In the vast landscape of the coffee industry, one name has been making headlines and capturing the attention of both consumers and investors alike - Luckin Coffee. Often referred to as "China's largest coffee chain," Luckin Coffee has not only achieved this prestigious title but has also overcome a tumultuous past, emerging from a significant scandal to become a thriving success story. In this article, we delve into the fascinating background story of Luckin Coffee, dissecting its incredible journey and unveiling the key strategies that propelled it to the forefront of China's coffee market, even surpassing global giant Starbucks.
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It's impossible to go to any yoga studio or walk around town today without noticing someone wearing Lululemon (NASDAQ: LULU). Yoga and fashion are practically linked to the Lululemon brand, which has evolved from a sportswear company to a lifestyle brand. How did Lulemon become a major apparel brand in the past few years, even surpassing Adidas to become the second largest sportswear brand in the world! What makes everyone spend over $100 on a pair of leggings? Here's a comprehensive look at the Lululemon brand.
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