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The Latest Threat to Starbucks

By Chris Hill - Apr 12, 2013 at 6:41PM

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Starbucks' competition ramps up their efforts.

The following video is from Friday's Motley Fool Money roundtable discussion with host Chris Hill, and analysts Ron Gross, Jason Moser, and Charly Travers.

In 2012, the Germany-based Benckiser Group spent $1.3B to buy Peet's Coffee & Tea, as well as Caribou Coffee. On Friday, Benckiser announced that it's buying European coffee maker Master Blenders for around $10 billion. In the United States, Benckiser is closing 15% of Caribou locations, and converting 20% of the stores into Peet's (NASDAQ: PEET). In this installment of Motley Fool Money, our analysts discuss whether Benckiser's big bet on coffee poses a threat to Starbucks (SBUX 2.98%).

The relevant video segment can be found between 7:41 and 10:44

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