Tag: coffee

Chains

Marketing Is Not Enough For Luckin Coffee to Dethrone Starbucks in China

5 months ago

Luckin Coffee's current business model is not sustainable. And at a certain point, the investor funding has to stop flowing if nothing changes.

Chains

Starbucks Revamps Its Rewards to Keep Customers Coming Back

6 months ago

We think this is a good move for Starbucks. The company is looking to attract more customers to add to its loyal clientele. This can only be good news for its fast-moving beverage rollout.

Chains

Burger King Hopes to Lure Morning Crowd with $5-a-Month Coffee

6 months ago

Sure it's cheap, but what about quality? The chain might claim some business from rival McDonald's, but it's unlikely to sway people from their morning Starbucks or Dunkin.

Chains

Craft Coffee Roasters Force Big Coffee’s Hand

6 months ago

As smaller operations catch on and consumers become more educated about coffee, big brands will be forced to adapt and innovate. But in this competition, it could all come down to price for the consumer.

Chains

Tim Hortons Expands to China

7 months ago

Tim Hortons is hoping to differentiate itself in China by offering shrimp sandwiches and salads along with its regular coffee menu, but we'd be willing to bet a shrimp sandwich that Tim Hortons isn't going to lure consumers away from Starbucks or Luckin.

Chains

Starbucks Will Open an All-Day Restaurant in Shanghai

7 months ago

Starbucks' renewed focus on China comes as it has rethought strategies in other global markets. Where laissez faire works in Europe, it doesn't in China.

Chains

Starbucks and Politics Probably Aren’t a Good Mix

7 months ago

We think the concern here is overblown, especially at this point. Where are the coffee drinkers going to go, Dunkin'?

Independents

Intelligentsia Coffee Expands New York Presence With Another Hotel Outpost

7 months ago

Today’s new luxury hotels are on the hunt to fill their F&B spaces with trendsetting partners. That’s why the owner of the soon-to-be TWA Hotel at JFK is looking to the Midwest to satisfy its caffeine craving.

Independents

Starbucks Rival Luckin Coffee Considers U.S. IPO

8 months ago

Is Luckin Coffee coming to America? Probably not in the near term. But an IPO would offer the startup extra capital to burn through to build the thousands of more stores it has planned.

Chains

Starbucks Earnings Suggest It Is Unfazed by New Competition

8 months ago

The coffee chain beat analysts' estimates across the board on Thursday. Perhaps it is not growing as fast as we originally predicted.

Chains

Starbucks’ Primary China Competitor Luckin Coffee Is Growing Fast

10 months ago

You have to almost feel sorry for Starbucks here: Can they really match a Chinese company for digital and delivery smarts? Few foreign brands can.

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Canadian Coffee Chain Plans to Partially Pivot to Cannabis

10 months ago

As marijuana is legalized in more places, the opportunities for restaurants and cafes to think about how they work in parallel may be huge.