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JAB Holding: King of the Coffee Craze

JAB Holding Co. is rumored to be considering a takeover of Dunkin’ Brands. If the deal is consummated, JAB would own virtually every coffee asset besides one. Let’s take a deeper dive into the situation.

Investing for Millennials: Tips for Spending and Saving

There’s no denying that we’re living in an age of instant gratification. We’re constantly told to “live in the moment” without a thought of tomorrow. The problem is, tomorrow always comes, and we’re increasingly less prepared for it. Retirement savings, for instance, are falling by the wayside. While we all imagine our golden years to...

Three Reasons Behind the New Year Selloff

2016 certainly came in storming. Right off the bat, investors were met with a major selloff. The U.S. stock market was, at one point, suffering through its worst opening day of a new year since 1932. It ultimately regained its footing, relatively speaking, and January 4, 2016 ended up being the worst start to a...

Mobile Payment Technology Set for Liftoff

It’s a market worth $210 billion… but like many modern-day conveniences, it’s one that we’re increasingly taking for granted. I’m talking about mobile payments – the ability to do all your banking and buying directly from a mobile device. And the critical technology that underpins this market – near-field communication (NFC) – might be finally...

Will Starbucks CEO’s Latest Move Hurt Shares?

Politics and corporate boardrooms don’t often make for good bedfellows. Look at Starbucks (SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz, who is encouraging the company’s baristas to scribble “Race Together” on customers’ cups. His goal is to spark conversations about race relations between patrons and staff. Now, while the idea may be a noble concept, are consumers prepared...

Instant Coffee Prices Rising Fast

All year long, I’ve reported on the upward price movement of Arabica coffee beans, the high-quality beans used in gourmet coffees, like what you would find at your local Starbucks (SBUX). A drought in Brazil adversely affected this year’s coffee crop. The current weather may also affect next year’s crop, too, as this is a...

Could This Device Destroy the Craft Beer Industry?

The Brits – those crafters of fine beer and ale – have just gone and created a prototype device that could revolutionize beer production. In short, it employs the same pressurization techniques that a commercial espresso machine uses to squeeze and extract more flavors from coffee beans. Except with beer, we’re talking about extracting fresh...

The New Starbucks Routine: Push Here for Coffee

If you want your morning java and croissant with as little hanging around and human interaction as possible, Starbucks (SBUX) has you covered. The company has launched a new app. Specifically, it’s trialing an online-ordering app at 150 stores in Portland, Oregon that will allow customers to place orders before they enter the store. But...

Coffee Prices at 2.5-Year High; More Rises to Follow

Brazil is adding a few more notable pages to its history books. The second-round runoff of the country’s tightest presidential race in decades is on October 26. The world’s commodities markets are anxious to see who wins, as the leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff and business-friendly Aécio Neves have opposing economic plans for the commodities-rich country....

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