Technomic sheds light on why coffee's future is bright

Technomic's Volumix Coffee Report helps key stakeholders stay informed of macro-level changes within the distribution space

CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2016—Coffee has recently seen a renaissance, both through its renewed popularity among younger consumers, as well as through exciting innovations within the coffee space – such as cold-brewed and pour-over coffee. According to data from Technomic’s Volumix Coffee Report, sales for single-cup coffee SKUs increased 62% in 2015. In a related turn, the average per-pound price for single-cup coffee SKUs rose 6% between 2014 and 2015. Further, the overall SKU share for single-cup coffee rose from 3% in 2014 to 4% in 2015.

This information, as well as the wealth of other valuable data points featured in the Volumix Coffee Report, can keep suppliers ahead of the curve by providing a 360 degree view of what operators are purchasing, what the operator space is demanding, and other relevant happenings within the trend-setting independent sector.

Other takeaways from the Volumix Coffee Report include:

  • In 2015, S&D Coffee and Douwe Egberts led all brands in total volume and sales among distributed brands.
  • Vanilla, followed by mocha and chocolate, were the top flavor callouts mentioned among distributed SKUs in 2015.
  • Colombian and Arabica were the top origin callouts mentioned among distributed SKUs in 2015.
  • The Top 10 coffee SKUs make up 29% of all SKUs distributed in 2015.

Volumix generates SKU-level data from over 28,000 independents and small chains, independent operators, serving as an effective tool for suppliers to better understand the competitive environment. To view sample data, or to learn more about this resource, please visit Technomic.com or contact the individuals listed below. For Technomic updates, please follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Press Inquiries and Program Details: Bernadette Noone, (312) 506-3830, or bnoone@technomic.com
Purchasing Details: Patrick Noone, (312) 506-3852, or pnoone@technomic.com

About Technomic
Technomic Inc., a Winsight company, delivers a 360-degree view of the food industry. It impacts growth and profitability for clients by providing consumer-grounded vision and channel-relevant strategic insights. Its services range from major research studies and management consulting solutions to online databases and simple fact-finding assignments. Its clients include food manufacturers and distributors, restaurants and retailers, other foodservice organizations, and various institutions aligned with the food industry. Visit Technomic at technomic.com.

About Winsight, LLC
Winsight LLC is a recognized leader in business-to-business media and information services for the convenience-retailing, foodservice and grocery industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio, including five publications: CSP, Restaurant BusinessFoodService DirectorConvenience Store Products, and Winsight Grocery Business. Winsight also offers a suite of digital products, including websites, e-newsletters, webinars, video products, mobile and tablet apps, and custom marketing solutions. In addition to more than 12 major EduNetworking conferences and advisory meetings, Winsight also produces seven exclusive, large-scale executive-level conferences: Restaurant Leadership Conference, Global Restaurant Leadership ConferenceOutlook Leadership Conference, Convenience Retailing University, FSTECMenuDirections and Restaurant Directions. In 2015, Winsight acquired Technomic Inc., a provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services for the food industry. For more information on Winsight and its brands, go to www.winsightmedia.com.

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