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Starbucks hiking prices on some drinks

A barista pours steamed milk while making an

A barista pours steamed milk while making an espresso drink at a Starbucks coffee shop in the Pike Place Market in Seattle on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Credit: AP / Elaine Thompson

Starbucks on Tuesday announced the coffee chain was raising the price on some drinks by as much as 30 cents per beverage.

A Starbucks representative said in an email "On July 12, Starbucks made a small price adjustment in U.S. company-operated stores. Depending on the market, customers will experience increases of 10 to 20 cents on select sizes of brewed coffee and 10 to 30 cents on espresso beverages and tea lattes.

A release added "We expect the average customer ticket to increase by about one percent as a result of these beverage adjustments, however, 65 percent of beverage prices have not changed."

The move comes a day after Starbucks announced a boost in base pay for employees and store managers at their company-owned stores by 5 percent or more.


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