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UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 11:41 a.m.

Is print dead? Well, it is at Starbucks

Starbucks will quit selling the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Gannett papers like USA Today in more than 8,600 U.S. stores in September, citing “changing customer behavior.” Starbucks …


Starbucks execs, police meet after incident in Arizona shop

Starbucks executives have met with a suburban Phoenix police department after six officers were asked to leave one of the company’s shops because a customer felt unsafe.


Starbucks launches reusable cups trial at U.K. airport

Starbucks and environmental charity Hubbub are launching a trial program to lend passengers at Britain’s Gatwick Airport reusable cups while waiting for their flights in hopes of cutting down on …


Luckin, a Starbucks rival in China, rises in U.S. stock debut

Luckin Coffee, a fast-growing rival to Starbucks in China, jolted higher in its U.S. stock market debut Friday.


Shawn Vestal: Catholic Charities takes heat for its low-barrier housing, but closer examination of Starbucks ‘patrons’ tells different story

Most days, a group of people gathers inside and out at the Starbucks coffee shop at Second and Division – one block from the gateway to the city off Interstate …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 5:24 p.m.

Starbucks turns to solar energy to power its Texas stores

Starbucks is investing in solar farms across Texas as part of an effort to annually save $50 million in utility costs over the next 10 years.


The Dirt: Former automotive shop to become brewery, restaurant

The Watts Project will transform the former Watts Automotive shop, 1312 W. First Ave., into a 6,600-square-foot brewery production facility and tap room called Brick West Brewing.


Virtual reality gaming business to fill former Starbucks near Gonzaga

The building at 1217 N. Hamilton St. will see about $50,000 in interior work to remove walls and build spaces needed for the gaming space.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 11:12 a.m.

Howard Schultz didn’t vote on latest Seattle school levies

Even after facing public criticism over his spotty voting record, Howard Schultz failed to vote in this month’s Seattle school-levy election.


Starbucks faces tricky time as ex-CEO mulls presidential run

For Starbucks, former CEO Howard Schultz is a hero – and a headache.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 6:14 p.m.

Dems fear Trump re-election if ex-Starbucks CEO Schultz runs

For a businessman who grew a small coffee roaster into an inescapable global chain, who ensured that even his part-time workers had benefits and who has given about $150,000 to …



Starbucks posts better-than-expected profit in fiscal 1Q

Improved U.S. holiday sales helped Starbucks Corp. achieve better-than-expected results in its fiscal first quarter.


Starbucks rolls out delivery service for coffee drinkers

Starbucks expanding drinks-delivery service to San Francisco, adding other cities in the coming weeks.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 8:33 p.m.

State Democrats decry Schultz idea to run as independent in 2020

News that former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz might run for president as an independent isn’t sitting well with the top Democratic official in his home state.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

Starbucks to expand delivery in U.S., China

Starbucks is expanding delivery to more stores in the U.S. and China as it tries to accelerate growth in those two markets.


Starbucks will soon start blocking porn on all of its public Wi-Fi

Bad news for creeps: Starbucks has announced that it will soon block access to porn websites via the company’s Wi-Fi network. So pervs have only until the end of 2018 …


New Starbucks coming to west end of downtown

A new Starbucks is coming to Spokane, in a former credit union drive through on the west end of downtown, according to city permit data.


Starbucks laying off 350 people, mostly at Seattle headquarters

Starbucks is notifying about 350 corporate employees Tuesday that they no longer have a job with the Seattle coffee giant, an expected wave of layoffs associated with a reorganization announced …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

I tried Starbucks’ Witch’s Brew so you don’t have to

Starbucks unveiled a new limited edition Halloween Frappuccino on Thursday. It looks striking, but the flavor is no magic spell.


Starbucks opens first U.S. sign language store – with murals, tech pads and fingerspelling

The storefronts along Washington’s bustling H Street Northeast are lit up with familiar names and logos: Petco. Whole Foods. CVS. There is also a Starbucks. Or, more specifically, S-T-A-R-B-U-C-K-S spelled …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 4:32 p.m.

Starbucks selling stores, closing office in Europe

Starbucks is restructuring its European operations after several years of slowing sales.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 6:49 p.m.

Starbucks adds subsidized backup child and senior care to U.S. benefits package

Starbucks will heavily subsidize up to 10 days a year of backup child care and senior care for its more than 180,000 U.S. employees, the company said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

Starbucks plans corporate shake-up and layoffs, starting with senior execs

Girding for continued change in the retail landscape, Starbucks plans job cuts this fall at its Seattle headquarters, including eliminating some top executives, as it reorganizes in a bid to …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 2:55 p.m.

Starbucks ventures into delivery again with test of UberEats

Starbucks Corp. is giving delivery another chance in the U.S. After an attempt to test the service with Postmates years ago, the coffee company is now teaming up with UberEats …


Washington apple crop awaits answers amid ongoing trade uncertainty

Despite uncertainty about markets, the Washington apple crop is coming off the trees and producers are hopeful that talks with Mexico and Canada can wrap up soon to protect two …


Starbucks reveals opulent store in Milan, the culmination of Howard Schultz’s Italian dream

A 1983 trip to Italy gave rise to Schultz’s vision for Starbucks as a purveyor not just of coffee beans and equipment, as it was when he joined the company, …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

Starbucks inks Alibaba partnership to drive China deliveries

Starbucks Corp. is joining forces with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to begin delivering its drinks and baked goods in China, rolling out an effort to stave off competitors and turn …


McDonald’s teams with Starbucks on search for recyclable, compostable cups

McDonald’s is joining an effort begun this spring by its coffee-focused rival, Starbucks, to produce a recyclable hot beverage cup.


Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year.