WAL-MART BRINGS IN TOSTINO'S TO RUN IN-STORE COFFEE CAFES

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Responding to consumers' increased interest in the rapidly expanding world of specialty coffee, Wal-Mart Stores, based here, has begun testing in-store cafes featuring a variety of bean options.Wal-Mart has chosen to lease space to Tostino's Coffee Roasters, based in Tucson, rather than develop the cafe in-house."We began our relationship with Wal-Mart in their Mexican division

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Responding to consumers' increased interest in the rapidly expanding world of specialty coffee, Wal-Mart Stores, based here, has begun testing in-store cafes featuring a variety of bean options.

Wal-Mart has chosen to lease space to Tostino's Coffee Roasters, based in Tucson, rather than develop the cafe in-house.

"We began our relationship with Wal-Mart in their Mexican division in 1996," said Rafael Guerero, president and chief executive officer of Tosti

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