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In fierce competition for picky customers, coffee companies in need of premium beans are...

In fierce competition for picky customers, coffee companies in need of premium beans are increasingly lending support to Asian and African farmers. "There is a struggle for resources," says Oxfam's Frank Mechielsen. "Companies are afraid they won't have enough supply in the future." Magnifying shortages is the rush of companies jumping into the high-end single-serve market, expected to grow more than 50% to $12.6B by 2015. Among the companies attempting to secure first-rate beans: Nestle (NSRGY.PK), Mondelez (MDLZ), and D.E. Master Blenders (DEMBF.PK).
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  • Sittingcrow
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    Mrs. Rosenberg needs to secure a first -rate price appreciation and first-rate dividend. She needs to guide MDLZ to higher earnings and *stop* missing her numbers.

     

    Please, Mrs. Rosenberg , how hard can it be to get the entire third world addicted to sugar, fat, salt, and caffeine?
    15 Jul 2013, 03:02 PM Reply Like
  • 13761362
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    most people probably yawn at these articles but when i read them i think "big deal." this is a sign of booming economy and it will spread. i'm still out of equities for the time being...and have been crushed for it i might add but not bad (no i'm not long gold)...i had choice at the beginning of the year and i chose wrong (was thinking going in small caps but didn't.) still we have multiple revolutions going on simultaneously in the private capital space right now and i have never advocated shorting of ANYTHING oh these many years...and that has been the one and only true loser actually. all i can say is "don't just start buying blindly" but this is the greatest equity market recovery from a collapse in US history. "usually there is a correction" and i would maintain a strong cash position (i'd say 30 percent) if you're a stock trader. not a great time to be an opportunist...we simply haven't had any corrections market wise going on 4 years now. silver maybe...
    15 Jul 2013, 03:07 PM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    I know of a plantation owner that just sold his "premium" coffee beans...green mind you for $70 a pound.....way high....we are stupid to pay that much...
    15 Jul 2013, 04:08 PM Reply Like
  • pearls before swine
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    If there's so much support, why are arabica coffee futures at a three year low? I dabble in commodities only infrequently, but am thinking of buying JO.

     

    I'm at a loss to understand what is useful for investment in this article, though.
    15 Jul 2013, 06:17 PM Reply Like
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