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Consumers Are Finding Cash for 'Small Luxuries'

As the economy improves, Americans have begun splurging again. But they're limiting their indulgences to haircuts, casual dining and coffee, while continuing to forego many bigger expenditures, like vacations and dining at expensive restaurants.

Starbucks to Make Announcement on Single-Serve Coffee

Starbucks (SBUX) said it will soon make a major announcement about a new product for the single-serve market. The company is preparing for the expiration of its agreement with Kraft Foods (KFT), Reuters reported. Under the terms of the agreement, which expires March 1, Starbucks provides coffee for Kraft%u2019s Tassimo one-cup home brewer.

Starbucks Rolls Out Smartphone Payment System

Starbucks (SBUX) today announced that customers in U.S. stores will be able to pay for purchases using their smartphones. Customers will be able to make purchases by downloading the Starbucks Card Mobile App to their phone and scanning an on-screen barcode at a scanning device in the store, Starbucks said today.

Starbucks Unveils New 'Coffee'-less Logo

Starbucks, the world's largest coffee-shop chain, on Wednesday unveiled a new logo that retains its iconic green mermaid but no longer includes the word "coffee," reflecting the company's efforts to expand sales through a broader array of menu and consumer-product items.

Why the Starbucks-Kraft Dispute Likely Comes Down to Instant Coffee

Since 1998, Starbucks has contracted with Kraft Foods to distribute its bagged coffee through grocery stores. In letters released to The Wall Street Journal and Reuters, Kraft fired yet another salvo in its bid to hold together this deal, which Starbucks now wants to undo.

Starbucks to Renovate Fewer Stores in 2011

Starbucks (SBUX) plans to reduce the number of stores it renovates in 2011 as it focuses on flagship outlets, Bloomberg News reported. The company will leave its renovation budget unchanged at $250 million, but renovate only about half the 1,900 stores due to be upgraded next year, development chief Arthur Rubinfeld told Bloomberg News.

Coffee and the world economy

Coffee has kick-started many a financial venture, but some of us may under-appreciate its importance in the world economy. Our friends at Mint.com...

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters to Buy Van Houtte for $891 Million

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR) will buy gourmet coffee roaster Van Houtte for C$915 million ($891 million). Van Houtte is currently owned by investment fund Littlejohn & Co., which took the company private in a deal worth about C$600 million in 2007.

Starbucks to Experiment with Wine and 'Coffee Theater'

Starbucks has started experimenting with ways to bring coffee lovers back. It's been trying to attract customers by selling everything from CDs to instant coffee. And now, in what may be its most daring attempt yet, it's getting into wine and coffee theater.

Coffee, the new health food?

You know it gives you a morning buzz and makes that wait in the Starbucks line worth it. But here's something you may not have realized about coffee:...

Peet's Coffee $1 off with purchase

Today and tomorrow only, get $1 off at Peet's Coffee when you buy a drink and a baked item. Print the Peet's coupon here or bring it up on your...