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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. more

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

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

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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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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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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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The October opening was the latest expansion by Tata Starbucks Private Ltd., the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks and Tata Global Beverages and was intended to reaffirm the partnership’s long-term commitment to India. more

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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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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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Starbucks executive Kevin Johnson will become c.e.o. of the coffee retail giant effective April 3, 2017, as current chairman and c.e.o. Howard Schultz shifts his focus within the company. more

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Belinda Wong will concentrate on the long-term growth strategy and innovation in China including digital and e-commerce initiatives. She also will oversee the company’s first international Roastery opening in Shanghai in 2017. more

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