REAL ESTATE

Starbucks continues Evolution Fresh expansion

BY Dan Berthiaume

Seattle – Starbucks is expanding its Evolution Fresh cold-pressed juice to more than 360 corporate stores in the Chicago and greater Midwest areas. This brings the total number of Starbucks locations and grocery stores offering Evolution Fresh products to more than 9,000 across the U.S.

In addition to Chicago, other areas receiving Midwest distribution include most of Illinois, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Cleveland. Following the expansion of Evolution Fresh juices in Chicago and greater Midwest Starbucks stores, the brand plans to continue nationwide distribution of Evolution Fresh through U.S. company-operated Starbucks stores throughout 2014.

“We’ve been looking forward to introducing Evolution Fresh juices in Chicago area Starbucks stores and anticipate enthusiastic customer support,” said Chris Bruzzo, senior VP and general manager for Evolution Fresh. “With the opening of our new state-of-the art juicery this past October, we have been able to quadruple the production of Evolution Fresh cold-pressed juices, allowing for greater distribution and accessibility to on-the-go nutrition for our customers.”

keyboard_arrow_downCOMMENTS

Leave a Reply

No comments found

TRENDING STORIES

Polls

Are you hiring seasonal employees this year?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
REAL ESTATE

Tim Hortons to open 300 U.S. stores by 2018

BY Dan Berthiaume

Oakville, Canada – Tim Hortons is unveiling a strategic four-year growth plan for 2014-2018 called “Winning in the New Era.” The plan, which has specific segments for the Canada, U.S., and international markets, includes the opening of 300 new U.S. locations by 2018.

In addition to store expansion, the chain’s plan for the United States includes driving average unit volumes in existing restaurants and pursuing traditional franchising development. The company has signed its first development agreements consistent with this strategy, with close to 100 (mix of standard and non-standard) units over the next five years in: St. Louis, (40); Youngstown, Ohio, 25 (all non-standard to complement existing development); Fort Wayne, Ind. (15) and Fargo and Minot, N.D. (15).

In Canada, Tim Hortons said it will use technology to aggregate customer insights and connect and transact with them in new and innovative ways, deliver differentiated innovation in products and services using customer insights to anticipate and act upon evolving needs and expectations, narrow the gap between average check and the sector average, and open approximately 500 new net locations by 2018.

Internationally, Tim Hortons plans to expand up to 225 new locations in the Gulf Cooperation Council, refine existing market research, business assessments and views on market opportunities, and prioritize markets and develop due diligence to position itself to enter new international markets in 2015.

"We are setting out to be bold, different and daring,” said Marc Caira, president and CEO of Tim Hortons. “We envision a Tim Hortons that is one of the industry’s most consumer-centric brands, leveraging technology to build our understanding of emerging consumer insights and to connect with them in new and innovative ways. We are focusing on flawless execution and creating the ultimate guest experience. We are asserting our coffee and food leadership, simplifying our operations and pursuing differentiated innovation. Our team is aligned, focused and committed to strong execution and market leadership.”

keyboard_arrow_downCOMMENTS

Leave a Reply

P.Siegel says:
Feb-26-2014 02:01 pm

This is good news! In my regular travels into and across Canada, Tim Horton's was always the place to stop for reliable, tasty and reasonably priced meals. Paul Siegel Cleveland,Ohio

TRENDING STORIES

Polls

Are you hiring seasonal employees this year?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
REAL ESTATE

Dick’s Sporting Goods to open in Panama City, Fla.

BY Dan Berthiaume

Pittsburgh – Dick’s Sporting Goods opens a new store in Panama City Beach, Fla., on March 7. The store will be located at Pier Park North and will be the retailer’s 25th store in the state of Florida and its 559th nationwide.

"We’re excited to be joining Panama City Beach with the opening of our newest location," said Lauren Hobart, senior VP & chief marketing officer, Dick’s Sporting Goods. "We look forward to offering the finest quality products and a team of associates that is dedicated to exceptional customer service."

keyboard_arrow_downCOMMENTS

Leave a Reply

No comments found

TRENDING STORIES

Polls

Are you hiring seasonal employees this year?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...