Citing lack of "sustainable demand," J. M. Smucker Co. recently discontinued its Millstone Coffee brand...
The family of Bob Marley wants to sever ties with Marley Coffee, threatening the end for the coffee company and its struggling parent, Jammin Java Corp....
The requirements that commercial coffee brewers in offices, cafeterias, hotels and similar establishments will have to meet to earn the Energy Star standard will provide "significant energy savings to users and reduce greenhouse gas emissions," the EPA reports...
"People want to know their opinions matter," said Dr. Tracy Brower, Mars Drinks global vice-president of Workplace Vitality. "The most important factor in fostering a sense of wellbeing is offering employees the opportunity to make meaningful choices." [press release]
The British have an expression, "state of play," which is genius on a number of different levels. Loosely translated, it means "current situation." But in the subtext conveys a suggestion of action that the current situation is naturally in a state of flux -- like a soccer game... by Hank Schlesinger
Agitation for a higher minimum wage, and new Labor Department rules for "hourly" workers, will have consequences for employers. The outcome is likely to be greater interest in productivity improvement and automation, which may erode employment... by Alicia Lavay
The National Automatic Merchandising Association's annual Fly-In outreach and advocacy program brings together people with an upbeat industry success story to tell and the lawmakers who need to hear and understand it... by Tim Sanford
In the mid-1960s, the office coffee service industry provided only a dozen or fewer products. Fifty years later, today's OCS businesses might provide more than 1,000 SKUs. As an operator, you have to become a marketer to sell all these products and get your inventory to turn over... by Len Rashkin
I wrote about the green coffee market as recently as this March, but I think it is worth another look, in the light of recent developments, especially its sizeable upward push... by Kevin Daw
In my last article, I discussed reasons for you to have an office refreshments brochure or menu, and the overall process of planning and creating one. In this month's article, I will suggest an actual layout to use that will help increase allied product ordering... by Len Rashkin