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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.


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.