Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Nestle and Starbucks Partnership is Full of Flavor

Foodservice Solutions®, Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson reminds regular readers of this blog that partnerships matter. Two of the most successful international companies Starbucks and Nestlé are introducing Starbucks by Nespresso, the first product jointly developed since the companies formed the Global Coffee Alliance/Partnership in August 2018 elevating a ‘new electricity’ for each brand.
Every coffee pod combines the high-quality, 100 percent arabica Starbucks coffee that customers know and love with the premium at-home coffee experience of Nespresso delivering on a promise of full-flavor.
Tony Matta, president of Nestlé Starbucks Coffee stated “Starbucks by Nespresso is a product that we have been very excited about since the formation of the Global Coffee Alliance,” .. “Within this partnership, we are constantly searching for ways to elevate the at-home experience, and Starbucks by Nespresso is the perfect way to bring a new, exciting coffee experience into the homes of our customers.”
Focusing on consumers desires Starbucks and Nespresso share a commitment to sustainability. These capsules are made of aluminum and are recyclable as a part of the Nespresso recycling program.  In addition, the coffee is made with 100 percent high-quality arabica coffee, ethically sourced adhering to Starbucks C.A.F.E. Practices.  These coffee capsules can be found on, and starting in early May. Is your brand is searching for the new electricity to help drive the brand forward.
So, just what is your brands new electricity? According to Johnson, “Brand relevance is in part driven with innovation in new food products in combination with new avenues of distribution all of which are the platform for the new electricity.”
Johnson stated “that in my minds-eye the new electricity must be very efficient for the supply and includes such things as fresh foods, free food / sampling, beer, developing brands, unique urban clothing, grocerant positioning, Fresh food messaging, autonomous delivery, cashier-less retail, plates, glasses, cash-less payments, digital hand-held marketing.
All retailers to survive the next generation of retail must embrace the artificial intelligence revolution while simultaneously embracing fresh food that is portable, fresh, with differentiation that is familiar not different
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