Caribou takes on Starbucks with free decaf

MINNEAPOLIS Caribou Coffee Co. offered free cups of decaffeinated coffee Friday afternoon at its nearly 500 units in response to reports that its competitor Starbucks was cutting back on the decaf.

The Caribou Coffee locations gave out 12-ounce cups of decaf beginning at noon on Jan. 30. Seattle-based Starbucks, which announced Wednesday it would shutter 300 more locations and eliminate as many as 6,700 positions this year, also recently instruc

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