With coffee category growth architect Howard Schultz again chief barista at Starbucks Corp., brand strategists say that company and its espresso-driven challenger McDonald’s both must address evolving taste trends to maintain or capture market share in the lucrative specialty coffee category. As the burger giant installs bargain-priced espresso bars chainwide and the coffeehouse titan attempts to revive the “Starbucks experience” to forestall defections of recession-wary ...
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