Stories tagged: Starbucks
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 6:57 p.m.
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.
Thu., May 31, 2018
As the acclaimed poet Maya Angelou once said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them – the first time.”
Wed., May 30, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
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 …
Wed., May 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
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, 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, 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 …
Wed., May 23, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
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 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.
Sun., May 20, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
Starbucks is now allowing people to use its restrooms and sit in its cafes and patios even if they do not buy anything.
Sat., May 19, 2018, 11:29 a.m.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Thu., April 26, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
Starbucks Corp., which has been addressing fallout over the arrest of two black men at one of its Philadelphia stores, reported sales growth Thursday that modestly exceeded Wall Street expectations …
Mon., April 23, 2018
Racism is a white problem. I know that many white people will instinctively and emphatically resist that observation. They’ll note the self-evident truth that prejudice is confined to no one …
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:32 p.m.
Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, black men who became best friends in the fourth grade, were taken in handcuffs from the Starbucks in Philadelphia’s tony Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, where Robinson …
UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 7:51 p.m.
The term used to describe encounters like the one recently at a Philadelphia Starbucks is “retail racism,” when minority customers are treated differently than white customers through a variety of …
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. …
UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on “unconscious bias,” CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were …
UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 4:55 p.m.
Starbucks sells itself as a community gathering spot as much as a coffeehouse, a welcoming place with comfortable chairs for lingering, trendy music and Wi-Fi. That’s one reason the arrest …
Sun., April 15, 2018
While there’s reason to monitor Starbucks’ slowing growth in the U.S., savvy investors focusing on the bigger picture could do well buying now, because the growth likely isn’t over.
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:41 p.m.
Coffee sellers will have to post ominous warnings in California because each cup contains a chemical linked to cancer, a judge ruled.
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 10:11 p.m.
A homeless man reported he was sexually assaulted by another homeless man in a downtown Starbucks earlier this year.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 10:24 p.m.
For the third time in a decade, Starbucks on Tuesday made a major commitment to redesigning paper coffee cups so they can be more widely recycled and composted, while emphasizing …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 6:29 p.m.
Starbucks has a new product that it hopes will hook coffee lovers: a credit card.
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 6 a.m.
The Great PNW, a local apparel company, is moving for a third time and quadrupling its space, a sign of its continued success selling Northwest-themed hats, T-shirts and other items.
Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 9 a.m.
The Starbucks at the corner of Francis Avenue and Ash Street in north Spokane will be substantially renovated, according to permits filed with the city.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6:01 p.m.
Starbucks will provide paid sick time to its employees nationwide and give its 150,000 hourly and salaried U.S. workers another wage hike in April, just three months after its regular …