Starbucks opens first Evolution Fresh juice store

10:49 AM, Mar 19, 2012   |    comments
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SEATTLE -- Starbucks Corp. is pushing beyond coffee with the opening of its first Evolution Fresh Inc. juice store, the company said Monday.

Starbucks, which is looking for new businesses in which to grow, purchased the California-based juice maker in November for $30 million. The new Evolution Fresh store is in Bellevue, Wash.

Aside from juices, Evolution Fresh shops will have wraps, soups, salads, and vegetarian and vegan options.

Starbucks said Evolution Fresh drinks, already available in grocery stores, will make their way into Starbucks' company-owned stores later this year.

Starbucks, which is based in Seattle, also announced Monday that its Seattle's Best Coffee brand opened a new coffee drive-thru in a suburban Chicago neighborhood.

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