Signs of single-serve brewing system saturation


Single-serve brewing system sales rose 8% last year to $930M, although some key markets showed signs of saturation.

Retail sales of single-serve brewing systems were flat in New York City, while they actually fell off in Washington, DC (-2%) and Boston (-3%).

19% of pod-based machine sales were online during the period.

Related stocks: GMCR, SBUX

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  • poipu1946
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    Is this why GMCR stock price has been declining recently? Anyone know?
    28 Apr 2014, 04:08 PM Reply Like
  • 395308
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    the machine makes lousy coffee... people will realize this over time. i saw one that looked new in a thrift store for $5 .... no takers.
    28 Apr 2014, 04:16 PM Reply Like
  • elkarlo
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    Indeed, for not being that much more convenient, it costs more as well as being an inferior product to drip.
    29 Apr 2014, 05:15 AM Reply Like
  • Bbloomlu
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    People want more than one cup at a time. Novelty is wearing thin like weak coffee
    28 Apr 2014, 07:56 PM Reply Like
  • shackles69
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    People are looking for more than single cup serve, GMCR needs to invest to make new product, and different from the others.
    29 Apr 2014, 03:24 AM Reply Like
  • poipu1946
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    Is that it or is there more too it. I think perhaps Coke's decision to take such a large position in GMCR was 'hastily' made. Is this stock still going lower or are we finding a floor at $93?
    29 Apr 2014, 01:38 PM Reply Like
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