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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 …


Landlords would love to see more neighbors for glasses store

Spaces gradually are filling in newer buildings drawn in by Costco at the intersection of Government Way and Neider Avenue in Coeur d’Alene. A new business between Starbucks and T-Mobile …


Malicious prosecution suit grounds for another look

The story that broke back in January 2007 was one of those shockers that made you spit out your morning java and holler … “No way! Not again!”


Instant brew ruins perks of good tales

Tuesday might steep in infamy as the day the tradition of camp coffee died. Starbucks, after nearly 20 years of research, has debuted a decent-tasting instant cuppa joe.


Starbucks tries to brew interest in instant coffee

Caffeine addicts nationwide got first tastes of Starbucks Corp.’s newest offering as the coffee giant blanketed the nation with tens of thousands of free samples of its instant coffee called …


Starbucks tries something brand new, with a buzz

When is a Starbucks not a Starbucks? When it’s a 15th Avenue Coffee and Tea. The ubiquitous coffee-shop giant is dropping the household name from its 15th Avenue East store …


In brief: Sirius gets lifeline from Liberty Media

Facing a likely bankruptcy, Sirius XM Radio Inc. found a savior in Liberty Media Corp., which will lend $530 million to the satellite radio provider and block a bid for …


Starbucks launching instant coffee in Seattle, Chicago

Starbucks Corp. began selling its new instant coffee online Tuesday, ahead of a nationwide launch to coincide with the company’s first major ad campaign.


Starbucks to close more stores, cut more jobs

Starbucks Corp. said nearly 7,000 employees may lose their jobs due to a new round of store closures and cost cuts as it reported Wednesday that its profit dropped 69 …