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Old 11-17-2019, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Interesting you left out the company's response -

"The company disputed the study’s findings — and took a shot at its methodology.

“Customers are visiting Starbucks at record numbers,” a spokesperson told Yahoo Finance. “Rather than tracking cell phone data without user knowledge, we see real customers in our stores and the connections they make with our partners (employees) every day across more than 31,000 stores.”"

Also, you, as well as the authors of the study, seem to believe that correlation is causation. Sometimes it is, but sometimes it isn't. From what is reported here, there is no way to tell which is more likely.
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