Caribou Coffee closing underperforming stores.
The Barrington Caribou Coffee, which just opened last summer as a kiosk at Jewel-Osco, will close this Sunday, April 14, at noon, according to a store employee. The Barrington store is among 80 Caribou Coffee stores that will close nationwide. The Minneapolis-based chain was taken private in a $340 million deal with Joh. A. Benkiser, a German investment company, this year, according to the Chicago Tribune. The new owner will close 80 stores, and convert another 88 into Peet's Coffee & Tea. The Long Grove Caribou, which just opened in December, is one of the coffee shops which will remain open and convert to a Peet's, according a store employee.
The coffee shop will soon open in Barrington's Jewel-Osco.
Things are really coming along at the new Caribou Coffee kiosk, scheduled to open soon at Jewel-Osco. The coffee shop should be open to the public in the coming weeks.
The coffee chain will be located in the front of the grocery store.
Jewel-Osco customers will soon have another reason to shop at the local grocer. Caribou Coffee is moving in. The national coffee retailer will be occupying a kiosk in the store near the new bakery section. The Barrington Jewel-Osco is one of only three stores in the Chicago area where the coffee chain is testing kiosk stores. Caribou is expected to open inside of Jewel-Osco in the next 30 to 60 days. “It will be good for the community to have more options,” Economic and Community Development Director Peg Blanchard said. “It’s great to keep sales dollars in the community instead of having people go elsewhere,” she said. The Caribou Coffee will have a full seating area with free WiFi for customers to enjoy. The new Caribou isn’t the only …