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Folgers Launches Gourmet Blends

Posted by Solitary Dancer on August 28, 2006

Here’s a post copied from SlashFood I thought you would like

Folgers Launches Gourmet Blends

Folgers, the coffee formerly known as the best part of waking up, is aiming further change its image by branching out into gourmet coffees. With new and improved packaging, new and improved flavors and a $20 million dollar advertising campaign, the company is hoping to prevent to loss of customers as these days “a gourmet version of coffee is the new standard.”

But since the name of Folgers is associated with being an “everyday” coffee, not a premium coffee, they had to create a new category of coffee that wouldn’t alienate their no-frills customer base. Market research told the Folgers executives that people who drink their coffee will “save” premium coffees for special occasions. So, to appeal to existing customers while potentially attracting new customers, the new Folgers Gourmet Selections are “gourmet-inspired coffee [and can] be consumed on an everyday basis.”

Folgers has had mixed success with its recent product trials, so it’s too early to say for certain whether they will be a success. You can get a free sample here if you want to try it before it hits shelves in September.

Tags: folgers, coffee, slashfood, folgers+gourmet


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