Report Examines U.S. Coffee And Tea Manufacturers

June 1, 2012
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Coffee & Tea Manufacturing."

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Coffee & Tea Manufacturing."

The U.S. coffee and tea manufacturing industry includes about 300 companies with combined annual revenue of about $9 billion. Major companies include Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Farmer Bros, as well as divisions of the J.M. Smucker Co. (Folgers), and Kraft Foods (Maxwell House). The industry is highly concentrated: the top 50 companies generate more than 90 percent of revenue.

Globally, coffee and tea manufacturers generate about $70 billion in annual sales. The top green coffee producing countries are Brazil, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Leading tea producing countries include China, Kenya, India, and Sri Lanka. Major companies based outside the U.S. include Nestle (Switzerland), Tata Global Beverages (India), and Unilever.

Consumer taste and population growth drive demand in the consumer sector, while economic growth of businesses, like restaurants and hotels, drives demand in the commercial sector. The profitability of individual companies depends on effectively managing raw ingredient costs, efficient operations, and effective marketing. Large companies have scale advantages in purchasing, distribution, manufacturing, and marketing. Small companies can compete effectively by offering specialized products or serving a local market. The industry is capital-intensive: average annual revenue per worker is about $600,000.

Imports of roasted coffee and tea are 20 percent of the U.S. market; exports are about 10 percent of U.S. production. Part of the international export market is instant coffee. The US is the world's largest importer of green coffee beans because, with the exception of Hawaii.

Key topics covered include: industry overview, quarterly industry update, business challenges, business trends, industry opportunities, call preparation questions, financial information, industry forecast, Web links and acronyms.

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