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Starbucks Denies Reports That It’s Slashing Hours Chain-Wide

While Starbucks announced planned raises for employees and a loosened dress code, those changes came in the middle of rampant chain-wide unhappiness among baristas. More pay per hour doesn’t help if you can’t actually get scheduled to work, and employees complain that hours have been cut at the stores where they work. [More]

Cold Brew Craze Continues: Starbucks Selling Pitcher Packs To Make It At Home

Cold Brew Craze Continues: Starbucks Selling Pitcher Packs To Make It At Home

Starbucks’ love affair with cold brew coffee doesn’t appear to be slowing down. In addition to selling a traditional version of the cold beverage – along with a nitro version – at stores and bottles of the drink at retail partners like Target, the company is now providing customers with the option of making the beverage at home with new pitcher packs.  [More]

Starbucks CEO To Step Back, Concentrate On High-End Coffee Roasteries

Starbucks CEO To Step Back, Concentrate On High-End Coffee Roasteries

A few years ago, Starbucks started a mini-chain of higher-end shops within their regular chain with fancier, “small-batch” coffees in an effort to compete with a new generation of coffee shops. This week, the company’s founder and CEO, Howard Schultz, announced that he’ll be stepping back from day-to-day management of the main business to think about the company’s overall strategy and concentrate on the high-end Reserve business. [More]

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Starbucks Employees Can Now Match Green Hair To Their Green Aprons

Nearly two years after Starbucks allowed employees to get a bit more graphic behind the counter — showing some visible tattoos for the first time — the coffee giant is once again revamping its dress code, this time allowing baristas to wear more color — even if that happens to be in their hair.  [More]

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To Investors, Dunkin’ Donuts Is Stuck Between A McRock And A Starbucks Place

For those of us of a certain age, especially those of us that age who grew up in and around Boston, the Dunkin’ Donuts brand identity might seem indelible. But it’s been almost 20 years since the last time Fred the Baker intoned, “Time to make the donuts!” on TV, and those decades — and a national expansion in the face of some stiff competition — have left the iconic sugar-and-caffeine chain in a bit of a slump. [More]

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Starbucks Joins McDonald’s In Blocking Porn Access On Free WiFi

You won’t be able to watch a skin flick with your morning latte at Starbucks anymore: the coffee chain says it’ll join McDonald’s in adding a pornography filter to its in-store WiFi. [More]

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Starbucks Brings Back Iced Sampler Cards Program, Separate From Star Rewards

While recent changes to the rewards program at Starbucks drew some complaints, the app remains popular and customers still have massive amounts of money stored away in their accounts. However, the company has brought back a very analog promotion for the summer, which uses a card with stickers for customers to rack up free drinks. [More]

Starbucks Invests In High-End Italian Bakery, Princi

Starbucks Invests In High-End Italian Bakery, Princi

Starbucks has its hands in a lot of different products outside of the coffee it serves up in stores — cold brew coffee, coconut milk, juice, to name a few. Now the company is expanding its portfolio with the acquisition of a company specializing in Italian baked goods.
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Starbucks Price Increases Go Into Effect Today

Two weeks after a computer glitch pushed out Starbucks’ annual price increase early, the day has finally come when your morning cup of joe will actually cost more.  [More]

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Starbucks Will Give U.S. Front-Line Employees And Managers Raises Of At Least 5% In October

If you’ve heard rumblings in the news recently about Starbucks employees complaining that they’re underpaid and not being scheduled for enough hours, the coffee chain wants you to stop worrying: they’re giving hourly employees and managers raises in October, and making unspecified dress code and benefits changes as well as doing something about scheduling issues. [More]

Starbucks Introducing Its First Beverage With A Coconut Milk Base

Starbucks Introducing Its First Beverage With A Coconut Milk Base

If you’re the kind of person who’d rather get your milk from a plant than an animal, Starbucks has some news for you: the chain will be selling its first-ever espresso beverage with a coconut milk base for a limited time this summer. [More]

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Starbucks Annual Price Increase Showed Up Early Thanks To Glitch

For the third year in a row Starbucks will dig its hands a little deeper into customers’ wallets, once again raising the prices for many drinks on its menu. [More]

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Starbucks To Sell Coffee From India For The First Time

Tired of picking up bags of the same old Colombian coffee at Starbucks? You’ll soon be able to branch out, as the coffee giant announced today that it will, for a limited time, offer coffee from India for sale this fall — but only in Seattle.  [More]

Starbucks Releasing Bottled Cold Brew In July

Starbucks Releasing Bottled Cold Brew In July

Starbucks already offers a variety of bottled beverages for sale at grocery and convenience stores around the country. But if you’re looking for something a little less sweet than a White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino, you don’t have a ton of options, until now. The coffee giant will begin selling bottles of its unsweetened cold brew at stores starting next month.  [More]

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Starbucks Will Have To Face Lawsuit Over Underfilled Lattes

A judge has rejected Starbucks’ efforts to put the kibosh on a lawsuit filed by two customers who claim that the coffee chain routinely underfills lattes. [More]

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There’s More Money Loaded On Starbucks Cards Than Customer Deposits At Several Banks

While we’re used to the idea of people keeping money in places other than bank accounts — preloaded debit cards, sock drawers, comic book collections — there’s one way consumers are storing their cash that’s more popular than several financial institutions: Starbucks cards. [More]

Starbucks Adding Nitro Cold Brew To The Menu At 500 Locations This Summer

Starbucks Adding Nitro Cold Brew To The Menu At 500 Locations This Summer

Because there’s always time for a new trendy thing in coffee to catch on across the nation, Starbucks will have a new option on tap for customers at around 500 locations this summer: Nitro Cold Brew. [More]

Nike’s Starbucks Sneaker Is The Latest In Food-Themed Footwear

Nike’s Starbucks Sneaker Is The Latest In Food-Themed Footwear

They say some people wear their hearts on their sleeves, but more and more it seems consumers are wearing their appetites on their shirts, pants, and shoes, among other things. One company looking to fill the tasty clothing arena is Nike and its newfound taste for food-themed sneakers. [More]