Caribou Coffee

Caribou and Bruegger’s Open 3rd Cobranded Unit in NC

A rendering of the Caribou-Bruegger's location in Minneapolis.

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 space.

While the two brands have long shared history—the first Caribou Coffee opened in Edina, Minnesota, in 1992, with a door that connected it to an existing Bruegger’s Bagels—the Olde Raleigh unit is only the third of its kind, with the first two cobrands located in Minneapolis.

Caribou Joins Minnesota Wool Mill to Sell Holiday Gifts

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.

With strong regional ties and a commitment to quality and artistry, these two Minnesota-based brands will offer Caribou guests this first-ever cobranded holiday collection, which speaks to the companies' shared values of community and tradition.

Caribou and Bruegger’s Partner for Co-Branded Locations

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 quality coffees along with fresh-baked bagels and more, all in one place in a single transaction.

Morning Comforts

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 cup of java, many customers anticipate a variety of baked breakfast items behind the bakery glass case, from syrupy sweet cinnamon rolls to savory crusted quiche.

Caribou Continues 18-Year Fight Against Breast Cancer

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 cancer in 1995, the company hopes to address the common needs of those impacted by the disease with this year's unique merchandise collection and interactive social campaign.


Caribou Fans To Get a Taste of Something New: Peet's

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.

The company announced that it would close 80 underperforming Caribou units this month, while at the same time converting an additional 88 locations into Peet’s Coffee & Tea stores.

Caribou Coffee's New Mission: 'Save the Earth'

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 operating practices that promote sustainability and environmental protection.

Caribou Adds LTOs, 3-D Billboard, and New TV Spot

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 Caribou fans to enjoy all life has to offer, fueled by unique coffee experiences.

On March 4, Caribou began serving the rich Biscotti Mocha and Cafe Milan Latte drinks, made from the premium ingredients that the company has become known for.

Java Jive

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 of soft drinks as the most popular U.S. beverage, enjoyed by an estimated 73 percent of consumers at least once a week in early 2012.

Caribou Coffee Merges with Joh. A. Benckiser for $340M

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, or a total of approximately $340.

The agreement, which has been unanimously approved by Caribou's independent directors, represents a premium of approximately 30 percent over Caribou's closing stock price on December 14, 2012, the last trading day prior to the announcement.