The customers can be classified into two kinds: the long-standing customers like residents and faculties, and temporary customers like students and visitors. In September 2009, Tim Hortons will open up its first store in the West Mall Complex (WMX) of SFU, replacing Raven's Cafe and Chartwells. Tim Hortons is a fast-serve coffee franchise that serves coffee, espresso products, cold beverages, sweets such as donuts, and breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. The company’s quality products, combined with a strong reputation for service and reliability, allow them to attract and maintain a large and loyal customer base nationwide. Although Tim Hortons and Renaissance Coffee operate in different segments of the coffee market, and differ strongly from atmosphere and business structure, to product quality and product pricing, Renaissance's sales level may still be strongly affected by this opening.
When one needs to get an energy boost, they will usually turn to coffee. In past years, coffee was a slow product to make unless one wanted to pay for a premade cup brewed at a store. According to The Keurig Story (2012), since 1998, Keurig has changed the market by offering an at home single cup coffee maker with speed and efficiency that the consumer market demands. Product Description Single cup coffee brewing systems are the leading technology in the coffee industry today. Keurig, Inc. is among the top producer of the single cup coffee brewing systems.
Communication and Culture in Starbucks The Starbucks Corporation is a coffeehouse chain operating in over 50 countries, boasting over 17,000 locations and over 137,000 employees worldwide. It is a rapidly expanding business at a time when most other large corporations are downsizing, both in human relations and services offered. Starbucks culture, values and communication. Starbucks’ main goal is to keep the look and feel of a small town coffeehouse or boutique while still incorporating modern coffee making technologies and creating a family-like community for its employees and patrons. To date, they seem to have accomplished this.
Starbucks started with one single coffee shop but has developed much more over the years. They highly regard their employees, who they refer to as partners, and that is the first step in measuring their success as an organization. Starbucks owns and operates its own factories, warehouses and retail stores and they are in charge of their own merchandising as well. Starbucks’ vision is apply its name to more than just coffee products. These goals have allowed Starbucks to achieve such success in both the domestic and global markets.
Most people depend on morning coffee to boost up their energy. Coffee becomes one of the most high demand products in trading. There are hundreds of coffee brands in the U.S, but no company has made a big global success like Starbucks did. In fact, Starbucks is the most favorite coffee brand not only in the U.S, but also in the world. The book “Pour Your Heart Into It” was well written by the former chairman and C.E.O of Starbucks - Howard Schultz narrated his personal life along with all good and bad times of Starbucks in building a business.
Under the new leadership and organizational move, the company will transition to a new three-region organizational structure that is hopeful to produce optimization and speed going forward. In each region, a president is appointed and they all will report to Howard Schultz, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Starbucks Coffee Company ("Starbucks announces new," July). Although this expansion is sure to help add on to the building momentum of the company, I think the organizational structure is typical of many successful companies. I wanted to examine a company that has garnered success with more of an unorthodox structure and Whole Foods is
Financial Statement Analysis Starbucks Vs. Caribou Coffee By: Dan Polak 2/21/11 Which is the better investment? When choosing a company to invest in, it is best to avoid brand name bias and choose the company that, according to its books, is the most efficient and profitable. While Starbucks is the famous brand name, it is also clearly the better company. Not only is it the international fresh brew behemoth, but, year by year, it never ceases to prove just how much the world, especially Americans, love their fresh cup of coffee and how much they’re willing to pay for it. When analyzing the four financial statements, it is easy to see that Starbucks triumphs over Caribou in almost any statistic or ratio.
Running Head: Starbucks Strategic Initiative Starbucks Strategic Initiative Introduction Starbucks Coffee Company has not been immune to the current economic downfall. Once basking in unwavering success, Starbucks now faces the challenge of retaining its customer base, which in the wake of economic struggle, has begun purchasing their coffee from less expensive competitors. Starbucks Coffee Company has wisely taken steps in their most recent annual meeting to address the issues of losing business and customers via numerous strategic planning initiatives. In the following paper, we will briefly detail two strategic planning initiatives enacted by Starbucks Corporation, as well as how such initiatives impact the company’s financial planning. Strategic Planning During Starbucks Coffee Company’s annual meeting, a series of innovative customer-facing initiatives were unveiled.
Starbuck Corporation is a leading coffee retailer with more than 18,000 stores in 62 countries and is considered one of the World Most Ethical companies according to Ethic sphere Institute for the 8th year in a row (website from Blackboard).Starbucks describes their corporate social responsibility as a way they conduct their business to produce social, environmental and economic benefits to the communities (Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Report). Starbucks Corporation Morally Responsible towards Consumer Starbuck commitment is not just to the highest quality of coffee in the world, it is to the doing the right thing when in regards to their consumers, their employees and their environment. Starbucks moral behaviors toward the consumes, is pretty simple to identify in the company’s mission statement, “to inspire and nurture the human spirit–one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time” (Starbucks Company Profile). Starbuck is also committed to provide profitably and offer varieties of exceptional products like coffee, teas, handcrafted beverages, fresh food and ready to go drinks for consumer to enjoy in store, at home and on the go. Starbuck aslo offers low calories quality products that does contain and artificial flavors, dyes or high fructose syrups.
Ceje Davis American Intercontinental University Unit 5 Individual Project MKTG 205 – Principles of Marketing 12/14/2014 Abstract Starbucks Incorporated has become a regular from the coffee shop to your own home, and even across the world. The company wide marketing as worked for the last 30 years and will continue to grow as coffee becomes more popular around the world. Starbucks Incorporated Introduction Starbucks is an international coffeehouse franchise company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. It is the world’s largest coffeehouse and coffee chain with 11,500 stores in the United States, and more than 20,000 stores worldwide in 55 countries. Starbucks locations serve hot and cold beverages, whole-bean coffee, micro- ground instant coffee, full leaf teas, pastries, and snacks.