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EMIRATI COFFEE IN UAE EXPANDS INTO RETAIL AND EYES SAUDI ARABIA MARKET

EMIRATI COFFEE IN UAE EXPANDS INTO RETAIL AND EYES SAUDI ARABIA MARKET

Emirati Coffee, the UAE’s special coffee roastery, is implementing a 50/50 retail/food service strategy after online retail sales skyrocketed during the pandemic. In addition, the company is figuring out ways to expand into China and…

STARBUCKS NEW YORK EMPLOYEES FILE FOR UNION

STARBUCKS NEW YORK EMPLOYEES FILE FOR UNION

Starbucks employees from three stores in Buffalo, New York filed petitions with the National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) at the start of the week, requesting for a vote on union representation. The organising committee sent…

BLUE BOTTLE’S JAPANESE VENDING MACHINE EXPERIMENT

BLUE BOTTLE’S JAPANESE VENDING MACHINE EXPERIMENT

Canned coffee is the norm in Japan, thanks to the abundance of vending machines nationwide. Coffee drinkers could easily get their caffeine fix for as cheap as ¥100 within a minute’s walk down any Japanese…

STARBUCKS PUSH FOR GROWTH TEMPERED BY UNCERTAIN CHINA MARKET

STARBUCKS PUSH FOR GROWTH TEMPERED BY UNCERTAIN CHINA MARKET

As part of Starbucks’ strategy to grow, they open more stores, ruthlessly control costs, and continuously introduce new items to market. Their marketing has been on point resulting in them being a go-to destination for…

BLUE BOTTLE’S SHIBUYA STORE REVIEW

BLUE BOTTLE’S SHIBUYA STORE REVIEW

Blue Bottle has kept its Japan outlets pretty consistent in design since they opened their first outlet in 2015. I feel comforted by the familiarity of beech wood against white concrete. However, for their latest…

STARBUCKS CHINA REPLACES BELINDA WONG WITH LEO TSOI. WE REVIEW HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

STARBUCKS CHINA REPLACES BELINDA WONG WITH LEO TSOI. WE REVIEW HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

In 2016, Starbucks appointed Belinda Wong as its top executive in China. Today, the company faces headwinds on a number of fronts in the region and had to report that they missed targets in April…

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