), recently announced that its Evolution Fresh line of premium
juices will now be available at the supermarket chain,
Whole Foods Market, Inc
). In addition, Whole Foods will also provide shelf space to the
new Evolution Harvest line of premium snacks.
In addition to 12 popular Evolution Fresh juices, the
supermarket chain will also stack two exclusive juices - Organic
Ruby Roots and Organic Sweet Burn. The Evolution Harvest
wholesome snack items will debut at the Whole Foods shelves.
Thereafter, these premium nutritious bars, trail mixes and fruit
snacks are expected to be rolled out in Starbucks stores across
all major U.S. metropolitan markets in a couple of months.
Starbucks opened its first Evolution Fresh juice store in
Bellevue, Wash. in Mar 2012, four months after it acquired
Evolution Fresh, Inc. in Nov 2011. Evolution Fresh stores offers
premium juices made from fresh, natural ingredients as well as
other food items like wraps, salads, soups, vegetarian and vegan
dishes and others. The juices are never heated and are made by a
process called the High Pressure Processing (HPP) technology
which preserves the flavors, vitamins and nutrients of the
vegetable and fruits. Starbucks is looking beyond coffee and
trying to incorporate more healthy products in its portfolio in
order to meet the needs of the increasingly health-conscious
Evolution Fresh beverages are expected to be available in
approximately 8000 U.S. Starbucks stores by the end of 2013.
Starbucks carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other restaurateurs
Burger King Worldwide, Inc.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
) are currently doing well and have a bright outlook
All these stocks carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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