Recently, the J.M. Smucker Co. announced plans to shutter its downtown Folgers plant in 2012. This made us wonder whether Kansas City coffee drinkers might begin filling their cups with another brand. In St. Louis, when Anheuser-Busch was sold to InBev, Schlafly beer enjoyed a bump in sales because it was suddenly made by the hometown brewery.
So while the smell of roasting coffee is the smell of downtown for many (the Please Don't Close The Kansas City Folgers Plant! Facebook page has more than 6,900 fans), will kitchen pantries still be lined with cans of Folgers after the plant closes? Were they ever?
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