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POLL: Will Starbucks’ Price Hike Change Your Coffee Drinking Habits?

Prices reportedly will increase only on some drinks, and only in certain parts of the country. By Karla Vallance 4:00 pm My tall, black extra-bold coffee is going to cost me 10-cents more. Word from the Seattle-based coffee company is that prices will increase one percent. The AP quotes a company spokesman as saying higher costs are the […]

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Buzz Kill: Starbucks Raising Prices

  Hit by the rising cost of raw materials, Starbucks will raise some of its drink prices in the Northeast and Southern states. NEW YORK ­– Starbucks announced yesterday that as a result of rising ingredient costs, it will raise prices for beverages in the Northeast and Sunbelt regions, the Associated Press reports.   The […]

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If Starbucks Opened Across the Street From My Cafe, I’d…

There’s a very interesting dialogue going on over at Focus.com this week, generating input from diverse professionals from different industries, all providing their insights to this question: You own a popular local coffee shop and Starbucks moves in across the street. What do you do to compete? Link to Focus.com article. Answers have been across […]

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Why Isn’t There a Good Frappe at Boston South Station?

Saturday mid-day. I’m at Boston South Station, waiting for a bus up to northern New Hampshire. It’s hot. Really hot. Not only that, it’s also wicked muggy. I have a couple hours to kill, so I’ve been outside on Atlantic Avenue. Across the street is a brand new Dunkin’ Donuts – not even open yet. […]

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