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Howard Schultz to depart Starbucks, but holds fast to his vision

Seattle - Howard Schultz told employees in a memo Monday, “I’ll be thinking about a range of options for myself, from philanthropy to public service, but I’m a long way from knowing what the future holds.”

Starbucks chief Schultz retiring, may run for president

Washington - Howard Schultz, who built a small Seattle coffee chain into the global powerhouse Starbucks, announced Monday he was retiring from the company, fueling speculation he may seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

Starbucks shuts 8,000 US stores for racial bias training

New York - Starbucks closed more than 8,000 stores on Tuesday to train around 175,000 employees against racial bias, an unprecedented public operation that highlights America's ongoing struggle with discrimination.

Starbucks to shut US stores for 'racial-bias education'

New York - Starbucks will close stores and corporate offices across the United States on May 29 to conduct "racial-bias education," the company announced Tuesday, following outrage over the arrest of two black men in one of its cafes.

Starbucks to close 8,000 stores on May 29 for racial-bias class

Philadelphia - Starbucks announced on Tuesday it was closing over 8,000 company-owned stores across the nation for one afternoon to train its staff on how to avoid "racial bias." The training will be provided on May 29 to about 175,000 employees.

Starbucks opens first cashless store

Seattle - Ubiquitous coffee chain Starbucks is to open its first cashless store as a pilot. The store is located in the company's birthplace of Seattle. If successful this alternative retail model could be rolled out to other coffee shops.

Meeting the consumer half-way: Starbucks goes digital

Seattle - Starbucks has undertaken a host of digital innovations, from reward schemes to online pay and collect ordering. The coffee chain has undertaken valuable innovations, helping it compete in the retail sector.

BBC finds fecal bacteria in drinks from Starbucks

It's hard to match the refreshing taste of an iced coffee on a hot summer day — but a new BBC investigation may make you think twice before you order a chilled drink.

Starbucks brand takes dramatic hit after refugee announcement

The perception of the Starbucks brand dropped dramatically after the company announced it would hire thousands of refugees. While no direct evidence their hiring policy is a direct cause of the drop, it shows a boycott by conservatives may be working.

Starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide after Trump ban

New York - Starbucks plans to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide over the next five years in response to President Donald Trump's travel ban, the head of the US coffee-chain company said Sunday.

Starbucks gives us 13 reasons to celebrate the holiday season

Starbucks learned their lesson last year - don't fix something if it's not broken. Instead of the plain red holiday cup they tried to foist on the public last year, we are being treated to 13 different designs on the iconic red cups this year.

Starbucks to stop unexpected consequences of offering free Wi-Fi

Customers will soon no longer be able to watch porn at Starbucks. The coffee giant will soon block explicit websites, reports CNN.

Starbucks customers leave more than $1 billion on coffee cards Special

Seattle - Customers of Starbucks, the world's largest coffee chain, deposited more than $1 billion on store-issued debit cards in the first quarter of 2016, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday.

Starbucks plans to put a kick in your cuppa' with #NitroColdBrew

Seattle - Iced coffee infused with nitrogen gas? Yep, it's coming to around 600 Starbucks locations by the end of summer. What is nitro-coffee, anyway? And is it better than plain old coffee?

Starbucks joins others in donating unsold food to the hungry

Starbucks announced on Tuesday that it will "aim to contribute 100 percent" of its leftover food to Feeding America from its over 7,000 U.S. locations by this time next year. The new program is being called "Food Share."

Lawsuit — Starbucks has been ripping off the public for years

Two coffee drinkers in California are pretty steamed because Starbucks won't fill their lattes to the rim in an effort to save money on milk. In fact, they are so mad they filed a class-action lawsuit against the giant coffeehouse chain.

Starbucks breakfast sandwiches recalled over Listeria concerns

A food supplier has recalled pre-packaged breakfast sandwiches made for sale at Starbucks stores in Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma because of concerns over possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Starbucks just added a new core drink to the menu

On January 5, Starbucks is adding a new beverage to its menu: the Latte Macchiato. The drink contains just two ingredients — espresso and milk. To create the beverage, shots of espresso are poured over foamed whole milk.

Starbucks raises price of some of its drinks

Seattle - Feeling the pain? You're not alone. Your morning coffee just got a little more expensive. Starbucks, the nation's largest cafe chain, raised the price of most of its drinks by as much as 20 cents on Tuesday.

Starbucks start-up falters in India

Mumbai - Tata Starbucks, a subsidiary of the U.S. coffee company, has not had the best of starts. Several products have been taken off the menu due to the product not meeting the specifications required by Indian authorities.

Cafe interruptus: Starbucks to shut down La Boulange shops

Seattle - Starbucks plans to shut down nearly two dozen La Boulange cafes it bought in 2012 but to continue to sell La Boulange baked goods in its stores nationwide, the world's largest coffee seller said Monday.

Chipotle to offer employees tuition reimbursement, paid leave

Dallas - Starting in July, all employees, including part-time employees, at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. will receive a hike in benefits that includes paid vacation time, sick pay, and tuition reimbursement, the company reports.

Starbucks and Spotify pairing announced for customers and workers

Coffee chain Starbucks has announced a new streaming music deal with Spotify which will give customers the chance to choose what is played in Starbucks stores via a series of special playlists integrated into the company's mobile app.

Watch this video of a Starbucks worker freaking out

A worker at a Starbucks in New York is no longer working for the company after a video of her screaming at a customer went viral.

Problem solved -- Starbucks stores reopen in U.S. and Canada

Seattle - More than 8,000 Starbucks cafes in the U.S. and Canada reopened Saturday after being shut down the day before because of a computer failure.

New York rent so high, Starbucks starting to close some locations

New York City - Even huge coffee chains are feeling the pressure of New York retail rents. Starbucks is looking to close some of its pricy, large locations, according to the Commercial Observer.

Starbucks to get in the delivery game by end of 2015

“Imagine the ability to create a standing order that Starbucks delivered hot or iced to your desk daily,” says CEO Howard Schultz regarding their upcoming mobile order and pay app, launching by the end of this year.

Starbucks fans will go nuts over new coconut milk choice

On Wednesday, Starbucks confirmed that after months of testing, they will begin offering coconut milk as a non-dairy alternative in their stores nationwide on February 17.

Starbucks’ five–year plan aims to double sales

Starbucks shares rose on news that the coffee chain will be adding stores, menu items and alcoholic beverages.which it hopes will double its sales revenue by 2019.

Starbucks pumpkin Spice Latte: No spice or pumpkin?

A recent investigation led by Vani Har of Food Babe revealed that your favorite pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks aren’t made with spices or pumpkin, but a food scientist thinks you might want to keep it that way.
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