Stories tagged: Starbucks
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case
Some of America’s most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to decide whether a federal law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation. They ultimately want the court …
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Starbucks founder questions country’s ‘moral fiber’
Starbucks founder and chairman Howard Schultz says the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend have put the “moral fiber” of the country in question.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
Man ejected from downtown Spokane Starbucks last year withdraws $1,000 offer for date
Lucas Werner, the 37-year-old Spokane man who made
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Starbucks joins Lady Gaga for ‘Cups of Kindness’ campaign
The “Cups of Kindness” campaign begins Tuesday and runs through Monday. Starbucks said 25 cents from every drink will be donated to Gaga’s “Born This Way” foundation, which has an …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Top-paid CEO in Washington last year was head of Starbucks
A new survey shows the top paid executive in Washington state last year was the head of Starbucks.
Fri., April 21, 2017
Drinking the rainbow: Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino may make you see stars
It tastes like mango, at first. But by the time you’ve nearly polished off a grande, the flavor has become mostly sugar: 59 grams of it, to be exact. Starbucks …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Starbucks barista has meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino
A Starbucks barista has taken to social media hoping to make orders for the coffee chain’s much buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Starbucks extends China health coverage to workers’ parents
Starbucks will provide Chinese workers with health insurance that extends coverage to their parents, a unique offering by the coffeehouse chain that may be used by more than 10,000 people …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
New Starbucks CEO aims to build company that will last a century
Kevin Johnson is the new CEO of Starbucks – the first time in nine years Howard Schultz has not been at the helm of the coffee empire he began building …
Sun., April 2, 2017
Starbucks will put its first high-end Reserve store inside its headquarters
Starbucks will open the first of 1,000 planned high-end Reserve stores in the lobby of its corporate headquarters in Sodo.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
Longtime Starbucks chief Schultz hands key to new CEO
Howard Schultz’s last Starbucks shareholders meeting as CEO began with patriotic flourishes, ended with the passing of a key from Schultz to his successor, and was peppered throughout with talk …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Starbucks CEO stands by pledge to hire refugees
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz presided over his last annual shareholder meeting as head of the company Wednesday by standing by its pledge to hire refugees and expanding on previously announced …
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:35 a.m.
Racist posters plastered in 3 areas of Spokane
About a month after racist posters
Wed., March 8, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Starbucks loses market share as rivals roll out drink deals
Starbucks Corp., facing heavy competition, mobile-ordering hiccups and even boycott threats, has been losing U.S. customers to rivals this winter.
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
Starbucks rolls out ‘barrel-aged’ coffee beans in Roastery
There’s barrel-aged whiskey, beer, vinegar and syrup. Is barrel-aged coffee the next big thing? Barrel-aged coffee, in which green, unroasted coffee beans are placed in barrels that previously held whiskey, …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 4 p.m.
Investing in friendships for two generations
A Spokane Valley investment club, the Lilies, started 21 years ago. They’re all women who love coffee, so in fall 1995 their first choice ignored a financial adviser’s caution about …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Starbucks puts ice cream on menu at 100-plus stores
Starbucks, having seen the success of ice cream menu offerings at its high-end Seattle Roastery store, will start serving ice cream at more than 100 store locations.
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
Taking aim at Trump policies, Starbucks CEO vows to hire 10,000 refugees over five years
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz added a coffee magnate’s voice to the chorus of tech industry executives who spoke out over the weekend against President Donald Trump’s travel ban order, announcing …
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017
Froma Harrop: Boycotts are a form of speech
The point here is that for whatever reason, a person has a right to withhold his or her custom. Freedom of speech doesn’t end at the cash register.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Starbucks to top McDonald’s as restaurant king, analyst says
Starbucks is poised to overtake McDonald’s as the world’s most valuable restaurant chain, and the coffee giant could ultimately have a staggering 50,000 locations.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Lucas Werner, 37, ejected from Spokane Starbucks after asking teenage barista for a date
A 37-year-old Spokane man is claiming age discrimination after he was barred from a Spokane Starbucks after asking a teenage barista on a date.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 12:01 p.m.
Former Starbucks, Microsoft official to lead state trade council
A former executive at Starbucks and Microsoft has been named president of the Washington Council on International Trade.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 6:36 a.m.
Starbucks plan to win lunch crowd creates tough task for new CEO
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.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
Starbucks to boost number of shops by almost 50 percent
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 …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
McDonald’s revamps $4 billion McCafe brand as it lags Starbucks
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 …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
For his next act, Schultz wants to make Starbucks more upscale
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.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 8:20 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
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.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 9:27 a.m.
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.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
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 …