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PRET A MANGER RAISES PAY AGAIN. RE-EQUIPS SHOPS, BUT STILL FACES HEADWINDS

As labour shortages drive up wages across the hospitality and retail sectors, Pret a Manger has raised pay for the second time in four months. Across its 8,500 locations, more than 6,900 of its 8,500 staff earn at least £10 an hour after the chain invested more than £9.2m in raising hourly wages. In September, …

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PRET A MANGER SETTLES U.S. PRIVACY LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY FORMER EMPLOYEE

In the US last week, the company responded to a class-action lawsuit by offering to settle for $677,000. The lawsuit was brought by an employee of the company who claimed the popular chain required employees to use fingerprints to sign in to their shift for timekeeping. The suit was brought in an Illinois Court where …

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UNION MOMENTUM GATHERS AS STARBUCKS FACES SECOND VOTE IN NEW YORK

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) approved a second Starbucks union vote in Buffalo, New York. The workers at the store on Genesee Street, Cheektowaga, voted 15-9 favour the union. However, the NLRB dismissed some contested ballots when the union representing the workers, Workers United, argued that those employees were only temps at the Cheektowaga …

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SHOPS MAY REGRET CANCELLING NON-DAIRY PREMIUMS AS OAT PRICES SOAR

Oat milk is becoming one of the top choices for dairy alternatives, and many coffee chains have traditionally applied a surcharge for this alternative milk option. Nonetheless, oat prices have reached an all-time high, which may discourage the trend of offering more milk choices to coffee lovers. There has been an overwhelming demand for oat …

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ANOTHER UNION BATTLE – THIS TIME WITH COFFEE TREE ROASTERS!

While Starbucks may have lost their recent battle over unionization in Buffalo New York, that isn’t putting off owners of Pittsburgh coffee chain, The Coffee Tree Roasters who are engaged in a familiar sounding battle with their employees. In managing their side of the campaign, the Pittsburgh-based company appears to be taking a page from …

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FAKE STARBUCKS IN VENEZUELA ENJOYS SUCCESSFUL, BUT SHORT LIFE

A fake Starbucks recently opened up in the impoverished city of Caracas, Venezuela, and calls itself ‘We Proudly Serve’. The opening of the store has caused a commotion, partly because of the obvious fraud and partly because of the sale of expensive beverages in a recession-stricken country.  Currently, there are no Starbucks outlets in the …

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COMPANY BECOMES INDONESIA’S FIRST ‘COFFEE UNICORN’ AFTER LATEST INVESTMENT

Indonesian coffee chain Kopi Kenangan raised $96 million during its Series C funding and announced plans to use the new investment for expansion domestically and internationally in Southeast Asia. Since its opening in 2017, Kopi Kenangan has become the second-largest coffee chain in Indonesia, after Janji Jawa, with over 600 outlets in 45 cities. The …

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TALLINN REJECTS OA COFFEE LISTING APPLICATION

The Chairman of the Tallinn Stock exchange blasts OA coffee, saying that admitting them into the exchange would damage the reputation of the institution as well as cause harm to investors.  OA Coffee is a coffee roaster that opened its first shop in the spring of 2021. The business had presented plans to the Listing …

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LAVAZZA ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH TATA CLIQ LUXURY

As a result of this partnership, Lavazza will be able to expand its online retail presence and reach the Indian home market. The company offers most of the popular retail coffee variants, including ground coffee, coffee beans, and coffee capsules. Coffee machines and coffee-related accessories will be sold to cater for the increasing range of …

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FLASH COFFEE LIVES UP TO NAME. EXPANDS ASIA BUSINESS RAPIDLY

Singapore-based coffee startup Flash Coffee opened up two new stores in South Korea. This marks the company’s sixth Asian Pacific market in its plans of rapid expansion. Both stores in South Korea are in the Gangnam district — one in Yeoksam and the other a flagship two-storey in Sinsa. South Korea is filled with coffee …

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