Caribou Coffee names John Butcher CEO

Caribou Coffee has appointed John Butcher as president & CEO of the company.

Butcher has served as President of Caribou Coffee since joining the company in June of 2017.

“Since John joined our company, we’ve witnessed an increased focus on Caribou’s people and culture, resulting in quarter after-quarter performance gains and the highest guest satisfaction ratings we’ve ever seen at Caribou,” said Mike Tattersfield, Chairman, coffee & bagel brands.

“I am humbled and honored to lead such an iconic Midwestern brand,” said Butcher. “Every day at Caribou we have the opportunity to help people start their morning with an amazing, locally roasted cup of coffee and a great interaction. It’s a moment that can make a person’s day and I think that’s truly rewarding.”

Before coming to Caribou Coffee in 2017, Butcher spent 20 years at Minneapolis-based Target where he held a variety of merchandising and marketing leadership roles. Butcher graduated from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Butcher replaces Sarah Spiegel as president & CEO of Caribou Coffee.

New menu items

Caribou Coffee has also unveiled new menu items including the introduction of coconut milk as an alternative option for all beverages.

“Whether you have a sensitivity to dairy products or are trying to cut calories, coconut milk is a delicious alternative. Try some of our new delicious offerings, or try coconut milk in your go-to Caribou beverages,” said Jenifer Hagness, VP of marketing and product innovation.

The company has also added three new beverages to its lineup:

  • Cold Press Latte
  • Pomegranate Acai Tea Latte
  • Matcha Vanilla Tea Latte

All are available hot or iced.

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