dec 29

Starbucks Helps Indies

Slate: Why Starbucks actually helps mom and pop coffeehouses. And more importantly, it includes numbers and explains how it differs from Wal-Mart.


Though, to be clear, it makes a mistake in declaring causation when there's only a proven correlation.

posted by Rex at 11:40 AM on December 29, 2007

I stopped reading after the word 'Franchise' (line 2). Starbucks is wholly-owned, not a franchise.

posted by Vincent at 4:42 PM on December 29, 2007

Franchise. McDonald's is a franchise that has franchise opportunities; Starbucks is a franchise that does not.

posted by Rex at 5:44 PM on December 29, 2007

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