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McDonald's to Sell Packaged Coffee in Supermarkets

The packaged coffee is set to hit shelves by early next year

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    McDonalds would like you to stop going to Starbucks for coffee.

    Fans of McCafe will be lovin’ the latest McDonald’s news.

    The fast food chain announced plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets across the nation by early next year, the Associated Press reported.

    The company reportedly made a deal with Kraft Foods to manufacture and distribute bags of ground and whole bean McCafe coffee, joining other retailers like Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks in the sale of branded packaged coffee. They will also sell single-cup pods for in-home coffee machines, according to the AP.

    The world’s biggest hamburger chain debuted its McCafe product line, which includes coffees and other drinks, in the U.S. in 2009.

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    The chain has since redesigned the coffee cup to make it more appealing for customers and even released flavored lattes.

    Earlier this year, the Oak Brook-based company highlighted the coffee line as a leading contributor in the company’s breakfast market, using it to draw morning customers during a two week-long coffee giveaway program.

    McDonald’s Corp. and Kraft Foods reportedly began testing the packaged coffee in select markets last year.