Tag: starbucks

Tech

Why Restaurants Still Lag on Digital Transformation

6 years ago

The big battle to come at restaurant brands is chief marketing officer vs. chief digital officer. Smart brands will realize that cooperation can breed innovation rather than conflict.

Chains

Starbucks Lays Off 350 Employees Through Corporate Cutbacks

6 years ago

Starbucks warned that these cuts were coming in September. It's not a surprising move to trim ranks under new executive leadership; hopefully, this will allow the chain to be more nimble when it comes to digital innovation in the U.S.

Chains

Starbucks Wants to Get to Know You Better

6 years ago

Starbucks hopes digital loyalty plus face time with in-store employees will help continue its turnaround. Earlier access to egg nog lattes and other holiday drinks — available a full week earlier than last year — won't hurt, either.

Chains

Starbucks Speeds Up Its Beverage Innovation to Stay Relevant

6 years ago

Speed and convenience rule the day at Starbucks as it works to grow and stay relevant.

Tech

Restaurants Argue Efficiency and Safety in Cashless Push

6 years ago

We're not going to be the ones claiming that the old ways are the best ways, but we will argue that we don't know if tech providers and restaurants have thought this through all the way.

Chains

Dunkin’ Donuts’ Beverage Strategy Is Working, at Least for Now

6 years ago

Early signs for Dunkin' Donuts' look good as it challenges Starbucks for the heart of coffee lovers everywhere.

Chains

Starbucks Gives Its Latin American Partner Access to New Markets

6 years ago

Starbucks has made big changes to fix big problems in its biggest markets. For a brand used to significant control over its stores, it will need to make sure that this leads to better operations rather than confusing fragmentation.

Chains

Restaurants Are Facing an ‘Evolve or Die’ Reality

6 years ago

To survive, be smart (don't panic) about tech, and keep your eyes on what actually makes money.

Chains

Bill Ackman’s Starbucks Bet Isn’t His First Restaurant Move

6 years ago

In all fairness to non-Ackman investors out there: There are many long-term safe bets in the restaurant industry. Just stick with the major players and you'll do just fine.

Chains

Bill Ackman’s Hedge Fund Took a $900 Million Stake in Starbucks

6 years ago

Ackman's bet is one on Starbucks' potential in China, where opportunities are vast yet competition is fierce. Starbucks' recent moves to free up cash should give it what it needs to start addressing the challenge at scale.

People

Starbucks Adds Subsidized Childcare to List of U.S. Employee Perks

6 years ago

In the current tight labor market, some chains are turning to better benefits to keep workers from jumping ship. With promises like this, Starbucks isn't fooling around.

Chains

Starbucks Has More Top Executives Than Any of Its Rivals

6 years ago

It is challenging to innovate at top-heavy organizations, and you don't get much more top heavy than Starbucks, it seems.