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Jollibee Foods Corp.’s $350-million takeover of American retailer Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is complete, making the fast-food giant the first Filipino company to have a significant investment in the global retail coffee. Read more

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is now offering delivery at 180 company-owned stores in California and Arizona with a national rollout during the summer. Read more

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Jollibee Foods Corp., the largest fast-food chain in the Philippines, plans to purchase the struggling Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf coffee chain for $350 million. Read more

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Starbucks confidently explained to investors during the weeks before it debuted, that Chinese rival Luckin Coffee’s BlackRock-backed IPO will not derail 20 years of market dominance. Read more

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Luckin Coffee Inc., the startup attempting to unseat Starbucks as the leading retail coffee chain in China, has filed for an initial public offering in the United States. The Bejing-based company seeks to raise $300 million in the IPO. Read more

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Starbucks is solidifying its leading position in Korea's coffee industry, market analysts recently told the Korea Times. Read more

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Citing concerns for cultural appropriation, Kickapoo Coffee will be changing its name before January 2020. No new name has been disclosed. Read more

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Canada’s largest coffee chain introduced a digital rewards program with a mobile app and reusable swipe card. Read more

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Ron Joyce, who founded the iconic Tim Horton’s coffee-and-donut chain, died Jan. 31. He was 88. Read more

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Java House, east Africa’s largest coffee chain, has signed a distribution deal with Green Chain. The agreement calls for Java House to sell 10 to 15 tons of beans each month. Read more

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Dunkin Brands is undertaking a $100 million remodeling and upgrade of its 9,141 US stores, now visible at 50 concept locations. New signage reads “Dunkin’,” officially dropping the word donuts, a landmark dating to 1950. Read more

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Costa Coffee closed its remaining two Singapore shops in September, completing a planned exit begun earlier this year. Read more

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Retail coffee leader Starbucks and digital titan Alibaba are working together to create a “New Retail” partnership in China. Read more

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Tim Hortons, the iconic Canadian coffee and doughnut chain, intends to open 1,500 coffee shops in China during the next 10 years. Read more

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Starbucks Opens in Italy

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Starbucks opened its much-anticipated Reserve Roastery in Milan, Italy, today to choruses of cheers and critiques. Read more

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The soft drink giant is acquiring Costa Limited, the United Kingdom’s leading coffee brand, for USD $5.1 billion. The agreement, announced Aug. 31, is expected to close by July 2019. Read more

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The tea-dominated culture of Britain, marked by stability and standardized brands, is now among the most dynamic coffee markets in the world, driven by specialty brewing and growth in locations. Read more

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A loss of shoppers in a key retail area is being blamed for slow sales among Costa Coffee’s outlets across the United Kingdom. Read more

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Nestlé’s decision to purchase the perpetual rights to market Starbucks consumer and foodservice brands globally, outside the company’s coffee shops, was a bold move on the chessboard of global coffee. Read more

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