Wednesday, July 13, 2005

THEY USED TO SELL COFFEE, YOU KNOW

Starbucks continuing morphing into a record shop continues apace: they're introducing CD racks in their US and Canadian stores, in order to offer a wider range.

It's not known if HMV is intending to sell iced coffees and overpriced muffins in response. (Actually, the Brighton Virgin Megastore did used to have an American-style soda bar on its mezzanine level when we were hairy; we only ever saw the staff drinking in there, and eventually the ripped it out to make room for the vinyl albums when they increased CD floorspace).