Starbucks Adds Incentive for Customers To Bring Their Own Cups

Starbucks Coffee Company is allowing customers to bring their own reusable cup when ordering in the drive-thru, in the café, or with the app.

All company-owned stores and participating licensed Starbucks have implemented the program, which is part of Starbucks’ sustainability commitment to reduce waste by 50% by the year 2030.

Customers receive a ten-cent discount and a member reward of 25 Bonus Stars for bringing their own cup. Starbucks is the first national coffee chain in the United States to allow customers […]

By |2024-01-27T06:40:02+00:00January 26, 2024|Tags: , , , |

New Convenience Store Designs

The layouts of convenience stores (c-stores) are changing. Much of this change in layout results from location constraints or desired changes in traditional c-store strategy.

Four new types of c-store layouts are gaining popularity: two-stories, food-focused, frictionless, and unstaffed micro-markets or micro-stores.

The two-story c-store allows for more space on smaller lots, and provides separate zones for different customers (e.g., truckers).

The food-focused c-store adds a focus on food. Many traditional c-stores are looking to add traffic and move towards a travel center […]

By |2024-01-24T04:40:14+00:00January 24, 2024|Tags: , , |

Best Value at Airport Security: TSA PreCheck, Clear, or Regular Line?

Which line to choose? There is no easy answer.

We all wish we could skip airport security lines. Yet, they are a necessity. Passengers now have several options to make the experience less “painful,” but these options have themselves become paint points. People pay a fee for TSA PreCheck and an even higher fee for Clear (see earlier post). Recently, the benefits offered by these two programs have become less obvious for passengers with high expectations. Knowledge of […]

Clothing Rental Is the New Fashion Trend

Clothing Rental Business Nuuly Beat Expectations.

Urban Outfitters went all in with Nuuly, its clothing rental business. Betting on the appeal of trendiness and sustainability to its young customer base, the group decided to use its large resources and extensive brand network to offer an impressive inventory of clothing to wear at work, in the street, at home, and on special occasions. According to the company, the opportunities for success far outweigh the risks.


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