A chart broken out by The NPD Group shows the stark difference in growth rates for the...

|By:, SA News Editor

A chart broken out by The NPD Group shows the stark difference in growth rates for the traditional coffee sector versus specialty coffee in the U.K. While traditional coffee has lost close to half of its market share of total foodservice purchases over the last four years, specialty sales have shot the other way to account for close to 12% of the group's total. It's a trend that suggests Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR -0.7%) may hold up just fine against single-serve competitors such as Kraft Foods and J.M. Smucker.