Competitor News

Starbucks announced this week that its 2nd Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room would open in the Meatpacking District of New York City sometime in 2018.  Bigger than the first roastery that opened 2 years ago in Seattle, the New York location will encompass some 20,000 square feet of new retail space.  Notwithstanding that enforcement of…

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Other Big Box Retailers Look To Raise Minimums

Fresh on the heels of Wal-Mart announcing that they will increase their minimum wages across the company, we noted that others, including TJX Companies and Kohls have said they are looking at theirs and will be increasing them across their footprint as well.  Although one would hope this will stem the tide and allow the…

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