FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2016, 6:36 A.M.
Starbucks Corp. wants to persuade its coffee-loving customers to come back for lunch, after stumbling several times in previous attempts to expand its food offerings.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 9:32 A.M.
Starbucks plans to add 12,000 stores around the world, as well as expand its high-end drinks and stores, and build on its mobile offerings – including being able to place …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 11:19 A.M.
McDonald’s Corp., losing ground in its battle for the nation’s coffee drinkers, is planning to shake up its McCafe brand — part of a bid to challenge Starbucks Corp. and …
SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016
Howard Schultz, the billionaire who built a caffeine empire by bringing Italian coffee culture to the American mainstream, is ready for his next project: Starbucks 2.0.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 8:20 A.M.
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 …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 2:21 P.M.
Starbucks says CEO Howard Schultz is stepping down from that role at the coffee chain that he joined more than 30 years ago.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 9:27 A.M.
Starbucks could be in for a new coffee cup-related brouhaha after mislabeling a landmark on an Oregon-themed travel mug.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 12:05 P.M.
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 …
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 2:39 P.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 11 A.M.
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.
TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2016, 9:39 A.M.
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.”
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 12:26 P.M.
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 …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 1:04 P.M.
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.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016, 5:37 P.M.
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 …
THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2016, 10:44 A.M.
A federal judge has thrown cold water on a lawsuit that claimed Starbucks defrauded customers by adding ice to its cold beverages.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 12:38 P.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016, 1:28 P.M.
Starbucks is recalling stainless-steel straws it sold in its stores and online after three reports of children suffering “mouth lacerations” while using them.
SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016
To hear Starbucks tell it, the company’s introduction last week of expanded insurance choices for workers represents a major advance in health coverage.
MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016, 11:36 A.M.
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 …
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016, 2 P.M.
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 …
MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016, 11:44 A.M.
CHICAGO – McDonald’s and Starbucks are implementing filtering technology that blocks customers using Wi-Fi from accessing pornography sites.
MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016, 10:20 A.M.
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.
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016
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 …
THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016, 10:04 A.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016, 12:05 P.M.
SEATTLE – Starbucks has increased prices slightly on brewed coffee, espresso and tea latte beverages at company-run stores in the U.S.
MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016, 11:09 A.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 10:12 A.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016, 5:25 P.M.
A federal judge is allowing the bulk of a lawsuit accusing Starbucks of systematically under-filling lattes to move forward.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016, 3:58 P.M.
Starbucks is teaming up with Anheuser-Busch to unveil a line of ready-to-drink tea in the U.S. next year.
TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016, 11:30 A.M.
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.