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Luckin Coffee plans to open 2,500 new shops across China in 2019 and, in the process, pass Starbucks as the largest retail coffee vendor in a nation rapidly embracing its newfound coffee culture. Read more

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Industry leaders are broadly positive about trading conditions in the Middle East, but operators must navigate a range of economic and political challenges across the region to ensure success, according to a new report by Allegra World Coffee Portal. Read more

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Fully recyclable and compostable cups are the symbolic next-generation solution to single-use beverage waste. Read more

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Consumers discover they can capture both quality and convenience with soluble coffees. convenience. But are they willing to pay the price? Read more

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Hurricane Maria’s ripped away most of Puerto Rico’s coffee trees in September 2017. Now there’s a concerted effort to revive the nation’s industry and help the nation’s recovery efforts. Read more

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About 350 corporate Starbucks employees lost their jobs in November as the coffee giant made moves to streamline operations, the Seattle Times reports. Most of those affected worked in the company’s Seattle offices. Read more

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The foundation on which beverage retail rests is firming up as mergers and acquisitions consolidate the decades-stable $85 billion global coffee market. Read more

Starbucks has pledged $20 million in temporary relief for Central American coffee growers placed in financial jeopardy by depressed coffee prices. 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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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 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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Starbucks’ global research & development division has designed a straw-less lid allowing the company to eliminate plastic straws by 2020. Read more

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Dealing direct describes a business relationship in which roasters meet individual growers face to face, exchange cash and bypass brokers and import/export agents. 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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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. Read more

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Employees at more than 8,000 Starbucks locations across the United States stood down from their espresso machines Tuesday so they could take four hours to discuss bias and inclusion. Read more

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

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Starbucks Open Visitor Center on Farm

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The retail coffee giant recently opened a Costa Rican visitor center, a working farm that gives guests the chance to follow the coffee process from the field to the cup. Read 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. Read more

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McDonald’s, which generates millions of tons of take-away trash daily, boldly declared that by 2025 all of its guest packaging will be sustainable, and that recycling will be universal at its 37,000 locations in 100 countries. Read more

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