The big news on the competitor front this week was clearly the difficulties Starbucks encountered when the manager of a Starbucks store in Philadelphia called police on two black men who hadn’t purchased anything at the store while they were waiting to meet a third individual. Police arrived and took the 2 gentlemen into custody just before the individual they were meeting arrived. In response, a group in Chicago began a Starbucks boycott which threatened to go global. Further, CEO Kevin Johnson was in Philadelphia this week apologizing for the incident, while Chairman of the Board and Founder Howard Schultz was busy doing the same on a host of business television shows. Finally, the company announced it will close all 8,000 of its US stores on the afternoon of May 29 to host an employee training day.