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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.


The last straw? Starbucks pledges to eliminate plastic straws globally by 2020

Starbucks says it will become the largest food and beverage retailer to commit to eliminating plastic straws, a change it says it will complete by 2020.


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Starbucks’ ‘full-scale racial equity overhaul’ will take more than an afternoon, outside review says

In a report published Monday, Heather McGhee, distinguished senior fellow of the public policy organization Demos, and Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-council of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, …


Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death

Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court Friday for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Are sugar worries weighing on Frappuccino sales?

Frappuccino sales are struggling, and concerns about how much sugar the slushy drinks contain may be among the reasons.


Starbucks pumps the brakes in its home market

Starbucks is retrenching in its home market as it contends with sales growth that Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson acknowledges isn’t fast enough.


Howard Schultz may be retiring, but Starbucks boardroom door remains open with rare privileges

Howard Schultz may be taking off the green apron, but the strings tying him to Starbucks won’t be fully severed, according to new regulatory filings.


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Starbucks raising price of a brewed coffee in most U.S. stores

Starbucks says it’s raising the price of a regular drip coffee by 10 cents to 20 cents this week in most U.S. stores.


Howard Schultz may be retiring, but Starbucks boardroom door remains open with rare privileges

Howard Schultz may be taking off the green apron, but the strings tying him to Starbucks won’t be fully severed, according to new regulatory filings.


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 2:40 p.m.

Starbucks investors nervously contemplate life post Schultz

Starbucks is losing its longtime visionary leader, and Wall Street isn’t confident of what’s ahead.


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Starbucks’ Schultz mulling ‘philanthropy to public service’

Starbucks Corp.’s Howard Schultz is stepping down as executive chairman of the coffee company he helped transform into a global brand, and says public service may be in his future.


‘Roseanne’ fiasco is just the latest in TV’s rehiring of bad apples

As the acclaimed poet Maya Angelou once said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them – the first time.”


Starbucks faces long road in racism fight after massive training

Starbucks shut its roughly 8,000 company-owned stores for the closed-door training, but it let a few reporters interview some senior managers, including Ruffin, after they went through the four-hour session …


Starbucks bathroom policy could set unrealistic standard for small businesses

As Starbucks adopts an open bathroom policy, some local businesses may find it hard to meet growing expectations


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

Starbucks starts closing stores for anti-bias training

Starbucks, mocked three years ago for suggesting employees discuss racial issues with customers, asked workers Tuesday to talk about race with each other.


UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 8:38 p.m.

Starbucks training a first step, experts say, in facing bias

Starbucks, trying to put to rest an outcry over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores, is closing more than 8,000 stores for an afternoon of …


Starbucks previews next week’s racial bias training for 8,000 stores

Starbucks on Wednesday unveiled a preview of its unconscious bias training days before it will close 8,000 stores for four hours on the afternoon of May 29.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Amazon, Starbucks pledge $25,000 each to campaign for referendum on Seattle head tax

Amazon and Starbucks are among companies that have promised to cut large checks to a campaign collecting signatures for a referendum on Seattle’s head tax.


Starbucks: You don’t have to buy coffee to sit in our cafes or use our restrooms

Starbucks is now allowing people to use its restrooms and sit in its cafes and patios even if they do not buy anything.


New Starbucks policy: No purchase necessary to sit in cafes

Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don’t buy anything.


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Seattle approves business tax for homelessness

The Seattle City Council has approved a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness.


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Starbucks tells employees: Let anyone use the restroom

Starbucks has told employees to let anyone use the restroom, even if they haven’t bought anything, as it reviews its policies and tries to restore its reputation after the arrest …


UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Nestle to take over sales of Starbucks in grocery aisles

Nestle is paying more than $7 billion to handle global retail sales of Starbucks’s coffee and tea outside of its coffee shops.


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 1:44 p.m.

Black men arrested at Starbucks settle $1 each and $200K for young entrepreneur program

Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city for a symbolic $1 each Wednesday and a promise from officials to set …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 5:48 p.m.

Truck hauling Starbucks products and headed for Spokane had 126 pounds of meth, police say

About 126 pounds of methamphetamine and other drugs were seized from a semitruck hauling Starbucks products that was headed to Spokane on Thursday, according to the Centralia Police Department.