starbucks

  • Starbucks doing away with straws…Here’s why

    Starbucks, citing the environment threat to oceans, will ban plastic straws from all of its stores globally in less than two years. The company becomes the largest food and beverage company operating globally to do so. Starbucks said Monday that it is making available a strawless lid at 8,000 stores in the U.S....
  • Starbucks has a new addition to the family !

    The warm weather is here to stay and Starbucks is marking that with a new addition to its permanent Frappuccino line-up made from an iconic summer fruit. The Serious Strawberry Frappuccino debuts on Tuesday nationwide. It’s made from strawberry puree and the same base as the Strawberries and Crème Frappuccino, which is ice, milk and...
  • What to expect in the anti-bias training class with Starbucks

    Starbucks will attempt a dramatic move toward racial reconciliation Tuesday as it closes 8,000 stores across the nation for an afternoon of anti-bias training. Up to 180,000 employees at Starbucks stores and at its headquarters will receive training from a “tool kit” that will “focus on understanding prejudice and the...
  • Common was invited to appear at Starbucks ‘Racial Bias Training’

    Starbucks has released a preview of their “lets learn how to stop being racist in one afternoon” training, and I gotta be honest – I’m nervous AF ya’ll. Last month the coffee chain dominated the headlines after two Black men sitting quietly at one of their Philadelphia branches were arrested for basically...
  • Here’s what Starbucks bathroom policy includes

    Starbucks wants people to know: Just because folks can now use its bathrooms without buying anything does not give all carte blanche to disrupt others. Or, as Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz recently told the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C.: “We don’t want to become a public bathroom.” Still,...
  • Starbucks employees, customers express concern over new policy: ‘I can’t see how this will work’

    Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to occupy the coffee shop or use the store’s facilities, even if they don’t buy anything, but many are left to wonder if it’ll have a negative impact. The “Third Place Policy” maintains that employees should consider anyone who enters...
  • Starbucks tells their employees to: Let anyone use the restroom

    Starbucks has told employees to let anyone use the restroom, even if they haven’t bought anything, as it reviews its policies and tries to restore its reputation after the arrest of two black men at a coffee shop in Philadelphia. The coffee chain it wants all customers coming in...
  • As controversy blows over, Nestle, Starbucks enter $7B deal to sell packaged coffees, teas worldwide

    Nestlé is buying the rights to market, sell and distribute Starbucks packaged and foodservice coffees and teas around the world, the two companies announced on Monday. The $7 billion deal is for Starbucks, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Starbucks Reserve, Teavana, Starbucks VIA and Torrefazione Italia. Those brands will now be...
  • Another hidden camera found in Starbucks restroom

    Police say a second hidden camera has been found in a bathroom at a Starbucks in suburban Atlanta, weeks after the first camera was discovered. WXIA-TV reports an employee at the Starbucks in Alpharetta saw the camera Thursday under a changing table and pointed at the toilet. She called police. A...