Sarah Spiegel


Coffee and Bagel Brands




It was a quick trip to the top for Sarah Spiegel. After less than a year as chief operating officer and president of U.S. retail for Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels, Spiegel took over the helm in mid-summer, leading the nation’s second-largest retail coffee chain. Within weeks of her entry, Spiegel expanded the Brooklyn Center-based coffeehouse’s footprint by acquiring the 270-unit Bruegger’s Bagels. Given Caribou and Bruegger’s familiarity—the two first operated a co-branded space more than 20 years ago—Spiegel is well situated to bring about a new era of cohabited shops for Caribou, a subsidiary of Luxembourg-based JAB Holding Co.