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The Future of Barnes & Noble to Include Alcohol

Will Barnes & Noble survive if it serves alcohol and offers full-service dining? Barnes & Noble's executive team is betting that if stores offer alcohol and full-service dining, book-loving customers will come more often and stay longer. With that in mind, Barnes & Noble has announced that four suburban pilot stores in New York, California, Minnesota, and Virginia will begin doing so in 2017. According to Jaime Carey, president of development and the restaurant group, this is the way to “create a better bookstore.” In an interview with Fortune magazine, Carey put it this way: “We already have a cafe, so we said let’s have ...

The Business of Coffee

Coffee and baked goods go together well–not just in the morning or for a quick pick-me-up at your coffee shop, but apparently in the portfolios of major corporations and holding companies. Why else would the privately held German conglomerate JAB Holding Co.  purchase a bagel maker? In “Einstein Noah Agrees to $374 Million Buyout,” The Wall Street Journal (July 29, 2014) succinctly subtitled the news: “Owner of Caribou & Peet's… to Buy Bagel Chain Operator.” JAB apparently felt the synergy made good business sense. It didn’t stop there. Less than two years later, Business Wire reported that JAB had purchased Keurig Green ...