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Starbucks issued a $1 billion sustainability bond recently to support its efforts in ethical coffee sourcing and its Greener Retail initiative. Read more

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Starbucks borrowed $1 billion on behalf of ethical and sustainable coffee growers. The third and largest in a series of bonds attracted investors favorably impressed with returns from smaller offerings in 2016 and 2017. 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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Starbucks is working with technology giant Microsoft to expand its ability to anticipate customers’ orders and suggest new purchases. Read more

Coffee Report

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

Coffee Report

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

Coffee Report

Starbucks introduced a recyclable and compostable plastic lid that will replace straws for cold drink offerings. Read more

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Starbucks says it will commit $100 million to Valor Equity Partners, which has established Valor Siren Ventures to explore new ideas and retail technologies “relevant to customers, inspiring to partners, and meaningful to Starbucks business.” Read more

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A new range of Starbucks products are now available, a result of the coffee giant’s marketing alliance with Nestlé. Read more

Coffee Report

Starbucks recently opened the fifth in its series of high-end Reserve roasteries, this time in Tokyo. Read more

Coffee Report

Plans for opening as many as 1,000 Starbucks Reserve retail premium coffee locations appear to be scaled back. Recent published reports indicate company c.e.o. Kevin Johnson is not as supportive of the idea as his predecessor, Howard Schultz. Read more

Coffee Report

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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New Starbucks Roastery in NYC

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Starbucks Reserve Roastery New York swung open its doors Dec. 14 at 61 Ninth Avenue in the city’s Meatpacking District. Read more

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Coffee Giant Hires New CFO

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Patrick Grismer has joined Starbucks as the coffee company’s new chief financial officer. Read more

Coffee Report

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

Features

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

Coffee Report

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

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