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Howard Schultz Steps Down

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Howard Schultz, founder of the world’s leading retail coffee company, announced his retirement Monday in a letter to employees posted on the Starbucks website. more

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Efforts are under way to separate the United Kingdom’s largest coffee chain from the larger Whitbread, a company that owns the Premier In hotel chain and restaurant interests. The move, as reported by The Guardian, would take two years to complete. more

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Kirsten Mower

In terms of coffee, few countries can tell a rags-to-riches story as well as South Korea. more

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Starbucks announced in March that it has achieved pay parity within its ranks for all ethnicities, races, and gender. more

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Singapore Myanmar Investco has secured an exclusive arrangement to develop the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf brand in Myanmar. more

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For the first time in 40 years, Starbucks began serving a new core espresso choice to US customers in January. Blonde Espresso now can be requested in a variety of drinks. more

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Sales in coffee shops across the United Kingdom grew 7.3% during 2017, according to a new report by Allegra World Coffee Portal. more

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US coffeehouses generated $23.4 billion in sales in 2017 but expansion slowed to 2%, the worst performance since the end of the recession. more

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Caribou Coffee is now serving Einstein Bros. Bagels in its 180 stores across the United States. The popular bagels began appearing in November. more

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Bulletproof, providers of its own roasted coffee and high-performance food and nutrition products, opened a new café in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood in late October. more

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Acquiring a controlling interest in US-based Blue Bottle Coffee is Nestlé’s countermove to a five-year spending spree by JAB Holding Co. more

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A Sydney coffee cafe has banned the use of single-use disposable coffee cups, taking what they call a positive step toward sustainability in their community. more

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CHIYANG ZHANG

Stakeholders expect the rapid expansion of China’s retail cafes to continue, but a successful outcome is not certain. more

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Starbucks recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of its operations in Mexico and plans for continued expansion in the years to come. more

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Two Gems of Beijing’s Independent Coffee Scene

Photo by Pedro Pegenaute

A decade ago an independent café selling specialty coffee found it difficult to even obtain quality beans from major producing countries. Fast forward and times have changed. more

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Beijing is an anomaly for any type of business. The city is big enough for any business to establish itself, but it takes spectacular talent to withstand time. more

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Coffee and tea are portable, non-perishable, compact, and ship light. Add the convenience of home delivery and it is easy to see why online sales are booming. Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods will accelerate that growth. more

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British coffee and tea consumers spend £2,210 on average each year in coffee shops, according to a recent online market research study. more

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Coffee prices are a financial barometer easily accessed by every armchair economist. more

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