A Coffee Empire Grows, as Panera is Sold to JAB Holding Company

Over the last several years, a European family business has spent more than $40 billion assembling a coffee empire.

JAB Holding Company has acquired the American brands Peet’s Coffee, Caribou Coffee and Keurig Green Mountain, all since 2012.

It also took over the European coffee giants like D.E. Master Blenders 1753 including Jacob Douwe Egberts, as well as high-end coffee retailers like Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Intelligentsia, and brands like Gevalia, Tully’s and Moccona.

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