Month: May 2018

Coffee With A Conscience: Social Enterprises In The Coffee Shop Industry

Coffee with a conscience_ social enterprises in the coffee shop industry

One aspect of my research into the coffee shop industry is the extent to which the industry contributes to the development of ‘community’  – one element of this is exploring the activities of social enterprises in the industry, and how they contribute to different communities. The trend for social enterprises is an important feature of the coffee shop landscape, and

Nestlè and Starbucks, a new global revolution?

Nestlè and Starbucks, a new global revolution?

Nestlé and Starbucks announced that Nestlé will pay Starbucks $7.15 billion for the right to market, sell and distribute Starbucks coffee globally outside Starbucks stores. Nestlé’s stronger distribution network will be used to expand Starbucks’ distribution, especially into Nestlé’s proprietary single-serve system (Nespresso and Nescafé Dolce Gusto). A big vantage for Starbucks that will be able to use Nestlé’s distribution power in China. On the