Retailers, consumers and prices
Starbucks: Decaf Via coming soon
The coffee chain, which in the middle of a corporate turnaround, hopes that Via will help it grab a big piece the $21 billion instant coffee market from established players like Nestle’s Nescafe and Kraft Foods Inc’s Sanka.
Borrowing from the old Pepsi vs. Coke taste challenges, Starbucks baristas for four days invited customers to do side-by-side comparisons of Via and its regular brew.
Starbucks says early indicators show that Via is exceeding expectations with regard to sales and customer and employee response.
How did Via fare versus your own expectations?