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UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2020

Starbucks giving free coffee to first responders and health care workers until May 3

In an effort to help first responders and health care workers who are on the frontlines with COVID-19, Starbucks is offering free brewed coffee – hot or iced – from …


Starbucks to close some cafes to stop spread of coronavirus, move to to-go model in rest

Starbucks says it’s moving to a to-go model for all its stores in the U.S. and Canada for at least two weeks over concern about the new coronavirus.


Starbucks stores may go drive-thru only or limit seating

Some Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada may become drive-thru only while others could limit the number of people allowed inside, the company said, one day after the World …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Starbucks closing South Hill store

Starbucks is closing one of its South Hill stores later this month.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Starbucks’ results top estimates but coronavirus slows sales

It was a happy holiday at Starbucks, but the company’s sales momentum could start to slow due to the coronavirus outbreak in China.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Starbucks says hold the milk to reduce carbon footprint

Adding whipped cream to millions of Starbucks Corp. drinks emits 50 times as much greenhouse gas as the company’s private jet. Overall, dairy products are the biggest source of carbon …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving program into more poor areas

The Seattle-based company plans to open or remodel 85 stores by 2025 in rural and urban communities across the U.S. That will bring to 100 the total number of community …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Starbucks settles claim that sick time rule violated NYC law

Starbucks violated New York City’s paid sick leave law by making ailing workers find substitutes or face possible discipline or even firing, officials said Thursday in announcing a settlement with …


Starbucks court ruling deals blow to EU tax break fight

A European Union court ruled Tuesday that a tax deal between the Dutch government and Starbucks did not amount to illegal state support, as claimed by regulators, delivering a blow …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

Starbucks clashes with small Alaska company over trademark

A small Alaska apparel company is clashing with Starbucks over a trademark term the Seattle-based coffee giant says is too closely linked to its own branding.


Starbucks shares fall as company cuts profit growth forecast

Starbucks shares tumbled Wednesday after the company lowered its 2020 earnings forecast.


Starbucks beats Q3 forecasts, raises full-year guidance

Starbucks Corp. served up an extra frothy third quarter, zooming past Wall Street’s forecasts thanks to new drinks and growing loyalty.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

Is print dead? Well, it is at Starbucks

Starbucks will quit selling the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Gannett papers like USA Today in more than 8,600 U.S. stores in September, citing “changing customer behavior.” Starbucks …


Starbucks execs, police meet after incident in Arizona shop

Starbucks executives have met with a suburban Phoenix police department after six officers were asked to leave one of the company’s shops because a customer felt unsafe.


Starbucks launches reusable cups trial at U.K. airport

Starbucks and environmental charity Hubbub are launching a trial program to lend passengers at Britain’s Gatwick Airport reusable cups while waiting for their flights in hopes of cutting down on …


Luckin, a Starbucks rival in China, rises in U.S. stock debut

Luckin Coffee, a fast-growing rival to Starbucks in China, jolted higher in its U.S. stock market debut Friday.


Shawn Vestal: Catholic Charities takes heat for its low-barrier housing, but closer examination of Starbucks ‘patrons’ tells different story

Most days, a group of people gathers inside and out at the Starbucks coffee shop at Second and Division – one block from the gateway to the city off Interstate …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019

Starbucks turns to solar energy to power its Texas stores

Starbucks is investing in solar farms across Texas as part of an effort to annually save $50 million in utility costs over the next 10 years.


The Dirt: Former automotive shop to become brewery, restaurant

The Watts Project will transform the former Watts Automotive shop, 1312 W. First Ave., into a 6,600-square-foot brewery production facility and tap room called Brick West Brewing.


Virtual reality gaming business to fill former Starbucks near Gonzaga

The building at 1217 N. Hamilton St. will see about $50,000 in interior work to remove walls and build spaces needed for the gaming space.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

Howard Schultz didn’t vote on latest Seattle school levies

Even after facing public criticism over his spotty voting record, Howard Schultz failed to vote in this month’s Seattle school-levy election.


Starbucks faces tricky time as ex-CEO mulls presidential run

For Starbucks, former CEO Howard Schultz is a hero – and a headache.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Dems fear Trump re-election if ex-Starbucks CEO Schultz runs

For a businessman who grew a small coffee roaster into an inescapable global chain, who ensured that even his part-time workers had benefits and who has given about $150,000 to …



Starbucks posts better-than-expected profit in fiscal 1Q

Improved U.S. holiday sales helped Starbucks Corp. achieve better-than-expected results in its fiscal first quarter.


Starbucks rolls out delivery service for coffee drinkers

Starbucks expanding drinks-delivery service to San Francisco, adding other cities in the coming weeks.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019

State Democrats decry Schultz idea to run as independent in 2020

News that former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz might run for president as an independent isn’t sitting well with the top Democratic official in his home state.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

Starbucks to expand delivery in U.S., China

Starbucks is expanding delivery to more stores in the U.S. and China as it tries to accelerate growth in those two markets.


Starbucks will soon start blocking porn on all of its public Wi-Fi

Bad news for creeps: Starbucks has announced that it will soon block access to porn websites via the company’s Wi-Fi network. So pervs have only until the end of 2018 …


New Starbucks coming to west end of downtown

A new Starbucks is coming to Spokane, in a former credit union drive through on the west end of downtown, according to city permit data.