So what if Starbucks
Despite last week's grounds for exuberance, Starbucks still reported flagging sales and customer traffic in its latest quarterly earnings. The United States may be all coffee-d out for now, but investors must be heartened by Starbucks' unaltered plans to start selling coffee to one of the world's most populous emerging economies. After all, many investors love Yum! Brands
For large companies, entering a new global market can be as risky as it is rewarding. Wal-Mart
Starbucks' plans for India aren't a guaranteed overnight success. However, the coffee chain's shareholders can at least feel relieved that its recent, less caffeinated growth hasn't scuttled one of its major growth plans.
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