Starbucks http://www.kplu.org en Starbucks CEO Schultz: $15 Minimum Wage Would Be Hard For Small Businesses http://www.kplu.org/post/starbucks-ceo-schultz-15-minimum-wage-would-be-hard-small-businesses <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says a $15 per hour minimum wage in Seattle may not have such a big effect on his company, but he’s concerned it would hit small- and medium-sized businesses hard.</span></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:51:35 +0000 Ashley Gross 15060 at http://www.kplu.org Starbucks CEO Schultz: $15 Minimum Wage Would Be Hard For Small Businesses Meet The Seattle Woman Who Ate Nothing But Starbucks For An Entire Year http://www.kplu.org/post/meet-seattle-woman-who-ate-nothing-starbucks-entire-year <p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 20.98958396911621px;">The year 2013 was the Year of Starbucks for one Seattle woman who survived only on foods and drinks she bought at Starbucks cafes.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.3em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 20.98958396911621px;">The woman, named Beautiful Existence, says she’d often thought about taking on the task. After all, yearlong experiments were nothing new to Existence, who challenged herself to&nbsp;<a data-mce-="" href="http://for1yearofmylife.com/2011-living-the-goodwill-life/" style="color: rgb(116, 51, 153);" target="_blank">shop only at Goodwill for the entire year of 2011</a>.</p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 02:17:12 +0000 Martha Kang 12233 at http://www.kplu.org Meet The Seattle Woman Who Ate Nothing But Starbucks For An Entire Year Robot Baristas? Here's Starbucks CEO Schultz's Take http://www.kplu.org/post/robot-baristas-heres-starbucks-ceo-schultzs-take <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The coffee world has been abuzz lately with news of barista robots—machines that can custom-make a cappuccino or </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">chai</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> latte. Naturally, the question becomes whether the world’s largest coffee chain, Seattle-based Starbucks, would replace humans with automation.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 11318 at http://www.kplu.org Robot Baristas? Here's Starbucks CEO Schultz's Take Starbucks to Pay $2.76B in Coffee Spat with Kraft http://www.kplu.org/post/starbucks-pay-276b-coffee-spat-kraft <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">An arbitrator has concluded that&nbsp;<font color="red">Starbucks</font>&nbsp;must pay $2.76 billion to settle a dispute with Kraft over coffee distribution.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The two consumer products companies had been locked in a fight after&nbsp;<font color="red">Starbucks</font>&nbsp;Corp. fired Kraft as its distributor of packaged coffee to grocery chains in 2010.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:08:52 +0000 The Associated Press 11019 at http://www.kplu.org Starbucks to Pay $2.76B in Coffee Spat with Kraft Starbucks Is Latest Company Aiming To Help Vets Land Jobs http://www.kplu.org/post/starbucks-latest-company-aiming-help-vets-land-jobs In recent years, companies ranging from JPMorgan Chase to Walmart to Boeing have announced special hiring programs for veterans. Seattle coffee giant Starbucks is the latest.<p>All of these companies are trying to bring down a stubbornly high unemployment rate for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. But to succeed, companies have to take the time to understand the skills of service members.<p>For 37 years, Carrol Stripling served in the U.S. Army, both active duty and reserves, mostly as a paralegal. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:34:56 +0000 Ashley Gross 10870 at http://www.kplu.org Starbucks Is Latest Company Aiming To Help Vets Land Jobs Starbucks' Profit Climbs 34 Percent in Fourth Quarter http://www.kplu.org/post/starbucks-profit-climbs-34-percent-fourth-quarter <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Starbucks says its profit rose 34 percent in its fiscal fourth-quarter, as the coffee chain attracted more customers around the world.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The Seattle-based company said global sales rose 7 percent at cafes open at least a year, including an 8 percent rise in both the U.S. and Asia.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:43:00 +0000 The Associated Press & Ashley Gross 10734 at http://www.kplu.org Starbucks' Profit Climbs 34 Percent in Fourth Quarter Starbucks Asks Customers to Sign Petition to End Shutdown http://www.kplu.org/post/starbucks-asks-customers-sign-petition-end-shutdown <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">Starbucks says it will ask customers and businesses to sign a petition calling for an end to the partial government shutdown that has forced hundreds of thousands of federal workers off the job.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The petition will will be available at all Starbucks 11,000 U.S. locations to sign beginning Friday.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:37:03 +0000 The Associated Press 10393 at http://www.kplu.org Starbucks Asks Customers to Sign Petition to End Shutdown Starbucks Says Guns Unwelcome, Though Not Banned http://www.kplu.org/post/starbucks-says-guns-unwelcome-though-not-banned <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">The fine line that the retailer is walking to address the concerns of both gun rights and gun control advocates reflects how heated the issue has become, particularly in light of recent mass shootings.</p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 04:32:20 +0000 Candice Choi 10054 at http://www.kplu.org Starbucks Says Guns Unwelcome, Though Not Banned Advocates of Tougher Gun Laws Call for Starbucks Boycott http://www.kplu.org/post/advocates-tougher-gun-laws-call-starbucks-boycott <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group urging more restrictive gun laws is calling for a national boycott of Starbucks Saturday. The group is upset over Starbucks’ policy of letting customers bring firearms into stores in states that allow it.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:38:37 +0000 Ashley Gross 9745 at http://www.kplu.org Advocates of Tougher Gun Laws Call for Starbucks Boycott Gun Rights Advocates to Rally at Starbucks Cafes http://www.kplu.org/post/gun-rights-advocates-rally-starbucks-cafes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A brewing controversy surrounding gun rights is headed to Starbucks locations today.</span></p><p>Gun rights advocates around the country are planning to rally at Starbucks cafes where they’re allowed to openly carry firearms. But a group of moms is trying to pressure Starbucks to stop allowing guns in its cafes.</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Monica Spain 9576 at http://www.kplu.org Gun Rights Advocates to Rally at Starbucks Cafes Starbucks to Partner with Google to Upgrade Wi-Fi http://www.kplu.org/post/starbucks-partner-google-upgrade-wi-fi <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Starbucks says it's reached a deal to partner with Google that will allow it to offer its customers dramatically faster Wi-Fi service.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Financial terms were not disclosed.</p><p>Starting in August, new U.S. company-operated Starbucks stores will begin to receive up to 10 times faster network and Wi-Fi speeds. And over the next 18 months, Starbucks will convert more than 7,000 U.S. stores to the upgraded service.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:55:02 +0000 The Associated Press 9478 at http://www.kplu.org Starbucks to Partner with Google to Upgrade Wi-Fi Starbucks Shows Boost in Sales, Strong Earnings http://www.kplu.org/post/starbucks-shows-boost-sales-strong-earnings <p>Starbucks has been branching out beyond coffee into pastries, yogurt, and juices. And it appears to be paying off.</p><p>Sales in the quarter that ended last month climbed 13 percent, and profit jumped 25 percent.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:45:15 +0000 Ashley Gross 9433 at http://www.kplu.org Starbucks Shows Boost in Sales, Strong Earnings Starbucks Jumping in on Greek Yogurt Craze http://www.kplu.org/post/starbucks-jumping-greek-yogurt-craze <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Starbucks wants a taste of the Greek yogurt craze.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The Seattle-based coffee chain says it's teaming up with French food and drink company Danone to sell Greek yogurt parfaits. The ready-to-eat cups will arrive in its U.S. cafes in the spring of 2014, replacing the yogurt cups the chain currently sells.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:55:31 +0000 The Associated Press 9409 at http://www.kplu.org Starbucks Jumping in on Greek Yogurt Craze Deaf NYC Starbucks Patrons Sue, Say They're Mocked http://www.kplu.org/post/deaf-nyc-starbucks-patrons-sue-say-theyre-mocked <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">A lawsuit claims some Starbucks workers in New York City were so rude to deaf customers they mocked them and called the police to try to get them kicked out.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for what's described as multiple occasions of abuse.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 03:34:15 +0000 The Associated Press 9346 at http://www.kplu.org Deaf NYC Starbucks Patrons Sue, Say They're Mocked Starbucks hiking prices despite lower bean costs http://www.kplu.org/post/starbucks-hiking-prices-despite-lower-bean-costs <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">The Seattle-based coffee company says it's hiking prices on average by 1 percent nationally starting on Tuesday. But it says the price for many drinks, such as medium and large brewed coffees and Frappuccinos, won't change in most its 11,000 U.S. cafes.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">For a small brewed coffee, the price will increase by 10 cents at most. Other drinks could increase by more than that.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:44:14 +0000 The Associated Press 9134 at http://www.kplu.org Starbucks hiking prices despite lower bean costs