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June 15, 2007

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Heather

I have already seem a few at my starbucks in ontario.Is called Harvest orchard or something.

Huh? We have had salads for over a year.

zeroperatioshift

The only vegetables we have are the ones working behind the bar.(poor joke on a lovely Friday)

sigh...


-zeroperatioshift

BurntOutShift

This is a US market thing, so the Canadian stuff isn't the same.

The one thing to note is that not all areas are getting this, just the top 7 or so.

SeattleShift

all areas get the tomato mozz and the fiesta chicken, the rest are region by region selections...read your phase 2 workbook which should have been delivered on monday...it's all in the barista need to know.

Taylor

Yeah these are definitely different, and honestly, I think it's a great idea. They are protein-based salads, so they are very dense with no lettuce. The price is a bit high, but so is asking over $5 for a small Turkey and Swiss.

A few aren't quite as healthy as they seem (one salad is actually 600+ calories), but the Thai Asian Noodle falls around 190 calories or so.

I expect them to do really well, especially in our district/region. And regardless of what "analysts" say, this was pitched to us solely as a health decision, not about a bottom line.

I am in California. Have had salads over a year.

SeattleShift

then these will be different. we had salads too, then they dropped them, now we're getting these...

sbuxmanager

This was pitched to us as earning more dollars per square inch of the shelf space. Remember, Jim D. used to work for Pathmark and Walmart, so the company is going to think in the same ways as a grocery store.

Thomas

How much thought does Starbucks put into an idea before unveiling it?

I imagine quite a bit.

I'm in Florida, and we have neither fruit and cheese, nor salads. No warming program either. We have AM pastries and PM's, with the majority of the LF offerings held over for PM. Nothing in the RTD case but Izze, Jones, Odwalla, the SBUX bevs, and lots of bottled water. Oh yeah, and the vanilla and choc milks.

I wish they'd bring salads here!

Demonic Sweater

Do you know when Jones is out and salad is in? This month or later?

STARBUCKSGOSSIP WEBMASTER

DEMONIC -- You'll get your answer by reading the stories that are linked: June 26.

That's a real shame. We've had salads now for a little while and they don't sell. Jones Sodas on the other hand? They do amazingly well!

BurntOutShift

>>all areas get the tomato mozz and the fiesta chicken, the rest are region by region selections...read your phase 2 workbook which should have been delivered on monday...it's all in the barista need to know.


Not actually.

Only around 4k stores are getting them. I believe that leaves another 3k or so that won't? Only stores with the lunch program are getting them (not all areas sell sandwiches).

barstar

We got the Harvest salads in. Wow. The quality of the ingredients is really low. The produce is tasteless and far from fresh, and the cheese waxy. We were all really disapointed. I haven't seen them selling either. I get why they're selling but they are just no good.

Barista Phaedra

Well, they look great in the book. I'm sorry to hear they were disappointing, Barstar. I hope the quality improves by the time our store gets them!

Herman M.

Quoth Taylor: "...this was pitched to us solely as a health decision, not about a bottom line."

Of course. That's so when you talk to a customer you are talking up that aspect, not the bottom line. Was this a decision that was made with thought to the effect on profitability? Well, yeah! Would the company have done it solely on the healthiness of the issue if it were not a potential money maker? I doubt it.

That would not fit in with the sixth guiding principle of our mission statement. Of course, it's sometimes hard to see how the food program fits in to the mission of being "...the premier purveyor of the finest coffee in the world...", but hey, my stock is below $30 and none of my shares or vested options are worth , well, a hill of beans (sorry), so if this helps, bring it on!

baristaX

A couple of Districts in Area 43 of Cali were one of the test markets for these chilled meals. I had the opportunity to try 7 of the offerings and they're actually tasty and filling, for the most part. They are unlike the salads that were introduced originally with the lunch program. There's definatly a few that don't appeal to my tastes, but are a good product.

jen

are they bringing this to canada? i look forward to seeing more green and less sugar in the starbucks freezer...

the healthiest item i've seen in starbucks is the yogurt cup and that itself is 320 cals. you gotta be kidding me.

SBUXBEAST

Apparently the next move in the Columbus, OH area is sandwich warmers throughout. I don't know when/if these salads and things will arrive. We don't even have cold sandwiches yet.

KM

I want to try the tomato and mozzarella. It looks delicious. Actually most of the new food offerings looks pretty good. At least IMO.

StL Shift

We're not getting anything. We just aren't getting Jones anymore. I guess we'll start ordering more Odwalla or something. Maybe we could make the case half Ethos and send a photo to corporate.

RC of strangeculture

i wonder how this effects jones sodas?

if the salad was right and fresh i wouldn't mind eating one at all.

Christine

The starbuck near me had no Jones, very few Izzes, but tons of sandwiches and some salads. The sandwiches looked pretty good. I doubt that they will stock that much soda anyway - the sugar competes with starbucks drinks. There is alot of water stocked there also. At least they are stocking healthier options.

Taylor

Quoth Taylor: "...this was pitched to us solely as a health decision, not about a bottom line."

Of course. That's so when you talk to a customer you are talking up that aspect, not the bottom line."

Not that I disagree with you, but I was referring to talks with our regional food director on a one-on-one-on-one (my manager was present too) casual conversation, not via promotional materials coaching us on how to sell the product.

Stacy

StL Shift--
For the stores who do not have the Lunch Program, we are to stock the case with more Ethos. This is the focus for us. It's mentioned in the Phase 2 workbook.

SUPERSTARBARISTA

The sale of the Ethos water is actually a pretty good idea, especially in the summer months. It's a very Starbucks thing to do, I'm not sure how much it costs though. I haven't even had my first training shift but I can see it selling really well, especially with the added social benefits. I know it doesn't make sense to sell the bottled Fraps in the cooler but sadly, I admit that I usually buy a couple a week from my local Starbucks simply because I'm a student and it comes to $1.84 after taxes, my cheaper than the real Fraps and the location is located right next to a bus terminal.

andy barista

I hope these salads are good. The old "Garden Salads" were NASTY. I do enjoy the fruit and cheese during summer months but during the winter the fruit usually isnt high quality. (they get rid of the strawberries during the winter, and that's my fav part.)

sbuxnewbie

I just noticed that, when I tried to order more Jones soda last week (need to fill the cooler, since I can no longer get the canned Iced Coffee or Izze Pomegranate), none was shipped to us.

This means that the distributor is no longer carrying it.

Bye, bye, Jones!!

TennesseeShiftSupervisor

Ironically, my store is getting rid of the Jones Sodas, yet will not be receiving the salads and/or sandwiches. What's even more ironic is that we never sell the Jones Sodas to begin with and we'd sell the hell out of salads and sandwiches. God knows our store needs the sales as we're routinely $4-5,000 under budge.

SUPERSTARBARISTA

Tennessee,
That sucks, is Starbucks usually good with sending orders on time?

here in canada (at least in my area) we no longer sell the Izze drinks but still have the Jones.

PS: the new harvest orchard salad is actually quite good, and has been selling well in my store.

brenda

here in canada (at least in my area) we no longer sell the Izze drinks but still have the Jones.

PS: the new harvest orchard salad is actually quite good, and has been selling well in my store.

Diamond

Hope we get the Jones Soda back... Need my hipster soda at my favorite chill spot.

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