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Starbucks plans price hike

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Starbucks has alerted customers that they’ll pay more for their drinks as of July 12, after revealing through a computer snafu last week that the increases could be as high as 30 cents for some beverages.

The coffee chain acknowledged on its website that the increases were mistakenly adopted last week in some U.S. stores because the information had been prematurely entered into the chain’s POS system. It has reversed the hike and is advising customers who believe they were charged in error to contact the chain.

The brand described the price increase as small, saying no customer was overcharged more than 30 cents per drink.

Next week’s increase will mark the third time in as many Julys that Starbucks has raised prices. 

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