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Subject:  Re: Starbucks as Rule Maker? Date:  9/10/2000  11:11 PM
Author:  dgthepiper Number:  7046 of 8329

Starbucks does OK in London - capital of a not exactly a country known for its coffee.

Ain't it the truth!

I was in Glasgow, Scotland last month and saw 3 Starbucks there. I didn't see them anywhere else in Scotland, but then I didn't go to any other large cities, just small towns. Of course this is just my own informal survey in one country which doesn't really tell us much. I wouldn't expect Starbucks to be very popular in a place like France.

Starbucks is expanding. It is very difficult to get a decent cup of coffee anywhere else in Scotland, so it's a market waiting for someone to move right in, and Starbucks appears to be doing just that.

I own Starbucks stock even though I've never thought of it strictly as a Rule Maker. I do think it's heading that way though, JMHO of course.

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