Posts Tagged ‘Starbucks’

  • Coffee Cups

    Competition: How Do Cups Affect Our Taste?

    Jan 13, 13 • 460 Views • No Comments

    I don’t quite understand why Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks use white cups. Sensory researchers have concluded that the color of the cup affects our taste perception. When 57 participants were asked to rate hot chocolate on several sensory scales,...  [read more]

  • Human capital helps GDP Grow

    The Supreme Court, Starbucks and Human Capital

    Oct 12, 12 • 207 Views • No Comments

    Saying affirmative action was the reason she was rejected from the University of Texas, Abigail Fisher sued. The University responded that it was okay for race to be a part of their admissions process. And Starbucks, Wal-Mart and 55 other prominent US...  [read more]

  • Chinese Consumers and Fresh Apples

    Coach and the Chinese Consumer

    Aug 1, 12 • 372 Views • No Comments

    Reporting their 4th quarter earnings yesterday, Coach, the handbag and accessories retailer, disappointed investors when they said that US department store and factory outlet sales had slowed. They did report, though, that sales of their handbags and...  [read more]

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    Airline Mergers and Coffee

    Feb 23, 12 • 233 Views • No Comments

    What to do when one airline uses a potent Starbucks bean, the other a weak Fresh Brew blend and they merge? After 14 months, Continental and United finally decided. Described in Bloomberg Businessweek, our story starts with a 14 member beverage committee and...  [read more]

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    An Annoying Penny

    Jan 16, 12 • 390 Views • 2 Comments

    People do not want to pay $2.01 for a tall coffee at Starbucks. No, the problem is not the $2.00. The problem is the penny. Starbucks recently raised the price of a tall coffee to $1.85 in NYC. With tax, the total is $2.01. As a result, baristas are dipping...  [read more]