DraftFcb

Stores & Spaces (159)

Stealth Starbucks

Stealth Starbucks

Starbucks has launched unbranded stores before, but the new ‘stealth’ unbranded coffee outpost in the flagship Macy’s New York store represents the first Starbucks coffeehouse experience that has been tailored for the specific needs of the store’s shoppers.

Why it matters

It’s a bold move to throw away equity and bury a brand name. Starbucks, however, is using it as an attempt to evolve with consumers. As premium codes change, the things that made Starbucks famous may also make it less interesting. This is an extreme case, but as people increasingly seek novelty, the tried-and-true often needs to change. Short of tossing out all brand equity, what are other ways to push our brands to evolve with consumer taste and still stand for something? How might creating small customised experiences, even for a big brand, show consumers a deeper understanding of the way they live?

Authenticity
Stores & Spaces
United States
  • home_top_nav_list
  • home_top_nav_list
  • home_top_nav_list
  • left_menu_category
  • most_viewed

Related articles

Welcome to the walk-in cookbook

Grocery chain Kochhaus in Berlin has implemented an extraordinary retail strategy. Instead of simply grouping common food types together, the store is entirely structured by meal recipes. At each ‘recipe stall’ customers get all the ingredients together with the cooking instructions so they can prepare their own meals at home.

Create
Escape
Germany
Instant Gratification
Stores & Spaces
 
Everywhere ad space

Bus stops are to be transformed into works of art in a London-wide design project. Digital artist Alfie Dennen has designed a computer programme to create images for the tops of bus shelters after being inspired by attempts to beautify the roofs on his local route. Dennen says he wants to provide a canvas to allow Londoners and communities to tell their stories to thousands of passengers every day.

Significance
Stores & Spaces
United Kingdom