Wall Street analysts and industry observers on Tuesday had a mixed reaction to Starbucks’ $100 million acquisition of the La Boulange bakery brand, with some praising the potential for revenue growth and others concerned that the coffeehouse giant is losing its focus on coffee. Starbucks on Monday announced an agreement to acquire Bay Bread LLC and its 19-unit La Boulange bakery café chain based in San Francisco. The move will allow Starbucks to boost food offerings in its ...
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