Starbucks Continues Upscale Surge with Splashy China Flagship in Chengdu

Starbucks Continues Upscale Surge with Splashy China Flagship in Chengdu

December 18, 2014 11:18 am

Following the recent openings of retail flagship concepts in Seattle and Bogota, Starbucks has unveiled its China flagship store in Chengdu, capital city of the Sichuan […]

Opinion: Starbucks’ Upmarket Model and the Big Business of Little Bars

Opinion: Starbucks’ Upmarket Model and the Big Business of Little Bars

December 5, 2014 5:04 pm

Way back in 2011, shortly after news broke investment firm TSG Consumer Partners had made a “major” but undisclosed investment in Portland’s Stumptown Coffee Roasters, […]

Inside Starbucks’ New Reserve Line HQ, A Shrine to Company and Coffee

Inside Starbucks’ New Reserve Line HQ, A Shrine to Company and Coffee

December 5, 2014 10:43 am

Starbucks has unveiled its massive Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, occupying a sprawling 15,000 square foot former automotive showroom after two years in the making. This is arguably […]

Canadian Chain Second Cup Unveils its High-End Market Concept in Toronto

Canadian Chain Second Cup Unveils its High-End Market Concept in Toronto

December 4, 2014 3:20 pm

Canadian roaster and retail chain Second Cup has followed through on recent promises to refresh its brand and introduce a “coffee-centric” approach to consumers with […]

Mondelez Backing Up Sustainability Talk with Third-Party Auditing Partnership

Mondelez Backing Up Sustainability Talk with Third-Party Auditing Partnership

November 19, 2014 1:31 pm

Mondelez International, the world’s second largest coffee company in terms of sales revenue, is for the first time entering into a third-party auditing partnership for its existing […]

La Marzocco Banking on High-End Home Brewing Growth with New Home Division

La Marzocco Banking on High-End Home Brewing Growth with New Home Division

November 18, 2014 4:58 pm

Espresso machine manufacturer La Marzocco has launched La Marzocco Home, a new business unit based in the company’s Seattle offices that sells direct to consumers. […]

How Much is a Dilworth Worth? Coffee Trademark Lawsuit Filed in Charlotte

How Much is a Dilworth Worth? Coffee Trademark Lawsuit Filed in Charlotte

November 18, 2014 10:18 am

The owner of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Dilworth Coffee brand has filed suit against a Charlotte shop that opened earlier this year under the name Dilworth […]

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 […]

How These Brewers Are Changing the Silly ‘Barista-Quality’ Concept

How These Brewers Are Changing the Silly ‘Barista-Quality’ Concept

October 28, 2014 12:50 pm

As the craft coffee retail segment continues its growth throughout virtually every corner of North America, its influence on the home brewing segment is undeniable. Home […]

Swiss Company Feels Real Bad for Putting Hitler on Its Coffee Creamers

Swiss Company Feels Real Bad for Putting Hitler on Its Coffee Creamers

October 22, 2014 2:35 pm

Migros, Switzerland’s largest grocery and cafe retail chain, is apologizing after consumers discovered images of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini on their coffee creamer packages. […]