CHICAGO -- Starbucks will close 13 cafes and kiosks operated in Jewel supermarkets here beginning in early 2007, Crain‘s Chicago Business reported late yesterday, citing an unnamed Jewel-Osco spokeswoman. The source said that the company did not yet know why Starbucks was closing the locations; however, the Seattle-based coffee chain currently has a much more substantial relationship with Jewel‘s local rival, Dominick‘s Finer Foods, where it already operates 50 cafes. Contacted separately, ...
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