For the first initiative to go live from the partnership between Starbucks and Alibaba, the coffee chain opened a virtual Starbucks store in China, enabling consumers to complete one-touch orders inside the Starbucks mobile app as well as Alibaba’s suite of apps and tools.
Amid Albertsons Cos.’ acquisition of drugstore chain Rite Aid, former chief executive officer of Starbucks Jim Donald will take over as the company’s new president and chief operating officer, effective immediately.
Theory House founder and president Jim Cusson will join Illy Caffe North America chief marketing officer Beverly Stotz to discuss how brands can engage Millennials by tapping into their passion during a May 16 session at the Path to Purchase Summit.
How does a brand spotlight a line of new premium teas at a retailer that doesn’t heavily promote the brew in stores? Cortne Younk, Nestle Starbucks Coffee's manager, shopper marketing - Target, and her team tackled this question and more when they partnered with Target — where tea rarely receives display space — on a program for the launch of Teavana super-premium hot tea sachets.
While traveling recently in Minnesota, I had to visit one of Hy-Vee’s newer stores. The chain consists of approximately 250 stores, and the ones in Minneapolis have received high praise for delivering a superior shopping experience.
Walgreens in early November revealed a “Holiday Gift Shop” at walgreens.com that serves as an online hub for its holiday promotions. The page highlights “Gifts of the week” – select beauty gifts and stocking stuffers offered at a 50% discount.