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April 30, 1998 | From Reuters
Starbucks Corp., taking a small step in an ambitious European expansion effort, said Wednesday it would acquire Seattle Coffee Co. of Britain in a stock swap worth about $84 million. "Europe has always represented a major strategic opportunity to achieve our goal of creating and building an enduring global brand," Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz said. "This acquisition is a first step toward achieving our new goal of opening 500 retail locations in Europe by the end of 2003."
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April 17, 2003 | Karen Robinson-Jacobs, Times Staff Writer
Starbucks Corp. said Wednesday it will buy rival Seattle Coffee Co.'s operations in most of the U.S. and Canada for $72 million. The move is expected to boost the leading coffee chain's grocery and food-service business and give it a less expensive line to market alongside the flagship brand.
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BUSINESS
April 17, 2003 | Karen Robinson-Jacobs, Times Staff Writer
Starbucks Corp. said Wednesday it will buy rival Seattle Coffee Co.'s operations in most of the U.S. and Canada for $72 million. The move is expected to boost the leading coffee chain's grocery and food-service business and give it a less expensive line to market alongside the flagship brand.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1998 | From Reuters
Starbucks Corp., taking a small step in an ambitious European expansion effort, said Wednesday it would acquire Seattle Coffee Co. of Britain in a stock swap worth about $84 million. "Europe has always represented a major strategic opportunity to achieve our goal of creating and building an enduring global brand," Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz said. "This acquisition is a first step toward achieving our new goal of opening 500 retail locations in Europe by the end of 2003."
BUSINESS
February 10, 1999 | Reuters
Starbucks Corp. said it has launched an expansion into the coffee-loving Middle East with the opening of a cafe in Kuwait. Under a licensing agreement with M.H. Alshaya W.L.L. of Kuwait, the Seattle-based chain said it plans to open additional stores in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Lebanon. "The Middle East potential is big," said Jinlong Wang, a vice president of Starbucks' international division.
BUSINESS
August 7, 1998 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is teatime on a summer afternoon, and Philip Lazenby, an accountant from Yorkshire, has just met up with a mate for a good, rich cup of coffee. Actually, it's an iced latte. Following the lead of his coffee-wise friend, Lazenby selected it from a menu of fancy espresso drinks he had never seen before that are served with a smile at the American-style Seattle Coffee Co.
BUSINESS
July 18, 1999
Ed Brooks has been appointed executive vice president of sales and marketing for Aspeon Solutions Inc., a newly formed subsidiary of Irvine-based Javelin Systems Inc. Brooks previously served as chief information officer for AFC Enterprises Inc. and chief operating officer of AFC's Management Services Corp., a restaurant company that operates more than 3,200 restaurants in the Church's Fried Chicken, Popeye's Fried Chicken & Biscuits, Cinnabon International, Seattle Coffee Co.
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November 29, 1991 | From Associated Press
Food and drink are the original one-size-fits-all gifts. Here are some choices from the marketplace, many of them through the mail or by phone: * A mustard sampler from Crabtree & Evelyn, with Dijon, champagne, tarragon and garlic-parsley flavors. * A blue and white china bowl packed with walnut-honey cookies, berry preserves, honey and English breakfast tea, also from Crabtree & Evelyn. * Chocolate truffles from Lindt.
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July 8, 1995 | IRA E. STOLL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Cappuccino Man flicks a switch and hot steam courses through finely ground coffee beans. With the touch of another button, a stainless steel pitcher of milk becomes frothy foam, and the Cappuccino Man hands off a hot drink to an eager customer. Then he closes the back of his truck, slides behind the wheel and drives on to the next location in Thousand Oaks. He's the Good Humor man--for adults. He's a turn-of-the century itinerant peddler--for hip suburbanites of the 1990s.
FOOD
March 1, 2014 | Betty Hallock
In the next few years, a new kind of chain pizza restaurant will pop up by the thousands across the country and beyond, pouring tomato sauce and grating mozzarella over America's culinary landscape in the race to become "the Chipotle of pizza. " That means diners get to customize their own pizzas as they're prepared in assembly-line fashion in an environment somewhere between fast-food and upscale. The pizzas are usually 11 to 12 inches, cost about $7 and are baked in a super-hot oven, so diners are sitting down to eat within minutes.
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