Starbucks sees the potential of its fast-growing China business to one day overtake the U.S. market. The company plans to open more stores in the next five years, half of which will be in the U.S. and in China as the brand remains attractive for the retailers.
Starbucks is about to open its biggest coffee restaurant in 2018 and will be known as Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room which will be housed by the 170,000 square foot building developed by Aurora Capital Associates and Vornado Realty Trust. It would be the biggest Starbucks coffee shop in the world where customers also get educated about the process how coffees are roasted and brewed from all over the world.
Starbucks is joining the war against food waste as they pledge to give all of their unsold food to charity. They will work with Food Donation Connection and Feeding America who will distribute the food in their behalf.
Starbucks announced its partnership with Percassi to open its first store in Milan, Italy.
Flustered customers complain about the change in the Starbucks Rewards Program. Starting April, points or stars can be earned based on the purchase and not on the visits that customers make. The coffee restaurant said that the change came from the No. 1 request among the loyalty program members.
Starbucks have brewed some new additions to its mouth-watering menu. The company introduces the Smoked Butterscotch Latte together with the Teavana Citrus Green Latte, whether hot or cold and other versions of Frappuccino. This latest addition is available in U.S. and Canada only.
Three stores in New York will be converted to Starbucks stores, one store in Beverly Hills will be closed completely, one other in Seattle will remain open. More than 350 retail locations will also continue to sell the Teavana products, and some of the menus will be incorporated into Starbucks' menu.
Starbucks, Walmart and dozen chain stores recalled their food product due to E. Coli contamination linked to Costco chicken sandwich case last month.
In honor of Veterans' Day and in extending gratitude to military veterans Starbucks announced that it is offering free tuition to spouse or one child of an employee-veteran working at Starbucks.
Starbuck's new holiday cups are back for the Christmas celebration. However, instead of having Christmas symbol doodles, it has a simple red ombré design. This offends a lot of costumers, who accused the giant coffee shop that they "hate Jesus."
Starbucks, the most popular coffee brand in the world, has a special treat for both Halloween lovers and coffee enthusiasts as they announced plans on releasing a new vampire-inspired beverage, the Frappula.
For over two years, Chipotle has the worst quarterly sales growth of 12%. Chipotle used to have an outstanding speed when comes to sales growth, but now for four consecutive quarters, its sales growth has been plunging.
A negotiation between the U.S. company and Italian businessman Antonio Percassi to bringing Starbucks to Italy is already in process. The agreement is set to be finalized this coming Christmas according to the newspaper Corriere della Serra.
Ruling out North America's claim that European antitrust authority is going in an anti-US bias in dealing with Google and Apple, the European Competition Commissioner (ECC) Margrethe Vestager has termed it as a misleading notion of the world's largest economy. Vestager has been criticized in the US media for her role in opening multiple cases against the US corporate giants Google, Apple, Amazon and Starbucks during the past one year. Vestager has become the target of the US media as European regulators are protecting EU companies from the US competition.
Yes, you read the headline right. It looks like Starbucks could use bartenders instead of baristas as it is set to add alcohol to its menu in 70 branches all over the US.