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You Can Renew the Founder’s Mentality, Says Author Chris Zook

“Once your company is no longer small it tends to accumulate bureaucracy and you begin to lose the founder’s mentality,” says Chris Zook, author of “The Founders Mentality.” “That is the paradox of growth. Growth creates complexity and complexity is the silent killer of profitable growth. Complexity is also the silent killer of our lives …

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Progressive web apps (PWAs) for SEO: Benefits, stats, examples

The last couple of years have made a few things very clear. If you have a business online, you need to make it your business to be mobile-first. Second, your mobile experience needs to be smooth and frictionless if you want it to translate into dollars. Lastly, smartphone users are super fickle and despite downloading …

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18 companies with brilliant digital strategies – Econsultancy

Amongst the Econsultancy blog team, we certainly have our favourite companies as far as digital ambition and execution are concerned. There’s a lot to choose from, but here are 18 we think are digital trailblazers. A lot of them are big retail companies and many are born digital but not all of them. Feel free …

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Starbucks Coming Out on Top in China, Says CEO

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson isn’t worried about competitors in the fast-growing coffee market in China. He says that competition is actually broadening the addressable market by introducing tea drinking Chinese to coffee. Starbucks has nearly 3,700 stores in China already and is generating double-digit transaction growth. For Starbucks, their growth in China and around the …

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Cannabis Triple Venti at Starbucks?

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson says that cannabis-infused beverages are not on the roadmap. However, he seems open to that possibility in the future. “You can’t get a cannabis triple venti today,” said Johnson in an interview on CNBC. “Certainly we’re well aware of what’s happening around CBD and THC and all the trends in the …

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Starbucks Dramatically Increased Used of AI-Powered Customer Insights to Drive Growth, Says CEO

Starbucks has dramatically increased the use of AI-powered customer insights to drive growth, says Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson. During the most recent holiday season, Starbucks made data-driven decisions on a variety of items from the type of holiday cups they were offering to how they promoted gift cards, all designed to increase sales. Johnson credits …

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Starbucks Delivery via Uber Eats Goes National After Seeing Higher Average Sales

Based on a successful delivery trial in China via Alibaba and Uber Eats in Miami, Starbucks has announced that they are adding delivery nationwide. Starbucks COO Rosalind Brewer says they are still looking at the total cost of delivery very “carefully” but they are emboldened by the higher average sale with delivery orders. Rosalind Brewer, …

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Why Starbucks’ Facebook group for ‘PSL’ lovers is a lesson for brand marketers

People are serious about the pumpkin spice latte (PSL). So much so that this year, Starbucks has launched a members-only Facebook group to foster love and appreciation for its famous seasonal drink. The ‘Leaf Rakers Society’, as it’s called, currently has over 27,200 members. But, with no advertising involved and a rather niche subject matter …

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How to grow your creative business using ‘tasters’ – Red Lemon Club

You’ve probably been in a Starbucks when they hand out free pieces of cakes, or shots of drinks tasters. Why do they bother?  Doesn’t a massive brand like Starbucks merely have to open its doors to get paid? For most of its income yes. But even large companies see the tremendous value in having a …

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Business Service Companies: Learn from Starbucks How to Treat Customers

“I’ll have a venti latte, triple shot, coconut milk, with a sprinkle of cinnamon.” If you frequent Starbucks, you’ve probably heard other customers give complex orders like this. Maybe you give them yourself. Do Starbucks’ customers blink at the verbal gymnastics some customers perform just to get their cuppa joe? Not at all. In fact, …

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Location And Branding: Customer Experience At Its Best

Use Your Location To Improve Your Brand And Business Ever thought about how your physical location reflects on your brand and your business? Or did you rent the first available place you could afford without thinking about the marketing implications? Be honest. I know other factors are much higher up your real estate requirements list. …

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