Minneapolis-based Caribou Coffee, a subsidiary of JAB Holding Co., announced that John Butcher has been appointed president and chief executive officer. Butcher has served as president of Caribou Coffee since joining the company in June of 2017. 

"Since John joined our company, we've witnessed an increased focus on Caribou's people and culture, resulting in quarter after-quarter performance gains and the highest guest satisfaction ratings we've ever seen at Caribou," said Mike Tattersfield, chairman of coffee and bagel brands, in a statement.

Butcher added: "I am humbled and honored to lead such an iconic Midwestern brand. Every day at Caribou we have the opportunity to help people start their morning with an amazing, locally roasted cup of coffee and a great interaction. It's a moment that can make a person's day and I think that's truly rewarding."

Before coming to Caribou Coffee in 2017, Butcher spent 20 years at Minneapolis-based Target and held a variety of merchandising and marketing leadership roles including senior vice president of merchandising, beauty and dermstore; senior vice president of merchandising category roles; and senior vice president of merchandising at Target Canada Co. Butcher graduated from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.

Butcher replaces Sarah Spiegel as president and chief executive officer of Caribou Coffee.