Starbucks temporarily closed many stores in New York, how far can intelligent coffee robots go?
Time:
2021-01-19

Recently, overseas netizens posted on social media that some people who wanted to buy coffee from Starbucks in New York found that the nearby Starbucks was closed. A photo shows a Starbucks store on New York's Upper West Side with a 'temporarily closed' notice in the window.

Starbucks temporarily closed many stores in New York, how far can intelligent coffee robots go?


The sign said, 'Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. We are working to reopen our stores as soon as possible.'


But as of now, the notice does not specify the reason for the closure.


Separately, sources say Starbucks closed the stores out of an abundance of caution due to planned protests in New York City, which Starbucks explained: many employees live in the suburbs and would likely be stranded at home if public transportation was disrupted by an outbreak of protests.


Starbucks temporarily closed many stores in New York, how far can intelligent coffee robots go?


At the beginning of the outbreak just this past year, Starbucks in the U.S. announced that some of its stores were operating.

On March 24, 2020, the U.S. chain announced in a statement that Starbucks was temporarily closing most of its stores in the U.S. and Canada, offering only carryout or take-out services.

Under the weight of the epidemic, Starbucks, whose profitability was not optimistic, had to urgently close 200 existing stores in Canada and cut the number of new store openings to about 300. Subsequently, Starbucks stock plummeted and its market value evaporated by $5 billion (equivalent to about RMB 35 billion).

In June 2020, Starbucks sent another 'red flag': it said it planned to close 400 stores in the next 18 months, when it said it planned to close 200 stores in Canada over the next two years even after resuming operations following the COVID-19 outbreak.

On October 30, 2020, the global coffee chain Starbucks released its fourth quarter earnings and full fiscal year results, but the data showed that compared to the same period last year, profits were 'cut', and in terms of operational data, global same-store sales plummeted 9%, coupled with the impact of the epidemic, Starbucks said it closed 200 stores in the U.S. and Canada again to cut operating costs.

Smart coffee robots, the next windfall of the unmanned economy

According to CBS, China's coffee consumption has almost doubled in the past four years, and coffee imports are growing by 16 percent annually. The country's demand for coffee is substantial, and if we rely solely on the development of physical stores is not enough to support the huge consumer demand.

Starbucks temporarily closed many stores in New York, how far can intelligent coffee robots go?


With the development and popularity of the Internet of Things economy, more people are aiming at the intelligent field, at the forefront of consumption of unmanned intelligent coffee machines, on the one hand, to save rent and labor costs, on the other hand, the coverage is wide, there is no limit to the number of stores, becoming one of the directions of future coffee development.


Starbucks temporarily closed many stores in New York, how far can intelligent coffee robots go?


COFE+ robot coffee kiosk is different from ordinary self-vending coffee machines, in addition to achieving 365 days a year, 24 hours a day unattended service, it is fully enclosed bacteria-free and dust-free, intelligent high-temperature sterilization and cleaning, the use of fresh milk, instant ice, cups of freshly ground, can provide more than 50 flavors, 2 kinds of coffee beans, 8 kinds of toppings and other personalized options. The coffee made by robots instead of people throughout the process, tastes almost the same as the famous physical coffee shops, tastes good but not expensive, and businesses have more scenarios to choose from, such as, high speed train stations, airports, shopping malls, schools, office buildings, etc. Through fragmented scenarios, it reaches customers frequently, improves efficiency and has more trading opportunities.


Starbucks temporarily closed many stores in New York, how far can intelligent coffee robots go?


In the West Yan'an Road subway station, seeing such a powerful robot coffee kiosk, many people will stop and stop to watch how the robot makes coffee, consumers said, 'It's amazing, surprised at the powerful function of the robot barista, and actually can make such coffee.'


'We not only have the common Americano, latte, mocha and other classic coffee, but also dry and wet cappuccino, French Ore and other national flavors, matcha, milk chocolate and other drinks, and can be personalized to taste.' According to the person in charge of COFE+ coffee robot 'We launched the first generation of this intelligent coffee kiosk in 18 years, this is already our fourth generation of products, three years to sharpen the four swords, we have been innovating.'


Starbucks temporarily closed many stores in New York, how far can intelligent coffee robots go?


Starbucks temporarily closed many stores in New York, how far can intelligent coffee robots go?


Many people may ask: the emergence of robotic coffee kiosks, for the physical stores of the coffee shop whether there is an impact, in this regard, COFE + robot coffee kiosk R & D company Shanghai Helium Dolphin Technology founder said: 'and automatic brewing coffee machine is different, robot coffee kiosk instant grinding, freshly made, it is similar to the artificial coffee shop operation process, but more secure and accurate than. '


Starbucks temporarily closed many stores in New York, how far can intelligent coffee robots go?


The future of the unmanned economy is bright, based on artificial intelligence + Internet of Things + Internet robot coffee kiosk COFE + such an unmanned store model, greatly improving the user experience, may become the next windfall of the unmanned economy, can be applied in all walks of life to upgrade the evolution.