Starbucks is branching out further beyond coffee — and even beyond its cafes.
The company began offering its own snack and juice lines in Whole Foods Market stores nationwide on Tuesday, as it aims to muscle into the market for packaged foods.
Starbucks said Whole Foods will be carrying 14 of its Evolution Fresh cold-pressed juice flavors, as well as three varieties of bars from its new Evolution Harvest snack line.
The Sacramento region can’t get enough to drink, and big-box beverage sellers are pouring it on.
Total Wine & More and BevMo are in expansion mode, carving out their territories with an eye on coming-of-age millennials and older consumers with increasingly discerning palates where beer, wine and spirits are concerned.
Total Wine, based Potomac, Md., opened its third Sacramento-area location before Christmas in a shopping center along Folsom’s East Bidwell Street. BevMo, headquartered in Concord, opened its first local store on Arden Way in 1996, added six more over the years and plans to launch a flagship site in the region in June, said CEO Alan Johnson. That will bring the number of area BevMo stores to eight, including two apiece in Sacramento and Roseville. Continue reading