Peet's Being Bought By Starbucks??!!??
- oakjoan Mar 24, 2011 05:06 PM
I was up in the far northwest of the state last weekend (Ferndale) and caught a snippet of the morning news saying something about Peet's being bought by Starbucks.
It ruined my day and I don't even know if I heard it correctly.
Any info on this terrible possibility?
That rumor's been going around since last year (and sporadically for longer than that); then, as now, it was mentioned as a potential deal in some Wall Street research.
It's a good rumor to spread for someone who's short Starbucks stock and long Peet's.
Competition and all that aside, how will this matter? I mean, to me it's like McDonald's buying out Burger King. They're different, but ultimately the same.
So, can anyone that frequents Starbucks and Peet's point out the big differences between the two, if any, and what your hopes are?
it does appear that *$ and Green Mountain have a marketing agreement with the new one cup Kreig type coffees. That could mean only a matter of time for GMC before becoming a sub of *$ like Seattle's Best.