• Starbucks pumpkin spice sales hit record high after early launch

    Starbucks pumpkin spice sales hit record high after early launch

    Starbucks is staging a fall comeback from the coronavirus — and it’s pumpkin-flavored. Sales of Starbucks’ trendy pumpkin beverages hit a new high in the last quarter after the
  • At Starbucks, diversity determines executive compensation

    At Starbucks, diversity determines executive compensation

    The staff of the world's largest coffeehouse chain is encouraged to promote better representation of minorities and will be trained against racial prejudice.
  • Starbucks adds Impossible Foods breakfast sandwich to menu

    Starbucks adds Impossible Foods breakfast sandwich to menu

    Starbucks is beefing up its breakfast menu — without the beef. The java giant added a sausage egg and cheese sandwich on Tuesday that uses a plant-based sausage patty from Impossible Foods. The new Impossible Breakfast Sandwich — priced at $4.95 to $5.25 — is part of the Seattle-based company’s commitment earlier this year to …
  • Starbucks Reverses Policy, Will Allow Employees to Wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ Clothing after Boycott Campaign

    Starbucks Reverses Policy, Will Allow Employees to Wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ Clothing after Boycott Campaign

    Starbucks on Friday reversed its policy on employees wearing clothing supporting “Black Lives Matter” after a company memo prohibiting such apparel sparked backlash and a campaign to boycott the coffee company. “You’ve told us you need a way to express yourself at work, asking: ‘Do you understand how I feel!?’ ‘Do you understand the black community …
  • Starbucks reverses ban on employees wearing Black Lives Matter apparel

    Starbucks reverses ban on employees wearing Black Lives Matter apparel

    Starbucks on Friday said employees can wear Black Lives Matter-related clothing at work, reversing a dress code that sparked online outrage. The Seattle-based coffee chain told employees they’re free to sport BLM apparel despite telling them last week that it would violate company policy. Starbucks is also making its own Black Lives Matter shirts to …
  • Starbucks bans employees from wearing Black Lives Matter attire

    Starbucks bans employees from wearing Black Lives Matter attire

    Starbucks publicly voiced support for the Black Lives Matter movement while it privately banned employees from wearing any BLM-related clothing or accessories, according to a report. The coffee giant sent out several tweets last week pledging to “stand in solidarity with our Black partners, customers and communities.” But offline, Starbucks was at the same time …
  • Starbucks to fast-track pickup-only stores amid $3.2 billion loss

    Starbucks to fast-track pickup-only stores amid $3.2 billion loss

    The days of sipping a latte for hours while hunched over a laptop at Starbucks may be on the way out. The Seattle-based java giant is investing in grab-and-go stores where consumers preorder and pay for their caffeine fixes via a mobile app. Starbucks was already seeing more consumers demand this kind of service prior …
  • Starbucks to reopen 85 percent of US stores with new protocols this week

    Starbucks to reopen 85 percent of US stores with new protocols this week

    Starbucks plans to reopen 85 percent of its locations under modified operations and hours across the US by the end of the week, the coffee giant announced. The company’s mobile app — already used by about 20 million customers — will be optimized for voice ordering through Siri, curbside pickup, entryway handoff, and improved drive-thru …
  • Starbucks expects to reopen 90 percent of its stores by June

    Starbucks expects to reopen 90 percent of its stores by June

    Starbucks plans to start reopening some stores next week that were shuttered by the coronavirus outbreak — and expects to be operating 90 percent of its nationwide locations by June, a report said. The reopening of stores — 50 percent of which closed their doors during the pandemic — will be rolled out in stages, …
  • Chinese chain Luckin Coffee still can’t catch a break

    Chinese chain Luckin Coffee still can’t catch a break

    Luckin Coffee Chairman Charles Zhengyao Lu and Chief Executive Jenny Zhiya Qian have handed over shares in the embattled Chinese coffee chain to lenders after a company controlled by Lu’s family defaulted on a $518 million margin loan, one of the banks said on Monday. The default comes after Luckin, a major rival to Starbucks …