This video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith and technology and media editor/analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.
In today's edition, Andrew and Austin discuss how mammoth coffee brewer Starbucks is squeezing out new growth. The company recently opened its first juice bar in Bellevue, Wash. These new juice bars put the company in competition with Jamba Juice, the reigning smoothie heavyweight.
While it's a seemingly odd departure from the norm for Starbucks, Austin admits there is an interesting story line here. This is just the most recent expansion move for Starbucks. Between international expansion, the development of its own single-cup brewer, and the addition of alcohol to the menu at some locations, Starbucks has made it clear that it isn't resting on its laurels.
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