Starbucks, the chain formerly known as “Starbucks Coffee” that was also once known as a coffee company, is apparently seeking to continue its evolution towards a general retailer: All Headline News – Starbucks To Step-up Non-Coffee Sales – July 10, 2006.

Starbucks is bulking up its sales team to offer more merchandise for the upcoming holiday season. I suppose if I am going to get my oil change there, I may as well purchase my car parts from them too.