A federal judge rejects Kraft Foods' (KFT +0.1%) request for a preliminary injunction to stop...

|By:, SA News Editor

A federal judge rejects Kraft Foods' (KFT +0.1%) request for a preliminary injunction to stop Starbucks (SBUX -4.3%) from unilaterally ending its distribution agreement. Starbucks has said it plans to handle its own distribution and sale of its packaged coffee at grocery stores, cutting Kraft out as a middle man after partnering since 1998.