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Starbucks to open coffee shop in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. — Ferguson is getting its first Starbucks, with the Seattle-based coffee chain sweetening the offer by partnering with a bakery damaged during protests and unrest in the St. Louis suburb after last year’s police shooting death of Michael Brown.

Date: 11/19/2015 | Business Wire

Starbucks reports increase in sales

Starbucks Corp. delivered another quarter of sales gains as more customers visited its stores worldwide. But the coffee giant's shares slipped in extended trading Thursday after it issued a modest profit forecast for the current quarter.The Seattle-based company said it...

Date: 10/30/2015 | Business Wire

Apple Pay will expand to Starbucks, KFC, Chili’s

Soon, Starbucks lattes and KFC fried chicken will just be a tap away with Apple Pay.

Date: 10/10/2015 | Business Wire

China’s president will begin U.S. visit at Paine Field

EVERETT — The last time a president of China came to town there was a party going on at Paine Field.It was April 2006. President Hu Jintao was feted at a luncheon in a decked-out Future of Flight museum. He

Date: 09/20/2015 | Local News

Starbucks to close La Boulange stores

Three years after acquiring the highly touted Bay Area bakery chain, Starbucks Corp. said Tuesday it will close all 23 La Boulange cafes by the end of September.

Date: 06/18/2015 | Business Wire

Starbucks launches mobile ordering in 3,400 more stores

SEATTLE — Starbucks said Tuesday it’s launching its mobile order program in more than half of the stores it owns in the U.S.The move follows an initial pilot launched last December in Portland, Oregon, and expanded three months later to some 600 locations across the Pacific Northwest.

Date: 06/17/2015 | Business Wire

Amazon adds one-hour delivery in New York City

NEW YORK — Amazon will begin offering one-hour delivery from local stores in New York City as competition in the delivery arena increases.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Business Wire

Starbucks cleared in coffee-spill lawsuit

RALEIGH, N.C. — A jury in North Carolina ruled Monday that Starbucks is not liable for damages after a Raleigh police officer said he suffered third-degree burns from a cup of coffee spilling in his lap three years ago.

Date: 05/11/2015 | Business Wire

Starbucks: Computer outage disrupts sales in U.S., Canada

SEATTLE — A computer outage affecting sales registers disrupted sales Friday at 8,000 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada.Stores that had not already closed for the evening were closed early, the company said Friday evening.

Date: 04/24/2015 | Northwest

Food sales boost profit at Starbucks

Starbucks said its profit jumped 16 percent in its fiscal second quarter as its U.S. cafes attracted more visits and sold more food offerings like breakfast sandwiches.The coffee chain said sales rose 7 percent at established locations globally, including in its flagship...

Date: 04/23/2015 | Business Wire

Starbucks to expand online college tuition program

NEW YORK — Starbucks says its workers can now have four years of tuition covered for an online college degree from Arizona State University instead of just two, marking the latest sign that companies are rethinking their treatment of low-wage workers.

Date: 04/07/2015 | Business Wire

Coffee's for sippin'; papers are for opinin'

I'm standing in the Starbucks line behind 10 other sleepyheads waiting to order my tall skinny cappuccino, otherwise known as a shot of coffee described as I wish to be.Absolutely no one is talking about race.In fact, no one is talking at all except to mumble an...

Date: 03/23/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Starbucks baristas stop writing “Race Together” on cups

NEW YORK — Starbucks baristas will no longer write “Race Together” on customers’ cups starting Sunday, ending as planned a visible component of the company’s diversity and racial inequality campaign that had sparked widespread criticism in the week since it took effect.

Date: 03/22/2015 | Northwest

A bungled invitation to talk

Starbucks and its CEO Howard Schultz set themselves up for criticism.And the media obliged, as if its name had been misspelled on its...

Date: 03/20/2015 | Editorials

Starbucks to start deliveries in Seattle

NEW YORK — Starbucks said it will start delivering to customers in select parts of Seattle and New York City later this year.The details will be discussed at the coffee chain's annual meeting Wednesday.In Seattle, it said it will team up with a company...

Date: 03/19/2015 | Business Wire

Americans are happy to gulp down bad coffee

With upscale artisanal coffee brewers dotting city streets across the country, America might fancy itself a nation of high-end coffee drinkers. But just the opposite is true: People in this country, on the whole, are actually drinking worse coffee today than they have in the past.

Date: 02/28/2015 | Hops & Sips

Starbucks' profits soar 82 percent

SEATTLE — Starbucks Corp.'s fiscal first-quarter earnings soared 82 percent as the coffee chain attracted more customers who snapped up an expanded offerings of food and drinks over the holidays.

Date: 01/22/2015 | Business Wire

Starbucks boss to go on leave

Starbucks says its chief operating officer, Troy Alstead, is taking an “extended unpaid leave” after 23 years with the company.

Date: 01/08/2015 | Business Wire

Starbucks plans for new growth

Starbucks plans to let customers across the U.S. order ahead on their smartphones over the next year, a move that should help shrink lines as it pushes more snacks, sandwiches and even wine.In select areas, the chain also plans to offer delivery by late 2015.

Date: 12/05/2014 | Business Wire

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