Starbucks Starts Delivery Test In Seattle, Charges A $6 Fee For One Cup Of Coffee

Starbucks Starts Delivery Test In Seattle, Charges A $6 Fee For One Cup Of Coffee

Nearly two months after Starbucks launched a test of its “Green Apron Delivery” concept at the Empire State Building, the coffee giant’s drinks have hit the streets of select Seattle neighborhoods. While the service could no doubt be a welcome convenience for some, the added fee creates a bit of sticker shock.  [More]

(Steven Depolo)

McDonald’s Testing Sales Of Monster Energy Drinks In Five States

Need a little pick-me-up after a greasy burger and fry value meal? McDonald’s thinks it has the answer: sell energy drinks.  [More]

(Nicholas Eckhart)

Kohl’s Testing Cafe Concept At Two Wisconsin Locations

Kohl’s is joining the ranks of retailers like Target, Sam’s Club, IKEA, Costco, and countless others in bringing weary shoppers what they really want: something to snack on while traipsing down the aisles checking off items from their list. [More]

(Daniel Oines)

Kohl’s Hops On The Same-Day Delivery Testing Train

The seemingly never-ending list of retailers wading into the same-day delivery game grew by one this week: Kohl’s will test a quick-delivery service in two markets in an attempt to revamp its digital presence and attract customers who want their purchases to arrive as quickly as possible. [More]

Great Complaint Letter Leads To Replacement Pens, Loyalty

Great Complaint Letter Leads To Replacement Pens, Loyalty

Christopher is an editor, and always needs to keep a red pen at the ready. He even has a preferred brand, the Pilot Precise V5. When he recently found that one of his pens was defective, he wrote a great letter to Pilot about the situation and was amply rewarded with…well, with more pens. [More]

Angry Pilot: Leave This Plane if You Want to Live

Angry Pilot: Leave This Plane if You Want to Live

A comforting thought for anyone whose fear of flying has them questioning the safety of the airplane: If the pilot says it’s safe, you can take some comfort in getting onboard. After all, the pilot’s life is on the line, too, if anything would go wrong.

New Pens! Cheap!

New Pens! Cheap!

I bought three boxes of my favorite pens on eBay. They arrived. Compare the silkiness and plenitude of the three boxes to the two, gnawed, scratchy pens I’d somehow been scraping by with for like, oh, two months. These babies usually retail for $16.99 per box of 12 but I snagged 36 pens for $19.20 plus $3.95 S&H. My life is five thousand times better right now.

Drunk Continental Captain: “How Dry I Am!”

Drunk Continental Captain: “How Dry I Am!”

“Thish ish ya capawhatchamacallit shpeakin…” a voice over the cabin intercom slurs. Looking out the window, you can’t help but notice a landing 747 dropping down out of the sky straight on top of you. Your dilating left eye spasms involuntarily.