Tag: starbucks

Chains

Starbucks Invests in Solar Energy to Power Stores in Texas

5 days ago

Starbucks has tried to paint itself as a "green company" for at least two years now. With strawless lids already in distribution, and a company mandate to introduce new recyclable cups to cut down on its waste footprint by 2022, it may actually be working.

Tech

Uber Eats’ Chain Partnership Strategy Is a Risky Business

1 week ago

Uber Eats and Grubhub have both publicly cited losses on discounted fees charged to chain partners in financial documents. One can only imagine the case is the same for DoorDash, who's IPO is likely not far behind.

Chains

Starbucks Will Try Recyclable Cups to Cut Waste Footprint

1 month ago

With its popularity and reach around the world, Starbucks is in a position to set a standard when it comes to responsible disposable packaging. But, like paper straws, these changes are sometimes a tricky sell to customers.

Chains

Starbucks Revamps Its Rewards to Keep Customers Coming Back

1 month 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

Craft Coffee Roasters Force Big Coffee’s Hand

1 month 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

Starbucks Will Open an All-Day Restaurant in Shanghai

2 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

2 months ago

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

Chains

Panera Bread Ends Its Pay-What-You-Want Experiment

2 months ago

While it's noble to raise awareness about hunger in the U.S., having customers pay what they choose for lunch is not the smartest way to go about it from a business perspective. Panera Bread knows that now.

Independents

Starbucks Rival Luckin Coffee Considers U.S. IPO

3 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 Runs Into Early Troubles With Uber Eats Partnership

3 months ago

There are a couple of ways Starbucks Delivers could go wrong. First is Starbucks' efforts are tied to two completely different companies. The possibility also remains that by growing its store footprint too quickly in the U.S. and China, the chain could be shooting itself in the foot.

Chains

Starbucks’ Diversity and Inclusion Training Presents More Challenges

3 months ago

Starbucks dreams of being a welcoming place for all — paying customers or not. It sounds like a great goal, but it requires a ton of resources to get there.

Chains

Starbucks Earnings Suggest It Is Unfazed by New Competition

3 months ago

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