The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) has announced the Coffee Retail Summit (retail.sca.coffe), a new free virtual event and resource library for coffee retail businesses.
Offered twice in its first year, the Coffee Retail Summit will take place April 13-14, 2021, in the US Pacific time zone.
Over two days, the SCA will host a series of live lectures and discussions aimed at providing coffee retail chains and coffee shops with the information they need to manage the myriad challenges facing their businesses today. These will gather the latest in community insights, scientific best practices and market research as they explore topics focused on continuing to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, the business of coffee and the changing consumer experience.
Launching alongside the free two-day virtual event is a new online resource library filled with valuable content. Visitors will be able to find previously paywalled research alongside relevant lectures, podcasts, presentations and compelling writing that will help coffee retail businesses face the challenges ahead.
“The launch of the Coffee Retail Summit is particularly exciting for us as it marks the release of yet another project we have spent the past year developing in response to what we have heard from our industry,” says Yannis Apostolopoulos, Chief Executive Officer of the SCA. “It puts the spotlight directly on the coffee retail business sector, a group that faced increasing challenges even before the pandemic hit and represents our efforts to continue to decrease the number of barriers to access knowledge and resources within the global specialty coffee community.”