Cafe & Restaurant Starbucks x Alibaba's virtual store in China lets customers easily order ahead online

Coffee chain Starbucks partnered with Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba to create a virtual store in China, allowing customers to place online orders across Alibaba Group’s mobile apps, as well as the Starbucks app. Customers can also buy digital Starbucks gift cards via the ‘Say It with Starbucks’ option and earn rewards in the Starbucks Rewards program.

Food & Beverage Food Media Brand Eyes Brick-And-Mortar Cafes To Raise Its Profile

In an effort to expand consumer reach beyond recipes and videos, Tastemade is putting its name on cafes

Retail Starbucks' New Yosemite Park Cafe Is Met With Both Delight And Dismay

A new Starbucks provides convenience and caffeine to visitors, but to many it represents a trend of commercialism and 25,000 people petitioned to stop it from opening

Advertising Toyota's New Concept Store In Japan Is A Cafe And Car Share Showroom

With new car sales dipping 2 percent the past year in Japan, Toyota is making a move to connect with a younger crowd

Design Restoration Holdings Is Blurring The Lines Between Retail And Hospitality

RH blends the atmosphere of a restaurant with traditional retail experiences for customers interested in enjoying a meal after their retail therapy fix

Work Garage Office Concept Arises In NYC Storefront Pop-Up

The space reflects what a startup might need to create a flexible and functional work area

Design Brooklyn Navy Yard Gallery+Cafe Promotes Local Design And Makers

The space mixes information with caffeination to showcase Brooklyn makers

Retail Cafe's Robotic Barista Turns Out The Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Cafe X is a fully automated coffee shop in San Francisco that provides consistent and fast service

Fashion & Apparel Lululemon Flagship Store Mixes Coffee With Yoga

The workout apparel brand has added a healthy cafe to their largest European location

Retail Zagat's Cafe Offers Tiny Replicas Of Classic NYC Dishes

The restaurant rating service created buzz for its new guide and app by opening a tiny food cafe

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Former London Brownfield Site Transformed Into Diverse Leisure Area

Pop Brixton consists of workshops, cafes, bars, and exhibition spaces

Food & Beverage Brooklyn Cafe Lets Customers Pay By The Hour, Not By The Cup

Glasshour is an establishment that provides free coffee and pastries and charges for the time guests spend there

Food & Beverage McDonald's Opens An Upscale Cafe In Paris

At the fast food chain's new eatery diners will find macchiatos and macaroons instead of its signature burgers

Retail Moleskine Has Opened Its Own Branded Cafe

The hybrid eatery and gallery provides a physical place where people can sketch out their own ideas