011

Kraft And Starbucks Raise Coffee Prices

Emily Jed
coffee prices, coffee price hike, office coffee service, OCS, coffee vending, Kraft, Maxwell House, Yuban, Starbucks, vending business, vending industry

GLENVIEW, IL -- Kraft Foods upped the U.S. list prices for most of its Maxwell House and Yuban coffees by 22% last week, marking the biggest of four hikes in the past year to absorb skyrocketing green coffee costs.

The increase follows a 10% increase in February by rival J.M. Smucker Co. on its Folgers and Dunkin' Donuts coffees.

Starbucks also raised its price for grocery-packaged coffee by 12% last week for Starbucks and Seattle's Best Coffee brands, the first increase on its retail coffee since March 2008.

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