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  • Starbucks results disappoint, new CEO must brew up growth

    04/27/2017 5:15:56 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 56 replies
    Kevin Johnson, who succeeded Howard Schultz as CEO this month, on Thursday presided over an earnings call where the company cut its full-year profit target on the heels of disappointing second-quarter sales and stalling growth from its main business in the United States. Shares in the company fell 4.9 percent to $58.30 after Starbucks also announced that it was reviewing its Teavana business after that chain's mall stores dragged down overall sales.
  • Starbucks Barista Has Meltdown Over Unicorn Frappuccino

    04/20/2017 10:34:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | April 20, 2017 11:02 AM | Staff
    The internet has lost its mind over the limited-edition Unicorn Frappuccino – and apparently so have Starbucks baristas. The sugary frozen drink that changes flavor and color with a stir of the straw debuted on Wednesday and is only available until Sunday. A young man who is a Starbucks barista in Colorado described the “insane” scene at his location. “I have never been so stressed out in my entire life,” Braden Burson said in a video that’s going viral on Twitter. “My hands are completely sticky.” He says people were coming in left and right on Wednesday. “If you love...
  • $tarbuck$ Unicorn Frappacino (I Feel Really Old)

    04/20/2017 11:05:45 AM PDT · by johnk · 10 replies
    YT ^ | 4/20/2017 | self
    And another Unicorn Frappacino video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awobm6Ice2A
  • Starbucks Gives Away Free Coffee--But There's a Catch

    04/01/2017 11:49:49 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 68 replies
    News10ABC ^ | 3/31/17 | Web Staff
    Starbucks will give you free coffee if you're willing to talk to someone with an opposing political view
  • Pledge to Hire 10,000 Refugee BACKFIRES Massively on Starbucks CEO

    03/23/2017 9:52:53 AM PDT · by Twotone · 47 replies
    US Herald ^ | March 23, 2017 | Melissa Davis
    Starbuck’s CEO, Howard Schultz, has signaled he may have made a decision between his duty to the shareholders and nearly-200,000 worldwide employees of the multi-billion dollar company in favor of a political career. Schultz will be stepping down from his position in April of this year after a series of politically calculated, but financially devastating moves that found the coffee giant on the wrong side of the consumer one too many times, throwing the company’s stock into free fall. Two years ago, the Starbucks brand took a hit after initiating a policy requiring young baristas to “engage” in discussion and...
  • Starbucks CEO stands by pledge to hire refugees

    03/22/2017 5:51:20 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 31 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz presided over his last annual shareholder meeting as head of the company Wednesday by standing by its pledge to hire refugees and expanding on previously announced goals to hire veterans and at-risk youth. The moves underscored the progressive image Schultz has helped cultivate for Starbucks as he prepares to cede the CEO job next month to Starbucks President Kevin Johnson. Schultz, who will remain executive chairman, defended the promise on refugees to a shareholder who criticized his willingness to have the company's reputation "take a beating" over it. The pledge came after...
  • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to Step Down in April

    03/19/2017 9:00:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | march 19, 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz will step down from his position at the company within the next month. This decision comes after the company’s pledge to hire 10,000 refugees to protest President Trump’s temporary travel halt. The Daily Mail reports that Howard Schultz will step down from his position as CEO of Starbucks next month. He will continue as executive chairman of the company. Schultz will be replaced as CEO by Starbucks President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Johnson, who will assume the position of CEO on April 3rd. In the announcement of his decision to step down as CEO, Schultz...
  • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to STEP DOWN after his anti-Trump vow to hire 10,000 refugees backfired

    03/19/2017 5:49:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 81 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2017 | Cheyenne Roundtree
    Complete Headline: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to STEP DOWN after his anti-Trump vow to hire 10,000 refugees backfired, provoked a boycott by Donald supporters and hit sales. Howard Schultz, the current CEO of Starbucks, is weeks away from stepping down from his role at the giant coffee chain next month. The move, which was announced in December of last year, comes after his vow to hire thousands refugees in response to President Donald Trump's first travel ban appeared to hurt customer sentiment and dent their sales. Trump supporters have called for a boycott of the chain since January 29, when...
  • Found notes may show Bush plan on Clarke

    03/31/2004 1:36:56 PM PST · by South40 · 111 replies · 265+ views
    UPI ^ | 3/31/04 | Pamela Hess
    WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- The White House was worried about the damaging testimony of a former counter-terrorism chief to a commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks last week but was trying to let the issue die on its own, according to Pentagon briefing notes found at a Washington coffee shop. "Stay inside the lines. We don't need to puff this (up). We need (to) be careful as hell about it," the handwritten notes say. "This thing will go away soon and what will keep it alive will be one of us going over the line." The notes were...
  • Black Rifle Coffee--Review

    03/14/2017 5:10:13 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 49 replies
    Vanity | Jazminerose
    The coffee drinker in the house, my husband, tried his Black Rifle coffee this morning and offered up his review. He says it's every bit as good as evil Starbucks, but smoother. In fact, he reports that the Black Rifle is 'incredibly smooth'. Four and one half stars.
  • SURVEY: Americans’ View Of Starbucks Plummets After CEO Announces Plan To Hire Foreign Refugees

    03/10/2017 12:53:59 PM PST · by Mozilla · 27 replies
    American Lookout/Reuters ^ | March 10, 2017 | John Binder
    Americans are much more aligned with President Donald Trump’s view of the country, rather than the globalist view held by the big business elite. And now, Starbucks is suffering because of it! Reuters reports: YouGov BrandIndex, which tracks consumers’ sentiment toward companies and their willingness to purchase from those brands, noted that the data around this boycott is different because both measures are declining. Starbucks’ consumer perception levels took an immediate hit as measured by YouGov BrandIndex’s Buzz score, falling by two-thirds between Jan. 29 and Feb. 13, and have not recovered. Starbucks Buzz score fell to 4 from 12...
  • Starbucks CEO’s Muslim Refugee Comments Hurt Customer Sentiment of Coffee Chain

    03/10/2017 7:16:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    GP ^ | 03/10/17 | Jim Hoft
    Starbucks CEO’s refugee comments has hurt customer sentiment of the coffee chain.   In January Starbucks Corp. CEO Howard Schultz announced that the company would hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years after President Trump announced his temporary ban on refugees from terror states.   The Starbucks stock crashed after the announcement.     And customer sentiment has not yet recovered since the political stunt by CEO Howard Schultz.
  • Starbucks CEO's refugee comments sour customer views of chain: survey

    03/10/2017 4:39:20 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 43 replies
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp's (SBUX.O) vow to hire thousands of refugees after President Donald Trump's first executive order that temporarily banned travel from seven mostly-Muslim nations appears to be hurting customer sentiment of the coffee chain. Trump supporters have used Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites to call for a boycott since Jan. 29, when Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz vowed to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in the countries where it does business. Schultz in a letter to employees said the promise of the American Dream was "being called into question" and that "the civility...
  • Credit Suisse: Starbucks Stock Rating Drops 80 Points After Announcing Opposition to President Trump

    Credit Suisse is a stock rating entity which generates a sliding scale for future stock valuations based on evaluations of brand sentiment. The scale runs from -100 to +100 with zero as a “hold” or “take no position” recommendation. Back in January Starbucks announced they were going to stand in opposition to President Trump; and to display their virtuous immigration bona fides they announced their intention to hire 10,000 refugees as employees in lieu of current American applicants for employment. An almost immediate backlash began as pro-USA consumers and President Trump supporters turned away from the Starbucks brand. As a...
  • Credit Suisse: Starbucks Stock Rating Drops 80% After Announcing Opposition to President Trump

    03/08/2017 8:53:14 PM PST · by detective · 63 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 8, 2017 | Sundance
    Credit Suisse is a stock rating entity which generates a sliding scale for future stock valuations based on evaluations of brand sentiment.  The scale runs from -100 to +100 with zero as a “hold” or “take no position” recommendation. Back in January Starbucks announced they were going to stand in opposition to President Trump; and to display their virtuous immigration bona fides they announced their intention to hire 10,000 refugees as employees in lieu of current American applicants for employment.
  • Starbucks Opposed Trump by Hiring 10,000 'Refugees'... Now It's Paying a Big Price For It

    02/23/2017 5:14:15 PM PST · by montag813 · 76 replies
    TRN ^ | 02/23/2017 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsPresident Donald J. Trump in January signed an executive order to freeze immigration from 7 countries (identified by the Obama Administration itself in a 2011 order) from which ISIS fighters have snuck into Western countries disguised as “refugees.” The left-wing immediately announced its violent opposition to Trump's reasonable, completely legal plan, launching a legal challenge, andf temporarily snarling the order in the courts. But some companies publicly went against the new President, expressing their support for Muslim "refugees." The most prominent company to do this was coffee giant Starbucks, whose CEO Howard Schultz, a strong...
  • Starbucks' brand perception has plummeted since it announced plan to hire refugees

    02/23/2017 12:35:23 PM PST · by ISTHISONETAKEN · 44 replies
    Starbucks' brand has taken a beating since the company announced plans to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide in the next five years in response to Donald Trump's executive order intended to prevent refugees from entering the US. The coffee giant's consumer perception levels have fallen by two-thirds since late January, according to YouGov BrandIndex.
  • Starbucks' brand perception has plummeted since it announced plan to hire refugees

    02/22/2017 4:51:08 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 47 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo News ^ | Feb 22, 2017 | Kate Taylor
    Starbucks' brand has taken a beating since the company announced plans to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide in the next five years in response to Donald Trump's executive order intended to prevent refugees from entering the US. The coffee giant's consumer perception levels have fallen by two-thirds since late January, according to YouGov BrandIndex. The perception tracker measures if respondents have "heard anything about the brand in the last two weeks, through advertising, news or word of mouth, was it positive or negative." In Starbucks' case, perception is still overall positive, but significantly lower than it was prior to CEO Howard...
  • Spain Citizens Protest Starbucks’ Hiring Spree For Refugees With ‘Starburka’ Stickers

    02/17/2017 5:55:00 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 14 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | February 16, 2017 | Cheryl Chumley
    Residents in Spain have an answer for Starbucks’ company officials who announced plans to hire 10,000 refugees from mostly Muslim communities – and if a picture says 1,000 words, this message is a volume. From the blog: “All the Starbucks branches in Madrid have been redubbed ‘STARBURKA REFUGEES’ in a mass sticker protest action against that company’s decision to employ 10,000 Muslim invaders posing as refugees—while unemployment in Spain is over 20 percent. “The protest action, carried out by Spanish nationalist activists Hogar Social Madrid (HSM), saw activists print up ultra-sticky full size stickers to replace existing store signage, made...
  • List of Companies that Suppor the Radical Left

    02/09/2017 6:39:03 AM PST · by Tazzo · 35 replies
    February 9, 2017 | Vanity
    Could we please put together a list of companies that support the radical left; such as Target, Starbucks, Macys,Nordstrom, Kelloggs, Progressive Insurance. Please add any that I may have omitted