How the FDA’s Revised Menu Labeling Rule May Affect Coffee Shops

How the FDA’s Revised Menu Labeling Rule May Affect Coffee Shops

November 25, 2014 3:15 pm

The FDA today released an updated rule on its menu nutrition labeling requirements, one that has much broader implications than initially expected. The labeling requirements, including calorie counts, were initiated […]

Hey, How are Things Looking? The SCAA Wants to Know

Hey, How are Things Looking? The SCAA Wants to Know

November 12, 2014 1:46 pm

The SCAA last week announced the launch of a new Retail Sentiment Index (RSI) survey, which will be used to create a gauge for optimism in […]

MTY Food Group Buys Van Houtte Cafes from Keurig Canada

MTY Food Group Buys Van Houtte Cafes from Keurig Canada

November 7, 2014 4:34 pm

Canadian quick-service franchisors MTY Food Group has purchased the assets of the Van Houtte Cafe-Bistros franchise network from Keurig Green Mountain’s Canadian division for an undisclosed […]

Canada’s Second Cup Unveils Aggressive Three-Year Growth Plan

Canada’s Second Cup Unveils Aggressive Three-Year Growth Plan

November 4, 2014 2:29 pm

Canadian coffee chain Second Cup has unveiled the details of a three-year strategic plan, including raising an additional $5 million of growth capital. The plan […]

By Way of Australia and England, Rave Coffee is Roasting in the Canadian Rockies

By Way of Australia and England, Rave Coffee is Roasting in the Canadian Rockies

November 4, 2014 10:44 am

The Rocky Mountain town of Canmore, about 45 minutes West of Calgary in Alberta, might seem an unlikely place to find a manual brew bar […]

New Starbucks Delivery Service is ‘E-Commerce on Steroids,’ says CEO Schultz

New Starbucks Delivery Service is ‘E-Commerce on Steroids,’ says CEO Schultz

October 31, 2014 11:39 am

In conjunction with its in-development order-ahead mobile app, Starbucks plans to offer delivery service in the coming year. “Imagine the ability to create a standing […]

We Bet You Can’t Stop Playing with this Yelp Trends Generator

We Bet You Can’t Stop Playing with this Yelp Trends Generator

July 30, 2014 11:53 am

It would be hard to argue that this is a legitimately useful tool in specialty coffee trend-spotting, but this wacky new trend reporter from Yelp is […]

This Pop-Up Put People in a Signal-Blocking Steel Cage and Served Great Coffee

This Pop-Up Put People in a Signal-Blocking Steel Cage and Served Great Coffee

July 18, 2014 11:31 am

Here’s a new coffee shop design feature: A large metal cage that repels wireless signals. A Faraday cage, a mesh cage of conductive material that blocks […]

Air Horn Abuse and Banana Torture: Inside Ben Put’s WBC Training Regimen

Air Horn Abuse and Banana Torture: Inside Ben Put’s WBC Training Regimen

June 10, 2014 1:04 pm

Just moments ago, 2014 Canadian Barista Champion Ben Put of Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters was named as one of the 12 finalists at the […]

Retail Design Notes: The Streetscape Coffee Shop Parklet

Retail Design Notes: The Streetscape Coffee Shop Parklet

April 29, 2014 12:25 pm

Not sure what to do with that awkward public space in front of your shop? Maybe it’s time for a parklet. The parklet concept is not […]