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Why Scooter’s Coffee believes speed is key to its growth

A Deeper Dive: Company President Joe Thornton joins the podcast to discuss Scooter's and its role in a rapidly changing beverage category.

Marketing

Consumers are apparently consuming a lot of pumpkin drinks

Starbucks had the best week in its history after introducing its fall menu and Dunkin’ had stronger traffic, too.

The Bottom Line: The coffee giant has changed top executives and its operating structure, increased pay and benefits, and promises major new equipment upgrades. Here’s a rundown.

The coffee giant will add new equipment, training and employment benefits to improve efficiency and generate more sales. But it also plans to build another 2,000 domestic locations.

The coffee giant will integrate non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, into Starbucks Rewards, which will give customers new ways to engage with the brand.

The Bottom Line: Interim CEO Howard Schultz says the company’s coffee shops are over-capacity. Sales numbers suggest he has a point.

The Bottom Line: In naming Laxman Narasimhan to be its next chief executive, Starbucks shows just how much it believes change is needed.

The coffee giant unveiled its fall menu, including the new Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, which goes on sale starting Tuesday. Here are some notable facts about the menu.

The drive-thru beverage chain’s same-store sales have been hurt by its aggressive building strategy. But it says it is building overall coffee market share by preventing long lines and poor service.

Companies like Dunkin', Krispy Kreme, 7-Eleven and Jamba are getting a jump on fall by introducing their products with the iconic flavor earlier than ever. Why the rush?

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