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Next Starbucks CEO brings tech savvy

After turning Starbucks Corp. into the world’s largest coffee chain, Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz will hand the reins to a lieutenant who could solidify its role as a technology …


Starbucks: Howard Schultz to step down as CEO, focus on innovation

Starbucks says CEO Howard Schultz is stepping down from that role at the coffee chain that he joined more than 30 years ago.


Starbucks mislabels Oregon-themed travel mug

Starbucks could be in for a new coffee cup-related brouhaha after mislabeling a landmark on an Oregon-themed travel mug.


Snowflakes, Santa seem to be back on Starbucks holiday cups

Starbucks will be unveiling its holiday coffee cups for this year with what look to be snowflakes and reindeer, after last year’s more subdued red cups caused an uproar from …


Starbucks sees key sales measure rise, profit increase

Starbucks reported a 23 percent increase in its fourth-quarter profit Thursday, thanks to rising sales at its coffee shops and benefiting from an extra week in the period.


Dunkin’ Donuts revamps tea lineup as it takes on Starbucks

Dunkin’ Donuts, which is better known for its coffee, is revamping its hot tea lineup as it seeks to better compete with rivals like Starbucks.


Starbucks rolls out ‘unity’ cup ahead of Election Day

One week before Election Day, Starbucks has unveiled a new cup in the U.S. that it says is meant to be “a symbol of unity.”


Starbucks plans to double stores in China in 5 years

Starbucks is pushing ahead with its expansion into mainland China, saying Wednesday it’s on track to have 5,000 stores by 2021, more than doubling the number of its coffee shops …


Starbucks to open West Seattle store, provide youth job training

Starbucks plans to open a store in West Seattle’s White Center next year as part of the company’s nationwide initiative supporting economic development in low- to medium-income communities.


Report grades restaurant chains’ work to rid meat supply of medically important antibiotics

Panera Bread and Chipotle Mexican Grill passed with flying colors, but KFC and Olive Garden were among the laggards in commitments to eliminate medically important antibiotics from their meat and …


Federal judge puts Starbucks lawsuit on ice in California

A federal judge has thrown cold water on a lawsuit that claimed Starbucks defrauded customers by adding ice to its cold beverages.


Starbucks iced coffee lawsuit dismissed with chiding from judge

CHICAGO – A lawsuit that accused Starbucks of misrepresenting the sizes of its cold drinks has been dismissed by a California judge, who issued a written tongue-lashing of the plaintiff’s …


Starbucks recalls stainless-steel straws on reports of cuts

Starbucks is recalling stainless-steel straws it sold in its stores and online after three reports of children suffering “mouth lacerations” while using them.


Consumer Confidential: Starbucks unveils private exchange for health plans

To hear Starbucks tell it, the company’s introduction last week of expanded insurance choices for workers represents a major advance in health coverage.


Starbucks shuffles management; new role for Americas head

NEW YORK – Starbucks is shuffling its management, including a new role for the executive who headed its flagship Americas unit for eight years. The move comes after the unit …


Starbucks cuts sales forecast after growth slows

NEW YORK – Starbucks has trimmed its sales forecast after revenue came in lighter than expected in the most recent quarter. The Seattle-based company said Thursday global sales rose 4 …


McDonald’s, Starbucks agree to filter Wi-Fi porn

CHICAGO – McDonald’s and Starbucks are implementing filtering technology that blocks customers using Wi-Fi from accessing pornography sites.


Starbucks expands workers’ healthcare choices

Starbucks is expanding the healthcare benefit options it offers employees – something the company alluded to last week as it announced wage increases and other compensation changes.


Consumer Confidential: Starbucks serving up less health care

Starbucks announced Monday that it will give its U.S. workers a raise that will boost compensation by 5 percent to 15 percent. That’s very cool. The coffee giant also said …


Starbucks invests in boutique Italian bakery

NEW YORK – Starbucks has invested in the high-end bakery Princi with plans to expand the Italian cafe and also to step up the quality of food at the Seattle …


Starbucks hikes prices on coffee, espresso, tea lattes

SEATTLE – Starbucks has increased prices slightly on brewed coffee, espresso and tea latte beverages at company-run stores in the U.S.


Starbucks to increase base pay of workers in October

NEW YORK – Starbucks is boosting the base pay of all employees and store managers at U.S. company-run stores by 5 percent or more. In a letter sent to workers …


Starbucks executive to serve on Avista’s board

A Starbucks executive and Gonzaga University graduate will serve on Avista Corp.’s board of directors. Scott H. Maw, 48, is the executive vice president and chief financial officer for Starbucks …


Suit accusing Starbucks of under-filling lattes can proceed

A federal judge is allowing the bulk of a lawsuit accusing Starbucks of systematically under-filling lattes to move forward.


Starbucks to sell Teavana ready-to-drink tea in U.S. next year

Starbucks is teaming up with Anheuser-Busch to unveil a line of ready-to-drink tea in the U.S. next year.


Starbucks readies nitro cold-brew coffee for big cities

Starbucks is jumping on the nitro cold-brew bandwagon, with plans to introduce nitrogen-infused cold-brew coffee on tap in certain cities across the U.S. this summer.


Starbucks overfills cold drinks with ice, lawsuit claims

A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid in its plastic cups.


Starbucks bullish on rewards program change

Starbucks expressed confidence Thursday that an overhaul of its rewards program will drive up sales over the long term, but warned that the transition could be bumpy.


Consumer Confidential: Starbucks’ commitment to donate leftover food to charity deserves praise

Let them eat turkey pesto paninis. Or BBQ beef brisket on sourdough sandwiches. Or zesty chicken and black bean salads.


Amazon is America’s most-loved company, annual ranking shows

Amazon.com has reclaimed the top spot as America’s most-loved company in an annual ranking of some of the country’s largest companies.