Baristas and coffee addicts may be quaking in fear and shaking with anticipated withdrawal at the prospect of Starbucks closing 600 units, but that event shouldn’t necessarily leave a bitter taste in every operator’s mouth.Certainly, bad news is coming at all of us in an uninterrupted barrage. The cost of a gallon of gas has passed $4 nationwide. Consumer confidence is sinking fast, in June reaching its fifth-lowest reading ever, according to the Conference Board. And the board’s Employment ...

Register to view this article

It’s free but we need to know a little about you to continually improve our content.

Why Register?

Registering allows you to unlock a portion of our premium online content. You can access more in-depth stories and analysis, as well as news not found on any other website or any other media outlet. You also get free eNewsletters, blogs, real-time polls, archives and more.

Attention Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to NRN we ask that you register now.We promise it will only take a few minutes!

Questions about your account or how to access content?

Contact:BrianGalletta(813) 627-6722Brian.galletta@penton.comorEricaNamtalov(212) 204-4361Erica.Namtalov@penton.com

Already registered? here.