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Retail shakeup: Could the potential closure of a third of all of Barnes & Noble's retail...

Retail shakeup: Could the potential closure of a third of all of Barnes & Noble's retail stores over the next ten years give a boost to Starbucks (SBUX)? It's a question which will be closely watched as analysts dissect Starbucks' retail strategy in the U.S. with saturation issues still cropping up in some markets.
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  • Tricky
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    I don't know anything about the arrangements, but aren't quite a few Starbucks *inside* B&N stores? If the B&N store closes, what happens to the associated Starbucks store?


    It's not immediately obvious to me how this would be a positive development for Starbucks?
    29 Jan 2013, 08:34 AM Reply Like
  • vandagreenwood
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    A lot of Starbucks are going to close I imagine.
    29 Jan 2013, 08:52 AM Reply Like
  • 6fujitsu0
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    may be that the stores with the starbucks in them are more profitable and will be less likely closed?
    29 Jan 2013, 09:15 AM Reply Like
  • reurk
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    Not really a worry --- SBUX opens and closes stores continually on an at need and profit basis.
    29 Jan 2013, 10:43 AM Reply Like
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