Starbucks to yank cold drinks for more food display space

SEATTLE Starbucks Corp., which has been quietly building the food portion of its business, plans to drop a line of sodas to make more room in its refrigerated display cases for salads, sandwiches or other lunch items.

The 13,000-unit coffeehouse chain announced it would stop carrying a boutique soda brand by the end of June so it can offer more food items. Currently more than 1,700 Starbucks coffeehouses in the United States and Canada already offer warm

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