A massive conglomerate of San Francisco French restaurants and boulangeries. On June 4, 2012, Starbucks announced that they purchased the Bay Bread Group for $100M. Translation: the coffee service at La Boulange bakeries, etc., should tank soon.
La Boulangerie buys the O La La! chain, Starbucks buys the La Boulangerie chain, and the next thing you know your croissants are coming from Exxon/Mobil.
Then -- surprise, surprise -- in June 2015 Starbucks announced that they will be closing all 23 La Boulange retail (bakery café) locations and the two manufacturing facilities that serve them by September 2015. Another purchased brand bites the dust as Starbucks continues to compete by buying up and closing down competitors.