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carlyhippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-31-08 07:07 AM
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19. Starbucks went overboard, and the bubble has popped
They had to have a Starbucks on nearly every corner of every city in the world, eventually it was going to implode, they went in and made as much money in a short time as possible, now it's time to shut down.
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  -Guardian UK: Starbucks to go: The US coffee chain is closing 70% of its Australian stores - hooray! marmar  Jul-30-08 09:45 PM   #0 
  - Yet more anti-American spiel  melody   Jul-30-08 10:14 PM   #1 
  - Agreed.  Beregond2   Jul-30-08 10:32 PM   #2 
  - They seem to be missing that Starbucks is downsizing everywhere  melody   Jul-31-08 12:01 AM   #4 
  - It's not anti-American to be anti-chain and pro-local business, or to notice that Starbucks coffee  LeftyMom   Jul-31-08 03:21 AM   #6 
     - The slant of this is clearly anti-American and not merely anti-corporate  melody   Jul-31-08 04:12 AM   #9 
        - Ben and Jerry's is owned by Unilever, which isn't American at all.  LeftyMom   Jul-31-08 04:18 AM   #11 
           - There isn't a perfect company -- or person -- in the world.  melody   Jul-31-08 04:25 AM   #13 
              - As the article points out, the issue wasn't American-ness, but quality.  LeftyMom   Jul-31-08 04:34 AM   #15 
                 - Starbucks didn't fail in Australia -- Starbucks is downsizing everywhere  melody   Jul-31-08 04:47 AM   #17 
  - I love Starbucks...  TwoSparkles   Jul-30-08 10:47 PM   #3 
  - There are lots of international people who hated us before Junior  melody   Jul-31-08 03:18 AM   #5 
  - And nothing is wrong with your view but  malaise   Jul-31-08 05:02 AM   #18 
  - Or maybe they're not sophisticated ENOUGH for Starbucks :)  comtec   Jul-31-08 03:32 AM   #7 
  - They sell almost no fair trade or organic coffee.  LeftyMom   Jul-31-08 03:44 AM   #8 
     - Then that would be the case for ALL consumer coffee establishments  melody   Jul-31-08 04:15 AM   #10 
        - Starbucks is a HUGE buyer of coffee, and their buying pattern shapes the market.  LeftyMom   Jul-31-08 04:22 AM   #12 
           - And is that due to their nationality?  melody   Jul-31-08 04:27 AM   #14 
  - *snort*  Number23   Jul-31-08 04:45 AM   #16 
  - Starbucks went overboard, and the bubble has popped  carlyhippy   Jul-31-08 07:07 AM   #19 

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