Coast to Coast Retail Chain Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) has opened over 60 Espresso coffee bars and Merged into the new daily gourmet Espresso drinkers market, a 32 Billion PA sector. The National Coffee association of America cite the coffee industry is worth over 150 billion sector PA to the USA economy, the second largest traded commodity in the world behind Gas. Disappointing earnings call from Starbucks reaffirms the coffee sector has experienced a major shift away from traditional Dunkin Donuts, and Starbucks coffee, into gourmet cups and specialty coffee. In early 2017 Starbucks disappointed investors retracting prior earning forecasts and projections announcing a reduction in the companies earnings forecasts by almost 50%. Two months later in yesterdays 2017 earnings call for Starbucks, despite the reductions in forecasts they still missed their target not making the earnings.
Clue's of why this is happening is readily available in market data and population survey, done anualy state to state by the industry authority The National Coffee Association of America (NCA). The NCA has now released its 2017 drinking trends report, it shows the largest one-year increase in past-day espresso beverage consumption in the history of the report. According to this report released by the NCA, millennial's have created the change in daily coffee drinking trends. With the annual revenue generated by the US Daily coffee drinkers sector now over $32 Billion per year, it represents a lucrative target for Sprouts Farmers Market. SFM anticipated the shift and made the decision to set up an innovative value's driven gourmet coffee bar. According to the drinking trends report, the trends of coffee consumption are shifting to Espresso based and new-age coffee beverages such as cold brew. The NCA drinking trends report for 2017 cite the largest pass day Espresso based consumption rise in the history of the report, from 18 to 24 percent. The drinking trends report has been going since 1951, and is considered an industry barometer. The 2017 report signals the millennial’s are in control of coffee and retail spending dollars, and the news of the day is the no longer favor traditional brewed coffee.
The Big Box Grocery Chain SFM Invested millions of its capital into establishing their in store Coffee and Juice Bar initiative in 2016, with a prediction of the new demand. Sprouts Market Corner Coffee Bars are now right at the core of the new merging trend in coffee and embrace the Millennial values. SFM has the first Large scale Air-Roasted Certified Carbon Free Coffee in USA, reduces burning of atmosphere and gas omissions by 70% for a greener planet. The Sprouts coffee Bars feature USDA Organic Coffee, shade grown Eco friendly, Fair For Life Trade supporting schools and education. The SFM coffee program embraces equal opportunity purchasing green coffee from farms owned and managed by Women. Millennial's are conceptual thinkers too, and SFM uses and sells the world First Quantum Water - Magnetized Earth Water, the Sprouts Coffee Program has innovations of Collagen Coffee is innovative with magnetized water, and now new Tea Innovations coming on line in 2017.
Two inovative entrepreneurs that prove thinking differently creates success. Sir Richard Branson, and Best Roast Coffee Founder, Jason Roe walk through airport together discussing fun ideas.
Coffee Experts behind the Sprout's Market Corner Coffee Brand, Best Roast Coffee, have developed a 7 feet scale-able model that can go into any existing big box grocery chain or Hotel. BRC is an innovation based company. CEO of Best Roast Coffee Jason Roe says - Best Roast Coffee strategy is to partner with companies that share our values of global awareness and product integrity. Sprouts Farmers market "Healthy Living For Less", is a perfect fit. SFM seek to support values, the Earth, a green America and a Healthy Human being. Mr. Roe says. "The Sprouts coffee program was put together as part of a real life project and collaboration between top 5 university of the World UCL London and Best Roast Coffee. UCL post business graduates were required to work in a real life project with a real life company and CEO. Each student had his or her own major and they where required to use their major and work together in team enviroment for a project. Using the NCA drinking trends report which at the time showed specialty had gained a 51% market share, the UCL put together a 32 page report for Sprouts Coffee Program. Based on quantitative and qualitative research they did Best roast coffee presented the recommendations to Sprouts, and I am pleased to say the progressive company SFM embraced the recommendations."
We asked Mr. Roe to comment on the Starbucks situation. Mr Roe Says, "I believe the reason Starbucks was set to experience it's weakening demand is because the market has shifted and as a brand Starbucks, particularly in USA, is far to iconic and synonyms with a grab and go traditional coffee to change brand reputation. Starbucks saw the shift coming too, and the company established a great gourmet roasting plant retail concept in Seattle. The gourmet retail concept in Seattle is a very skill based model, and they have not been able to scale it up and roll it out. Mr. Roe says, "The BRC model is gourmet, produces a smooth coffee, environmentally friendly, and is a non skilled labor based model making BRC an attractive proposition for hotel chains and grocery chains alike who want to offer gourmet organic coffee as a product."
Mr. Roe says, "Sprouts followed the right data, and as a company was open to new innovation. The result of that leadership means today SFM is now positioned perfectly in the 32 billion sector. SFM will continue to grow their coffee program too. I have met the CEO of Sprouts on multiple occasions, and he and I are both born same year, we are both Millennial's. The values of Millennial are in us, thus the same values are in the companies we lead. A company CEO that puts values ahead of profit may have been laughed at a years ago, however in 2017 the company that does this will invariably be more profitable, because millennial control the spending and they all vote with their dollar.”