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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.

Coffee giant bows to customer demands on social media

Seattle - When you settle in for a nice, hot eggnog latte at your local Starbucks cafe, you'll know who to thank, right? Twitter and Facebook got your back this time!

Man throws Chihuahua at Starbucks he is banned from

Houston - A man in Texas is being accused of picking up a Chihuahua and then throwing it at a Starbucks window because he was banned from the store.

What are they inking? Starbucks could let workers reveal tattoos

Seattle - Most customers probably do not know this, but Starbucks has always required its tattooed coffee servers to cover up body ink when behind the counter.

Starbucks drives itself to college

New York City - If you've ever been plum tuckered out during a long day of learning following a long night of studying, Starbucks plans to have your back.

A brief history of gun bans in stores across America

Companies across America are beginning to ask customers to leave their firearms at home when frequenting their storefronts.

Op-Ed: Starbucks moves in — Newsstand ordered to stop serving coffee

Bronx - A new Starbucks moved into an office building in The Bronx and building management told a local newsstand it could no longer offer coffee to its customers.

Starbucks offers no tuition aid for Arizona State program

The discounts mentioned in an earlier Digital Journal article have turned out to be the only thing Starbucks is giving customers. They will not be giving any money to workers for the reduced cost of tuition.

Starbucks offers tuition aid for U.S. employees

Starbucks officials have announced a new plan to help some of their staff pay for college. They are going to work with Arizona State University to provide discounts for college fees.

Starbucks begins rollout of wireless rechargers in stores Special

San Jose - Not getting enough charge from your morning Starbucks? Have no fear! Now, your wireless devices can get charged, too! The world's largest chain of coffeehouses has begun offering wireless device recharging stations in its stores.

What's for dinner? Starbucks, of course

Los Angeles - The giant Starbucks cafe chain appears to be considering expanding its food menu to include dinner items, including hamburgers.

Starbucks faces higher milk, coffee costs

Starbucks Corp <SBUX.O> is wrestling with higher costs for milk and coffee, the two ingredients in its popular lattes, but that does not mean its customers are going to pay more.

Oprah gives Starbucks tea push a celebrity shot with chai drink

Starbucks Corp will add a celebrity blend to its big tea push when it debuts "Oprah Chai," a tea-based drink created by media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

Starbucks gives up exclusive license to high-end Keurig pods

Starbucks Corp <SBUX.O> will get a wider selection of Keurig Green Mountain Inc's <GMCR.O> single-serve K-Cup coffee packs, in exchange for giving up the exclusive license for Keurig's highest-end coff...

Review: Starbucks coffee franchise coming to La Ville Rose

Toulouse - The American coffeehouse chain has confirmed the intentions of opening its future locations in the red city by 2015, according to the regional daily newspaper la Dépêche.
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