The Specialty Coffee Association is reprising its free-to-attend Coffee Retail Summit, an online event with presentations, lectures and panel discussions on the business of coffee retailing. The live portion of the event will take place Feb. 21, 23 and 25.
The industry organization hosted its first Coffee Retail Summit last April, in part due to the hardships facing coffee shop owners and operators due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The group held a second Coffee Retail Summit last June.
“As we begin a new year full of promise and uncertainty, the SCA wishes to continue its work in supporting coffee retail businesses who are so vital to our communities, our cities, and the international coffee industry,” SCA CEO Yannis Apostolopolous said in an announcement from the group. “Coffee Retail Summit 2022 will of course address some of the challenges that lie ahead but will also provide vital information to those wishing to expand their businesses on an international scale.”
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The major consumer markets of Europe, the United States and South Korea will each be given their own day within the Summit, with a focus on Europe on Monday, Feb. 21, a focus on the United States on Wednesday, Feb. 23, and a focus on South Korea on Friday, Feb. 25.
The SCA said individual sessions may address international retail expansion, profiles of brands using new technology, and strategies for building a healthy workplace culture, among other topics. As with past Coffee Retail Summits, sessions will be recorded and added to a growing library of educational resources for coffee retailers.