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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.


Starbucks changes rewards program; small spenders lose

Starbucks is changing the terms of its rewards program so that people who just get a regular cup of coffee will have to spend significantly more to earn a freebie.


Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz confident in China bet despite turmoil

Worries about the Chinese economy are rocking markets the world over, but Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he’s confident in Beijing’s policymaking – and that his coffee empire is still …


Starbucks’ 2015 sales jump 17 percent to $19.2 billion

SEATTLE – Starbucks’ sales for its fiscal year jumped 17 percent to reach a record $19.2 billion, enough cash to buy a short latte for every single human on Earth …


Doug Clark: Starbucks ups coffee game, takes hipster to new level

I’ve been feeling pretty darned groovy about my Spokane pedigree. That is, I was until a recent visit to the latest evolution in Seattle Starbucks coffee shops.


Oprah chai tea not so hot

I guess I prefer Hot Oprah to Iced Oprah. Hot Oprah is comforting, rich and easy to stomach. Iced Oprah shuts you out. It seems cold and indifferent, content to …


Starbucks to ban smoking within 25 feet of cafes

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks customers will soon have to stamp out their cigarettes before approaching the cafes.


Starbucks’ continued growth merits spot on watch list

There seems to be a Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) on every corner. Does it deserve a location in your portfolio, too? Along with its flagship coffee brand, Starbucks also owns Tazo …


Starbucks’ D.C. employees sending fiscal cliff message via cups

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is using its coffee cups to jump into the political fray in Washington.


Motley Fool: Starbucks looks ready for growth

It’s been a pretty busy year for Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX). The coffee chain has posted record profits, announced the launch of its own single-brew system, and purchased a bakery in …


Starbucks will stop using bug dye in drinks

NEW YORK — Starbucks Corp. says it will stop using a red dye in its drinks that is derived from crushed bugs. The Seattle-based coffee chain said in a blog …


Judicial appointee helps track suspect

An assistant U.S. attorney and appointee for a federal judgeship helped identify a suspect in a string of South Hill burglaries by tracking his wife’s stolen coffee shop card. Tom …


Doug Clark: City candidates should tackle problems they can solve

Here we are in the full intestinal distress of yet another campaign season. On Aug. 16, the primary votes will be counted and the politicians most likely to disappoint us …


Starbucks sees growth through acquisitions, grocery sales

Now that Starbucks has saturated the U.S. with 11,000 coffee shops, the Seattle-based chain has adopted a new strategy that is more about consumer products than cafes. Starbucks still wants …


Starbucks location offers beer, wine

Something new is on the menu at a renovated Starbucks in Seattle: beer and wine. The store that reopened Monday is the first under the Starbucks brand to offer alcohol. …


Starbucks’ profits percolate in third quarter

Starbucks Corp.’s effort to rebuild itself is taking hold: The world’s largest coffee chain said Wednesday that its third-quarter profit rose 37 percent as more customers visited its stores and …