Target was the first mass-retailer to offer fair trade coffee to its millions of guests. Knowing their shoppers are increasingly curious about product sourcing and large-scale impact, the brand recently revitalized their assortment of Archer Farms coffee to better reflect the product story “from farm to cup,” and partnered with COLLINS to reimagine the new and improved offering.
As we know, coffee is a complicated category for guests to navigate; not only are there a number of cues that must be taken into account across flavor, roast and origin, but beans and single-serve cups also sit tightly packed, side-by-side on shelf.
Jules Tardy and Flora Chan worked with their Target partners to develop a design system that tells a genuine story, bringing the inherent Archer Farms product and provenance qualities to life. They wanted to encourage guests to make easier comparisons between the range of products in the aisle. The unified grid system at the top of each bag clearly indicates key attributes across name, flavor cues and origin. They invited a number of international illustrators to create a scalable, custom solution to showcase the varieties of coffee, emphasizing how and where the beans are grown —building on Target’s commitment to sustainable sourcing.