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Posted by Dale Buss on May 8, 2013 07:21 PM
It just got more difficult to find a cup of coffee (and many other beverages) without Starbucks' imprint on it. The company vastly expanded its arrangement with an extension of its agreement with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, tripling the number of branded items made for Keurig single-serve coffee machines.
Starbucks saved analysts and journalists the trouble of evaluating the deal by calling it a "global single-serve coffee industry game changer" and a "win-win-win agreement for both companies and for premium coffee consumers around the world" in its press release.
Specifically, Starbucks will add new single-serve cup cartridges for Keurig machines under the Seattle's Best Coffee, Torrefazione Italia coffee, Teavana Teas and Starbucks Cocoa brands in addition to Starbucks branded coffees. Sales of Starbucks coffee K-Cup packs rose more than 75 percent in March compared with the prior year.Continue reading...
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Posted by Dale Buss on November 15, 2012 02:59 PM
Whatever you're sipping these days, Starbucks wants to be the brand you're sipping.
As richly as Starbucks brand has made its name on coffee, selling and evoking the world of coffee-growing, -processing and -drinking, it's the tea universe — with a wide variety of ingredients and flavors and functional purposes — that strikes many as much more intriguing these days. So in announcing its purchase of the Teavana tea chain, the company's biggest-ever acquisition, Starbucks is betting as much on being able to exploit the lore and learning about tea as it is in selling the beverage itself. "We will do for tea what we did for coffee," Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told the Wall Street Journal about the $620-million deal.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on November 15, 2012 09:04 AM
5-Hour Energy consumption cited for possible involvement in deaths.
Abercrombie & Fitch credits faster reaction times for bump in results.
BBC scrutiny continues as broadcaster celebrates 90th.
BP nears settlement with federal government on Gulf spill.
Best Buy battles skeptics with turnaround plans.
Checkers opens restaurant in a Walmart.
Chick-fil-A ranked No. 1 chicken chain in new survey.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on March 20, 2012 09:02 AM
Amazon acquires Kiva Systems for warehouse automation.
Apple sold 3 million new iPads in first 3 days, while legal handling of iPad China trademark dispute questioned, while app developers favor iOS platform.
AstraZeneca abandons experimental antidepressant.
Bed, Bath & Beyond deals with radioactive scare.
Cheesecake Factory revamps menu.
Chevron faces troubled waters after spill off Brazil.
Disney writes down John Carter as flop.
GM faces labor push-back in Europe.
Gap opens first store in South Africa.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on January 27, 2012 09:03 AM
BMW recalls SUVs that could roll away when parked.
Callaway Golf launches Las Vegas stunt promotion.
Caterpillar voices optimism about global economy and earnings.
Cold Stone Creamery gets sued by franchisees.
Eastman buys specialty-chemical peer Solutia.
Ener1 files for bankruptcy.
Ford is nicked by European losses.
Google spent $2 billion on acquisitions in 2011.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on September 1, 2011 08:56 AM
Amazon to release new album by Blondie as an exclusive.
Apple criticized for China supply chain pollution.
AT&T's T-Mobile setback seen as test case for tougher US antitrust limits.
BNY Mellon ousts chief in shake-up.
BP offices in Moscow continued to be raided by government officials in document search connected to lawsuit.
Bennigan's begins brand-wide overhaul.
Billie Jean King launches USTA-backed arthritis PSA campaign at US Open.
Conde Nast aggregates popular content with Social Sidekick.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on May 27, 2011 12:00 PM
Dodge puts new spin on the "pro driver, closed course" blink-and-you'll-miss-it fine print of car commercials, above.
Black MacBook costs more than the white MacBook garners "Manhattan Apple Store Accused of Discriminating Against Black Men" headline.
Apple, meanwhile, sues teen who made white iPhone conversion kit.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 20, 2011 05:15 PM
Allstate taps into doomsday marketing.
Amazon sells more e-books than actual books.
Apple inspires religious-like fervor, according to scientists.
Comcast questioned by Congress on FCC hire.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes case for kids under 13 on the site.
Google reportedly was warned on rogue drug ads.
Justin Bieber launches a perfume for girls.
LinkedIn climbs past $100 per share on second day of trading.Continue reading...