Starbucks to Pay Out 602 Million Gingerbread Lattes

A battle years in the making has finally ended between Starbucks and Kraft Foods . An arbiter has ordered Starbucks to pay Kraft $2.8 billion -- the cost equivalent of 602 million gingerbread lattes -- after the former pulled out on a partnership to put Starbucks coffee on grocery shelves. In the lead story from Investor Beat, Motley Fool analysts David Meier and Matt Koppenheffer discuss if this is something for Starbucks -- and its shareholders -- to worry about.

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Alison SouthwickDavid Meier, and Matt Koppenheffer have no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Starbucks. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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