Starbucks To Close 600 Stores, Cut Up To 12,000 Jobs

MSNBC says that Starbucks has announced that it will be closing 600 locations in the US and could eliminate up to 12,000 full and part-time jobs. Previously, the company had announced that it would close only 100 stores.

Reader gibson, who sent in the tip says:

Considering that there are THIRTY-TWO Starbucks within TWO miles of my house, this news seems inevitable. Seriously, 32 Starbucks within a 2 mile radius?! …Welcome to Portland, Oregon!

You know, people say the roaches and rats in New York are bad— but since I moved here I’ve seen more Starbucks locations than both of them combined, and I take the subway.

Starbucks to close 600 stores in the U.S. [MSNBC]
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