Tag: starbucks

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Luckin Coffee Needs a New Business Model for Long-Term Profitability

3 months ago

As we reported shortly after Luckin Coffee's IPO, the startup will need more than just creative marketing to stick around and compete with Starbucks in China.

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Coffee Chains Rush to Find Plastic Cup Alternatives

4 months ago

Government officials have steadily increased efforts to crack down on chains' dependence on single-use plastics. To their credit, companies saw this coming, but solutions to the global problem just haven't been good enough.

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Starbucks Remains Full Steam Ahead on Loyalty and Delivery

4 months ago

Once again, Starbucks quieted naysayers wondering if the company can withstand the pressure from market rivals. Long-term success is now pinned to its ever-growing digital prowess.

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

4 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.

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Chinese Startup Luckin Coffee Files for Its U.S. IPO

4 months ago

A look at Luckin Coffee's financials detail what we already knew: The company, just founded in 2017, is growing too fast for its own good. A pending IPO will only add to the mounting pressure of competing with Starbucks in its second largest market.

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Starbucks Invests in Solar Energy to Power Stores in Texas

4 months 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

4 months 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.

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Starbucks Will Try Recyclable Cups to Cut Waste Footprint

5 months 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.

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Starbucks Revamps Its Rewards to Keep Customers Coming Back

5 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.

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Craft Coffee Roasters Force Big Coffee’s Hand

5 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.

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Starbucks Will Open an All-Day Restaurant in Shanghai

6 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.

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Starbucks and Politics Probably Aren’t a Good Mix

6 months ago

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