Tuesday, March 30, 2004

World Domination Update They are just looking for Lebensraum. (From MSNBC) SEATTLE - Starbucks is opening coffee shops at the rate of about 3 1/2 a day worldwide, and that figure could increase, chief executive Orin Smith told shareholders at the company's annual meeting Tuesday. The long-term plan is to have about 25,000 stores worldwide -- more than triple the nearly 8,000 stores the coffee retailer has right now. And even that amount seems a little "light," according to Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz. Remember everytime you order a Latte, a Range Rover owner gets more bling bling.
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