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Old 11-18-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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Disney to buy starbucks????

Aaannnnnnd go.....
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:10 PM   #2
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Why would The Walt Disney Company want to own/operate 20,000 retail coffee houses around the world? Is there some untapped market for selling Mickey Mouse plush or streaming Santa Buddies to consumers sipping on a $6 Pumpkin Latte?
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:31 PM   #3
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I remember a time when this was a place for actual rumors and news... now its just a whole lot of speculation and "what if" scenarios.

But. It wouldn't happen. Ever. Done.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:43 PM   #4
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:34 AM   #5
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I remember a time when we didn't get OPs that were trolls
I remember a time when fellow "disers" were nice and we could chat about random things... Troll? No sir not me. You think I'm trolling the site because of this post? It's just a fun speculation to talk about. Disney owns Big corporations like ABC Family, ESPN, and Lucas film, why not own something like Starbucks? It's kinda sad to read the way some people in here treat each other. Yea some time there are "trolls" but come on... I think you need to go to MK sit in front of the castle and regroup your attitude. It's a Disney web site, get off your high horse and have some fun....
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:38 AM   #6
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I remember a time when fellow "disers" were nice and we could chat about random things... Troll? No sir not me. You think I'm trolling the site because of this post? It's just a fun speculation to talk about. Disney owns Big corporations like ABC Family, ESPN, and Lucas film, why not own something like Starbucks? It's kinda sad to read the way some people in here treat each other. Yea some time there are "trolls" but come on... I think you need to go to MK sit in front of the castle and regroup your attitude. It's a Disney web site, get off your high horse and have some fun....
You started it with your "and go" business.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:33 AM   #7
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I remember a time when fellow "disers" were nice and we could chat about random things... Troll? No sir not me. You think I'm trolling the site because of this post? It's just a fun speculation to talk about. Disney owns Big corporations like ABC Family, ESPN, and Lucas film, why not own something like Starbucks? It's kinda sad to read the way some people in here treat each other. Yea some time there are "trolls" but come on... I think you need to go to MK sit in front of the castle and regroup your attitude. It's a Disney web site, get off your high horse and have some fun....
Because One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?
Did you guess which thing was not like the others?
Did you guess which thing just doesn't belong?

Disney buys media properties..studios, IP's, etc. One day, they may decide to buy some sort of media distribution property (Comcast, Time Warner, etc).

They don't buy food service locations. They LICENSE their properties to those companies. They have no desire, seemingly, to OWN one. They don't really have any good reason to buy one....never mind one with a stock value pushing 40 billion. They could have a vast chain of Fast Food restaurants (which they could then do with as they please) for a quarter of that (or less), if they wanted it.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:13 AM   #8
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Yes. This. Absolutely.

I was on here for years and left a while ago due to the down right nasty self centered know it alls that took over this board.

I'm back now and trying my best to ignore them.

They are the ones that have turned into the trolls.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:36 AM   #9
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I remember a time when we didn't get OPs that were trolls
I visit this board daily, but I don't post much for a reason, that reason is because there are a lot of rude people on these boards.

Is your comment really necessary?
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Wall Street likes corporations that are strong in their field of business, not spread all over the business map.

The Walt Disney Company is an entertainment and media company. Even the company's lodging, food service, cruise line, and merchandising are all related to its core entertainment and media business.

Acquisitions such as the Muppets, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm were logical extensions of The Walt Disney Company's existing business sectors, with opportunities for synergies and efficiencies. With acquisitions of this nature, the sum is potentially worth far more than the individual parts. For example, imagine Pixar as merely a studio that has its movies released through various distributors, or imagine Disney without Pixar firmly in its fold.

On the other hand, there would really be nothing to gain from Disney owing Starbucks, Behr Paints, Hewlett-Packard, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., or other companies that are fundamentally in different businesses than Disney.
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I visit this board daily, but I don't post much for a reason, that reason is because there are a lot of rude people on these boards.

Is your comment really necessary?
I wasn't trying to be rude, I was just following up a previous post where someone said

"I remember a time when this was a place for actual rumors and news... now its just a whole lot of speculation and "what if" scenarios."

I've seen so many posts where someone asked a question and the replies were, "did you search?"

I didn't think this would be such a serious thread, it didn't seem like it due to the way the OP started it with a "Aaannnnnnd go.....".

I apologize Mouse14.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:24 PM   #12
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I visit this board daily, but I don't post much for a reason, that reason is because there are a lot of rude people on these boards.

Is your comment really necessary?
Thank ChipnDale79, and to everyone else ya it might have been titled wrong, still does not call for people to be rude, oh well ill sit back for a while and let the "serious" Disney "professional" rumors and news disers do the posting
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:44 AM   #13
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Like i said just a subject for everyone to have fun with and go back on forth with prose and cons.
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Like i said just a subject for everyone to have fun with and go back on forth with prose and cons.
Sorry, but this kind of speculation is ridiculous!

By the way, it's pros, not prose.
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Sorry, but this kind of speculation is ridiculous!

By the way, it's pros, not prose.
Ya, caught that after I posted it, thanks for the spell check... Why is it so ridiculous?
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