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Description: Starbucks (SBUX) is slowly adding a shot of banking to its grande coffee empire. As customers pour money into its gift cards and its mobile-payment app, the Seattle-based company is booking a tidy profit simply by holding onto customers’ cash.


Date: Jan 24, 2014


Questions for Discussions:

  • How does this strategy affect cash flow and other financial issues at the company?
  • Are there any risks inherent in holding so much cash advances?

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