Caribou Coffee

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March 2014

More quick-serve concepts are capitalizing on regional flair to make customers feel at home.

Caribou Coffee, the Minneapolis-based specialty beverage concept, is doubling down on its investment in franchisees with a technology revamp. The brand turned to FranConnect for an innovative, high-tech franchise management solution that connects corporate employees to Caribou’s vast...

Caribou Coffee announces the launch of its new loyalty program, Caribou Perks, created to enhance the overall guest experience at Caribou coffeehouses nationwide and reward the brand's passionate fans. Through this program, Caribou guests will be able to enjoy...

Step into the former Caribou Coffee unit in Olde Raleigh, North Carolina, and you’ll catch a whiff of something unexpected: the scent of fresh-baked bagels and muffins. ­That’s because the Duraleigh Road location is now home to a Caribou and a Bruegger’s in one cobranded...

Caribou Coffee announced that for the first time ever this holiday season, it will be partnering with Faribault Woolen Mill Co., a historic mill in Minnesota established in 1865, to provide fans with luxury items that are not only serve as holiday gifts, but are also a piece of history.

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Caribou Coffee and Bruegger’s Bagels have developed new co-branded locations to bring the best of both brands with greater convenience to Minnesota and soon-to-be national guests. On November 15, the companies will open two stores in the Twin Cities, allowing guests to enjoy the highest...

October 2013

Baked goods have been a staple in the quick-serve industry for decades, but innovation in the space has boomed as several operators step up their a.m. offerings to compete in that increasingly lucrative daypart.

Coffee concepts are a natural fit for baked goods. In addition to a morning...

Caribou Coffee announced that it will continue its support of those impacted by breast cancer through its 18th annual Caribou Coffee Amy's Blend program. A tribute to Caribou's original roastmaster, Amy Erickson, who lost her battle with breast...

In most cases, being two-faced isn’t seen in a positive light. But Joh. A. Benckiser, parent company of coffee brands Caribou Coffee and Peet’s Coffee & Tea, is hoping  its latest announcement—and its decision to play both sides of the coin—is an exception.

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Caribou Coffee Company Inc. announced that it is joining forces with Project 7 and its fans this April to make a difference around the world. As the first major U.S. coffeehouse to source all coffees and espresso from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms, Caribou Coffee is equally committed to...

Caribou Coffee Company, a brand committed to providing premium food and drink experiences, is serving two new beverages in its coffeehouses across the country.

The limited-time-only additions to Caribou's menu—Biscotti Mocha and Cafe Milan Latte—were created to inspire...

December 2012

We love our coffee in the U.S.

Whether the java is hot or cold, plain or flavored, we’re guzzling, sipping, gulping, and otherwise downing north of 400 million cups of Joe every day. In fact, a survey from the National Coffee Association (NCA) indicates that coffee has moved ahead...

Caribou Coffee Company, the second-largest company-owned premium coffeehouse operator in the United States based on the number of units, and the Joh. A. Benckiser Group (JAB) announced a definitive merger agreement under which an affiliate of JAB will acquire Caribou for $16 per share in cash,...

Caribou Coffee Company, the second-largest company-operated premium coffeehouse retailer in the United States, announced it will be expanding its retail and commercial footprint in the Chicago area by teaming up with Jewel-Osco, the city's market-leading grocery chain. 

Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. announced that Leigh Anne Snider is joining the company as its senior vice president of retail operations. Effective July 9, 2012, Snider will work closely with company CEO Mike Tattersfield to drive Caribou's overall domestic day-to-day operating activities,...

Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. announced the latest addition to its Washington, D.C. area family: a new coffeehouse located in Vienna, Virginia, in Fairfax County. With this opening, Caribou Coffee will introduce its distinctive beverages and warm and inviting coffeehouse environment to the Vienna...

Caribou Coffee closed 2011 on a high note, announcing that the company had achieved its goal of sourcing 100 percent of its coffee and espresso from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.

The Minneapolis-based company is the first major U.S. coffee brand to reach that mark.

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Caribou Coffee today announced the launch of two new coffees, carefully crafted to bring coffee drinkers the broadest spectrum of flavors available to match their personal tastes.

Starlight and Eclipse round out Caribou's full lineup of flavor profiles, and are the first permanent...

OpenDNS today announced Caribou Coffee Company has deployed OpenDNS Enterprise to secure the free public Wi-Fi it offers at more than 400 locations.

Caribou Coffee, which has rapidly grown to become the...

Caribou Coffee announced that all coffees and espresso are now sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms, making it the first major U.S. coffeehouse to reach this sustainable achievement.

Rainforest Alliance Certified farms meet the comprehensive standards of the Sustainable...

Caribou Coffee announced that the company is initiating a wave of new store openings and existing store revamps within the Chicago market, part of a larger campaign to reintroduce the brand to residents with a customized, Chicago-centric look and feel.