With two major distribution deals this August, Starbucks is positioned to move their ground coffee and packaged drinks into the home in a big way. Their deal with Nestlé, the world’s second largest food and drinks company, allows Starbucks to easily reach all 200 member countries in the U.N. That’s an enormous distribution capability, worth over $7 billion. Then, there’s the partnership with Alibaba in which the e-commerce giant will ship Starbucks goods to over 2,000 stores in China. Alibaba is the powerhouse in China, with a much deeper reach than Amazon’s in the U.S. So if it goes well, this partnership could pave the road for distribution there for quite a while. —Arthur Dong, professor of economics and business strategy, Georgetown U. … [Read more...] about Long vs. Short: Is Starbucks Still a Good Investment?
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“You know, if you saw my house, you wouldn’t think it was nearly as tidy as this office,” Egins said with a laugh. “But keeping things orderly and having everything in place is important to my job. Doing my job well to the best of my ability is one of the things I learned from Hank.” … [Read more...] about Paul Egins, the big-hearted “cornerstone of the franchise,” keeps the Rockies running
For a glimmer of historical perspective, we get odes to very radically different but similarly rationalist programs, like the phalanstère, the agricultural commune installed in symmetrical buildings by the early 19th- century utopian Charles Fourier, and the grid that Thomas Jefferson mapped onto the uncharted West. These references are light on the ideological context, though. Jefferson didn’t just see the American continent as ruled lines on an empty map; he understood it as the geography of human development. In 1824, he imagined an observer crossing the land mass from west to east, meeting “the gradual shades of improving man.” First came the “savages of the Rocky,” then pastoral primitives, followed by “semibarbarous citizens, the pioneers of the advance of civilization,” and finally Americans in their “most improved state,” residents of Eastern ports. The nation’s mission was to send the tide of improvement flowing … [Read more...] about Farm Livin’ Is the Life for Me,
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