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Starbucks

Starbuck's Shuttering of La Boulange stores in SF Bay Area No Surprise

Starbuck’s Shuttering of La Boulange stores in SF Bay Area No Surprise

The $100 million acquisition now looks so clearly what many expected from the start. That the coffee giant cared less about anything La Boulange offered than a brand name and a bit of added cache to the chain’s superbly boring pastries and fresh food.  Today they have a new brand, but the products are as […]

Is Peet's Coffee A Billion Dollar Baby?

Is Peet’s Coffee A Billion Dollar Baby?

While some  believe Peet’s is a sweet billion dollar deal for the German JAB Holdings, NBN has some doubts.  Yet the price for Peet’s might get even higher. Bloomberg News reported that some investors think Starbucks is considering making a rival bid to keep the Northern Californian based coffee company from making the struggling coffee giant’s headaches even […]

Go Organic!! Campaign Gets More Ooomph

As anyone who is on this site knows, organic is the new Starbucks, the new “It Girl”, and while it has profit-hungry supermarkets looking for new ways to reach customers, it still isn’t on everyone’s dinner table or even on their brain.So while the fourth year of the Go Organic! campaign is no longer the […]

Coca-Cola Buys 40% Share of Honest Tea

When we first heard the news that Honest Tea and Coke we’re merging we thought “Oh no, Coke will ruin them.” Then we reread the release and were relieved, learning that at least for now, Coke just bought 40%. Furthermore, we thought, who wouldn’t want the opportunity to grow their business with that kind of […]