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Kraft boosts Maxwell House prices 22%

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Kraft Foods Inc. said Thursday that it raised its U.S. list prices for Maxwell House and Yuban ground coffees by 22 percent and its instant coffee by around 10 percent.

The price hikes, which were effective on Wednesday, marked the company’s fourth coffee price hike in a year and came after arabica coffee futures soared to a 34-year high this month. Get the full story »

Smucker’s hikes Folgers, other coffee prices 10%

J.M. Smucker Co., the top U.S. packaged coffeemaker, raised prices for most of its coffee products, including Folgers, in a widely expected move as the cost of beans has soared 85 percent in eight months.

Though this was the third price increase in less than a year by theĀ  company known as the trendsetter, many in the industry have wondered how the company managed to wait so long as tight supplies of washed arabica coffee beans have continued to fuel the price rally. Get the full story »

Higher coffee prices ahead, futures up 44%

A trifecta of bad news has sent coffee futures soaring 44 percent since June, and companies like Dunkin’ Donuts, Green Mountain and Maxwell House are passing on those costs. Bad weather in South America is threatening crops. Brazil and top exporter Vietnam are talking about hoarding their stocks. And U.S. stockpiles are reportedly at 10-year lows. Get the full story »

Starbucks has no plans to hike coffee prices

Starbucks Corp. has no plans to hike prices, though higher coffee costs are expected to weaken profit in the upcoming fiscal year, the company said Tuesday.

The world’s biggest cafe chain repeated its fiscal 2011 profit target of $1.36 to $1.41 a share, which includes an expected hit of 4 cents primarily from higher coffee prices. Starbucks’ 2011 fiscal year begins Oct. 5. Get the full story »

Kraft raises price on Maxwell House, other coffees

Kraft Foods raised the list price on select Maxwell House and Yuban ground and instant coffees in the United States, a spokeswoman said on Friday. The increases are 30 cents per lb equivalent on ground coffees and 2-1/2 cents per ounce on instant, said Bridget MacConnell, Kraft spokeswoman. Get the full story »