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There’s one huge factor shaping the coffee shop chain of the future

NEW YORK, U.S. – Smartphones are about to change coffee shops as we know them, as Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks prepare to build the "coffee shop of the future." "As we think about what that coffee shop of the future look like… the whole store will be much more focused on mobile ordering," Scott Hudler, Dunkin' Donut's chief digital officer ...

Three new coffee shops open every day in the UK, research shows

LONDON, UK - New research commissioned on behalf of UK Coffee Week has found that Brits’ love of lattes is on the increase with 3.4 new coffee shops opening daily across the nation. At this current rate, estimates put the number of coffee shops over-taking pubs by 2030 as Brits continue to swap lager for lattes.

Starbucks and USAID empower thousands of Colombian coffee farmer

SEATTLE, U.S. – Coffee farmers in Colombia faced challenges maintaining their crops during the country’s 50-year civil war. An alliance between Starbucks and the U.S. Embassy, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) is now helping farmers refocus on their crops with an emphasis on coffee quality.

MZB Group looking to new acquisitions in Asia-Pacific, Latin America

MILAN – Italy-based global coffee roaster and marketer Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group is interested in buying a strong brand in Brazil to increase its presence in Latin America, the company’s COO Pascal Héritier said yesterday on the sidelines of a conference in Milan. Heritier said the group was looking for a brand with a good distribution network ...

DOCASA opens new outlet in Fortune 500 Company’s Offices in London

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., U.S. –DOCASA, Inc. (DCSA), through its award-winning subsidiary Department of Coffee and Social Affairs in the United Kingdom ("UK"), has announced the opening of a new workplace coffee shop at the offices of a leading Fortune 500 company in Canary Wharf.

How Starbucks has become a symbol of U.S. consumerism in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea – Marking its 17th anniversary last year, Starbucks Korea’s annual revenue exceeded 1 trillion won for the first time, and much attention is being paid to what is behind the international coffee giant’s long-lived success in the country. Of the 75 countries that Starbucks currently ...

Why pre-ordering coffee at Starbucks has turned into a nightmare?

NEW YORK, U.S. – When Starbucks launched its Mobile Order & Pay (MOP) feature, the in-app pre-ordering option was supposed to improve the experience for both customers and baristas. However, the growing popularity of the option is causing untold chaos at branches all across Manhattan, as reported by Business Insider in the following analysis.

Australian coffee company Di Bella to step up its investments in India

MUMBAI – Australian coffee company Di Bella Coffee plans a major expansion in India and looks upon Starbucks as its main competitor in the premium coffee retail segment. "We are stepping up our India operations. We will open nine more outlets in Mumbai by year end," the company's Founder & Managing Director Phillip Di Bella stated in an interview.

MZB Group announces extension of deadline for submission of candidates

MILAN, Italy - Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group S.p.A. announces that by the date of expiry of the term for the filing of lists related to the appointment of Members of the Board of Statutory Auditors (17th March 2017), which will be submitted to the Shareholders’ Meeting on 11th April 2017, has been filed only one list ...

Starbucks’ biggest competition is your neighborhood hipster coffee shop

SEATTLE, U.S. – Starbucks' biggest competition isn't another coffee chain. Instead of worrying about the impact of Dunkin' Donuts or Tim Hortons, the coffee giant is keeping an eye out on trendy independent shops, according to CFO Scott Maw. "We're still not seeing any one competitor or even a smaller number of ...