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Avoid these 6 recipes for business disaster
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We are all looking for a recipe for business success that is easy to follow. But what if instead there was a recipe for disaster? Why would anyone want to know the formula for failure? Because you may be blind to the fact you are already following it, at least in part. And if you know the ingredients to avoid, you'll save your business before it's too late. Avoid these six recipes for disaster and your odds of success will increase dramatically. More


The Indiana Jones of coffee
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Tim Schilling trudged through the African wilderness, trailing a barefoot tribeswoman named Nyameron. A sort of Indiana Jones of coffee, Schilling, 59 years old, was seeking wild strains of coffea Arabica, the fragrant beans used to make most of the world's lattes and cappuccinos. The Texas A&M University agronomist heads World Coffee Research, a nonprofit financed by Folgers coffee maker J.M. Smucker Co., Peet's Coffee & Tea Inc. and others. More

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Research: Coffee machine at the center of office productivity
Business Wire via Enhance Online News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There has been much speculation lately about high-tech companies putting a big focus, and floor space, on beverage and snack areas, but new research is proving these "recharging" areas improve workplace productivity too. More

Kona coffee industry at odds over new Hawaii law
The Associated Press via Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A group of mostly small-scale Kona coffee farmers wants to alert consumers that a new state law could affect the quality of Hawaii's premier specialty crop. The Kona Coffee Farmers Association was dealt a massive setback when the governor enacted a law recently that the group claims takes away protections against counterfeiting Hawaii-grown coffee. More

Peet's Coffee & Tea going private for $977.6 million
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Peet's Coffee & Tea is being taken private for approximately $977.6 million. German conglomerate Joh. A. Benckiser will pay $73.50 per share, which is a 29 percent premium to Peet's latest closing stock price of $57.16. The companies put the deal's total value at about $1 billion. More

Starbucks diversifies brand to catch latest food trends
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Juice is not the only way Starbucks is limiting its total exposure to the specialty coffee business: The firm recently bought La Boulange, a bakery chain based in San Francisco, that will begin providing baked goods to Starbucks cafes and open additional bakeries in the Pacific Northwest. Additionally, the company plans to open its first Tazo Tea Shop in Seattle. More

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Big changes brew in vending industry with a new breed of machines
The Times Picayune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Three quarters and you can get a can of soda from a typical vending machine. But with evolving technology, the vending machine industry is investing in better machines that can bundle purchases and let an individual pay with a credit card. More

Industry applauds menu labeling reform legislation
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New federal menu labeling regulations that many consider oppressive — and which pose an unreasonable burden on many businesses, particularly convenience stores — could be replaced with more targeted rules under legislation introduced in a news conference Tuesday by U.S. Representative John Carter, R.-Texas. The regulations would require chain restaurants, "similar retail food establishments," and vending machines with 20 or more locations to provide specific nutritional information, including calorie-counts on menus, menu boards and drive-thru boards. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Reaching beyond coffee: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters supports Washington apple pickers
Business Wire via Enhanced Online News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For years, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. has awarded grants to improve the quality of life in coffee-growing communities around the world. Now, for the first time in the history of its philanthropic giving, the company has chosen to fund a non-coffee supply chain project within the U.S., with a $125,000 grant to the Madison House Youth and Community Center of Yakima, Wash. More

Seeking success by helping to feed the hungry
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A marketing giant is joining a publisher, a foundation and celebrities, among others, to fight hunger in the U.S. in a fresh example of an increasingly popular trend known as cause marketing — that is, seeking to do well by doing good. More

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