Key ground coffee brands in the U.S. 2019, based on sales

Folgers was the leading brand of regular ground coffee in the United States in 2019 by a wide margin. The brand produced sales in excess of 1 billion U.S. dollars, double that of its next closest rival, Maxwell House. The brand seems to America’s overall favorite, as it also leads the decaffeinated ground coffee category with 81 million dollars in sales.

Brand history

Folgers originally began as J.A. Folger & Co, a company founded in 1872 when James Folger bought out his partner in the Pioneer Steam Coffee and Spice Mills. After decades of successful family ownership, the company was acquired by Procter & Gamble in 1963 and then again by The J.M. Smucker Company in 2008.

Ground coffee dominance

Ground coffee, the category where Folgers is king, represents the biggest retail coffee market in the United States, worth over 2 billion dollars. Within this category, Folgers controls about a quarter of the market. A 2017 survey confirms the sales figures, with nearly 40 percent of respondents stating that they used Folgers brand coffee in their homes.

Sales of the leading regular ground coffee brands in the United States in 2019

Sales in million U.S. dollars
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Release date

July 2019


United States

Survey time period

52 weeks ending May 19, 2019

Supplementary notes

Total U.S. sales through supermarkets, drugstores, mass market retailers, military commissaries and select club and dollar retail chains for the 52 weeks ending May 19, 2019.

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