US Court denies Kraft an injunction against Starbucks

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York has denied Kraft Food’s request for a preliminary injunction against Starbucks Coffee.

Kraft Foods intends to appeal the decision to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on an expedited basis.

The injunction would have stopped Starbucks from its attempt to unilaterally end its strategic partnership with Kraft before the conclusion of an arbitration process that is required under the companies’ long-standing contract.

That arbitration process will continue over the next several months and is not affected by today’s court decision.