Starbucks plans to sell beer, wine in some U.S. states; Will PH outlets follow suit?

Reuters, via ABS-CBNNews.com, reports that Starbucks Corp. "plans to begin selling beer and wine in a small number of cafes in Atlanta and Southern California by the end of this year as it explores an expansion beyond morning coffee and afternoon pick-me-ups."

Reuters, via ABS-CBNNews.com, reports that Starbucks Corp. "plans to begin selling beer and wine in a small number of cafes in Atlanta and Southern California by the end of this year as it explores an expansion beyond morning coffee and afternoon pick-me-ups."

According to the report, Starbucks is "planning to add the alcoholic drinks and food such as savory snacks, cheese plates and hot flatbreads to menus in four to six outlets in each market." The report revealed: "The company, which already has announced plans to bring the new items to five to seven Chicago-area cafes by the end of 2012, also is testing wine and beer sales in Spain."

The report noted that Strabucks "does not expect to sell alcohol in all of its nearly 11,000 U.S. cafes." Aside from Starbucks, the report pointed out that fastfood chains Burger King and Sonic Corp. aare also "experimenting with alcohol sales."

 

For more on this story, read the Reuters article posted on ABS-CBNNews.com.

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