Just how much are consumers willing to pay for hype and frills?
I bet you never listen to the CEO's discussion of how much SBUX has hedged for its supply prices up to the end of 2013. Do your research before posting garbage.
I don't know, but I just got back from Asia on a business trip and it was crazy. Lines out the door and packed everyday with young affluent customers hammering away on their smart phones and other media.
I say it is important to recognize the high quality management talent given what has occurred with the business growth and dealing with the bad world economies. They justseem on a long run basis how to plan and deal with commodities and product development. I would agree that they are going to have strong sales in Asia and the Middle East and So. Americato offset issues with the US draught.