How Luckin Coffee Can Beat Starbucks in China (Pt 2 of 3)

In Part 1, I detailed my visits to several Luckin Coffee outlets. This is an aggressive start-up that is opening striving to beat Starbucks in retail coffee in China. So my question for Part 2 is: can they do it? Let me rephrase that: Could Luckin Coffee take 20% of Starbucks’s current China business? And […]

Why the Ownership of McDonalds China Should Scare KFC China (i.e., Yum!)

McDonalds China was 80% sold (franchised really) to the Carlyle Group, Citic Capital and Citic Group. And the sale was shortly after the spin-off of Yum! China (i.e., KFC and Pizza Hut). But there is a big difference in ownership between the two. And my take is this should scare Yum! China. Here’s why: Point […]