Borders books major gains in food and beverage revenues through partnership with Seattle’s Best

Borders books major gains in food and beverage revenues through partnership with Seattle’s Best

ANN ARBOR MICH. —Everyone knows that Borders bookstores sell a lot of books, but few book buyers would be expected to know that the stores’ cafes sold $112 million in coffee and treats last year, or about 4 percent of the chain’s total sales.

Borders operates 507 U.S. bookstores that include 480 cafes, of which 452 are covered by a licensing agreement with Seattle’s Best Coffee, a Starbucks Corp.-owned

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