Starbucks Canada to offer wine, beer and tapas by year’s end

"They have to make big changes, just like Tim Hortons did six or seven years ago when it started expanding its food menu," said Robert Carter, executive director of food service at NPD Group. "Beer and wine is also a no-brainer for them. It's a $100-million opportunity for Canadian restaurants, and it appeals to Starbucks' core customer (women) because it's not the bar scene," said Carter.

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