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Starbucks Gears Up to Challenge KFC as China’s Fastest Growing Foreign Food Chain

6 years ago

Starbucks has the potential to grow faster in China then anywhere else, and since its growth has slowed in the U.S. it makes complete sense to turn that direction.

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Starbucks Is Now Officially Your Public Restroom

6 years ago

Starbucks should charge city governments for offering this service since the cafe chain is clearly stepping in to carry out duties that local leaders have abandoned.

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Starbucks Will Use Cash From Nestle Deal to Ramp Up Digital Relationships

6 years ago

While Nestle funnels Starbucks-branded coffee into retailers and restaurants nationwide, Starbucks will focus on putting that $7.15 billion it gained from the deal to good use. Expansion in both the U.S. and China are on the table, as well as a bigger focus on U.S. digital investments to counteract slowing sales.

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Starbucks Focuses on Afternoon Drinks to Boost Sales (Again)

6 years ago

As sales growth slows down, Starbucks is still trying to rework its sleepiest selling period: the afternoon.

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Starbucks Sheds Its Meeting Place Identity in Favor of Drive-Thrus

6 years ago

Unsurprisingly, a line of cars shuttled through a drive thru brings in a lot more sales than a couple of laptop-laden customers hanging out in the cafe.

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Starbucks’ Misstep Leaves Room for McDonald’s to Step In

6 years ago

As Starbucks' CEO scrambles to do damage control, McDonald's could capitalize on the moment by promoting itself as a more welcoming meeting place.

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Starbucks Will Close Stores for an Afternoon for Bias Training

6 years ago

Starbucks has certainly acted quickly to diffuse what could have become a major problem for the brand and its employees. Here's hoping it moves the needle in a positive direction.

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Starbucks Is Using Digital Menus to Push Its Food Harder

6 years ago

If Starbucks wants to become a real restaurant player, it's going to need to start making meals on site. Fancy menus can't improve food quality.

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Empty Storefronts Could Be Good News for Restaurants

6 years ago

From where I sit, the future for brick-and-mortar retail doesn't look great, but their loss could potentially be restaurants' gain.

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Fast Food’s Success Is Hurting Starbucks’ Bottom Line

6 years ago

As businesses from convenience store to fast casual restaurant up their coffee game, Starbucks seems to be feeling the squeeze. Expanding its holiday offerings beyond coffee didn't help much, either.

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GM Wants Drivers to Order Coffee and Pancakes From Their Dashboards

7 years ago

We're in the early days of preordering at restaurants and neither consumers nor businesses have figured out the right customs and practices so that guests don't feel like there are two rival classes. We need some hospitality pros to help us figure this out.

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Starbucks Tries Another Kind of Expansion With an Italian Bakery Chain

7 years ago

Starbucks struck out with La Boulange as well as Teavana. Has it learned something from these two disappointing expansions/integrations that will help its Princi play?