Starbucks Buys Its Freedom

Starbucks Buys Its Freedom

The following video is from Wednesday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Meier take a deep dive into the biggest stories of the day for Foolish investors.

Starbucks is paying $2.8 billion to settle a dispute dating to 2010, when the company offered $750 million to break its contract with Kraft Foods to distribute its coffee to retailers. In the lead story on today's MarketFoolery, the guys look at why the market shrugged off a settlement costing Starbucks more than a year's worth of earnings, and highlight who the real winners were in this case.

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