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  • Howard Schultz stepping down as Starbucks CEO (hated Christians/Republicans)

    12/01/2016 1:20:55 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01 DEC 16 | Everett Rosenfeld | @Ev_Rosenfeld
    Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz will leave his post as the company's chief executive, the company said Thursday. Schultz will become the company's executive chairman, and current President and COO Kevin Johnson will become Starbucks' next CEO. The changes will take place on April 3, the company said. Starbucks shares dipped more than 3 percent in after-hours trading following the news of the planned leadership transition. "As I focus on Starbucks next wave of retail innovation, I am delighted that Kevin Johnson — our current president, COO, a seven-year board member and my partner in running every facet of...
  • Starbucks Will Have Nativity Cups This Christmas

    11/25/2016 4:27:11 AM PST · by markomalley · 90 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | 11/25/16 | John White
    Who saw this coming?(By the way, if years had official questions, the official question of 2016 would be “Who saw this coming?”).Anyway, the latest bit of 2016 shock and awe to come out of nowhere is that Starbucks will have cups featuring the Nativity this Christmas season.  Yes, that Nativity – with Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus.Check it out here.So, just another 2016 crazy almost miracle-type thing to wonder at.Oh tidings.
  • Mark Dice: Starbucks Tried to Buy Me Off [offered him money to remove a video from YouTube]

    11/21/2016 12:58:08 PM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    YouTube - two differnet links | November 18, 2016 and November 12, 2015 | Mark Dice
    This is Dice's current video called "Starbucks Tried to Buy Me Off": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiVubE43_IAAnd this - at least I think - is the video that Starbucks tried to get him to remove. It's called "STARBUCKS RED CUPS and the TRUTH about the WAR ON CHRISTMAS 2015": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UNuRKcrPGc&
  • Starbucks Calls Cops On "Trump Cup" Customer

    11/21/2016 12:09:10 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 18 replies
    Mark Dice via YouTube ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 | Mark Dice
    Video at link...2:26 minutes.
  • OPERATION # TRUMPCUP TAKES OFF, FORCING STARBUCKS BARISTAS TO SHOUT THE NAME

    11/20/2016 5:33:01 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 68 replies
    TWITTER; MILO. YIANNOPOULOS.NET ^ | NOVEMBER 20, 2016 | TWITTER; MILO YIANNOPOULOS NET STAFF WRITER
    Starbucks customers across the country have begun placing orders under the name ‘Trump,’ forcing baristas to shout the President-elect’s name when drinks are ready. A Starbucks employee sparked controversy earlier this month when he called the police on a Donald Trump supporter. Operation #TrumpCup is an apparent backlash against that incident as well as other cases of discrimination against Republicans. It’s spread like wildfire across the internet, becoming a phenomenon almost overnight. Many prominent conservatives have posted pictures of themselves participating and have encouraged their fans to join in. Some critics of the #TrumpCup movement have pointed out that it’s...
  • Starbucks SJWs call cops on customer for requesting "Trump" name on his coffee cup.

    11/18/2016 4:56:56 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 83 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11-18-16
    Starbucks SJWs call cops on customer for requesting "Trump" name on his coffee cup. https://twitter.com/prisonplanet/status/799402064212279296
  • Starbucks Customer Yells at Employees, Claims Discrimination Because of Trump Support

    11/18/2016 4:41:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/16/16
    A heated confrontation between a South Florida Starbucks customer and several employees is drawing national attention – and showing the continuing tension across the country since the election of Donald Trump. The viral video taken from the coffee shop across from the University of Miami campus on U.S. 1 in Coral Gables shows David Sanguesa arguing with a barista behind the counter, calling her "trash" and saying "Trump, Trump. You lost" while demanding his money back before again calling her "garbage" and "plain trash."
  • Starbucks Customer Yells at Employees, Claims Discrimination Because of Trump Support

    11/17/2016 7:13:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Nov 17, 2016
    A heated confrontation between a South Florida Starbucks customer and several employees is drawing national attention – and showing the continuing tension across the country since the election of Donald Trump. The viral video taken from the coffee shop across from the University of Miami campus on U.S. 1 in Coral Gables shows David Sanguesa arguing with a barista behind the counter, calling her "trash" and saying "Trump, Trump. You lost" while demanding his money back before again calling her "garbage" and "plain trash." A different employee confronted Sanguesa, who claimed he was discriminated against because he is white and...
  • Gunman wearing body armor 'wanted to assassinate two cops in Starbucks' - but was shot [trunc]

    10/18/2016 4:47:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    AP via Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2016
    A gunman wearing body armor targeted two California police officers who were taking a break at a coffee shop in an ambush that failed when his gun malfunctioned, authorities said Monday. Adam Powell, 41, appeared in the doorway of a Starbucks and 'attempted to assassinate' the two officers on Sunday, Vallejo Police Chief Andrew Bidou said. The officers were not injured because the battered weapon, its butt covered with duct tape or foil, appeared to jam. Powell of Suisun City was in critical condition after being shot by the officers during a foot chase.
  • Donald Trump Supporters Call for Boycott After Starbucks CEO Endorses Hillary Clinton

    09/09/2016 4:48:07 AM PDT · by drewh · 89 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | sept 9 ast
    Donald Trump's supporters took to Twitter today to call for a boycott of Starbucks after CEO Howard Schultz endorsed Hillary Clinton. Follow Ex-Democrat 4 Trump @Sidspeaks1 Sell your @Starbucks stock. Howard what's his name just endorsed Hillary. Vote #boycottstarbucks. 6:13 AM - 8 Sep 2016 71 71 Retweets 68 68 likes "Hopefully Hillary Clinton will be elected president," Schultz told CNN, calling her the "obvious" choice.
  • Starbucks CEO endorses Hillary Clinton

    09/07/2016 6:23:07 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 95 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/07/2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. "Hopefully Hillary Clinton will be elected president," Schultz told CNN's Poppy Harlow in a Facebook Live interview. Schultz has long been outspoken about his political and social views, but this is the first time he has weighed in on the 2016 presidential race. Rumors surfaced last year that Schultz himself was considering a campaign for the White House. He put an end to the speculation with an op-ed in the New York Times last August announcing that he wouldn't run. Schultz had landed in hot water earlier in the year...
  • August Hate mail and comments from liberals

    08/24/2016 5:40:55 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 36 replies
    AND NOW: LIBERAL HATE MAIL! Here are some of the Email and comments on youtube and my blog I got for this month. Eric131313 : CAPITALIST PIG! F***K YOU AND DONALD TRUMP! AND UR GREEDY SYSTEM!! Kay B writes: I guess your butt hurt still losing the debate about Sarah Palin and communism with sammy Jeans. Racist nut. Vampiressondaprowlq sez: Oh go away! Stay off my channel you fascist libertarian nut! Who's funding your blog! TELL ME! I'll FIND OUT!! TELL ME WHO YOUR RIGHT WING BACKER ARE AND WHO IS PAYING YOU TO LIE FASCIST RIGHT WING HYPOCRITE!! Wez...
  • If Starbucks Was As Liberal As They Think

    07/23/2016 1:34:11 PM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 5 replies
    7-23-2016 | Orangehoof
    If Starbucks was as liberal as they think they are, they would give their coffee away for free. I'm mean free coffee ought to be a constitutional right, right? How many times have you heard people say they can't live without a cup of coffee in the morning? This is how socialists are. They see something someone has and believes everyone should have it for free. Like health care. So they demand that the coffee business make their coffee for free and I don't mean just the bland stale regular coffee. That's just not fair. Triple Cappuchino Frappachino extra latte...
  • Starbucks baristas are being encouraged to shout 'black lives matter' in stores

    07/14/2016 8:26:43 AM PDT · by DFG · 153 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/13/2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Starbucks baristas have found themselves at the center of another race debate. One year after Starbucks' failed "race together" campaign that encouraged baristas to discuss racial tension with customers, employees are now being encouraged to shout "black lives matter" in stores.
  • Starbucks Raising Beverages Prices Mid-July

    07/07/2016 10:33:33 AM PDT · by Cecily · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 5, 2016
    On July 12, that grande latte with an extra shot may cost more than usual. Starbucks is planning a price hike on select beverages later this month, which could see the cost of some drinks increase by as much as 30 cents. But some customers may have prematurely shelled out a bit more for their morning brew. According to a news release, the company accidentally implemented the higher prices ahead of time due to a computer glitch, resulting in some customers being overcharged at certain locations. “On July 12, Starbucks is planning a small price increase on select beverages. Unfortunately,...
  • Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

    06/24/2016 4:22:04 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 62 replies
    AP ^ | 6/24/2016
    The AP review of Clinton's calendar — her after-the-fact, official chronology of the events of her four-year term — identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors and loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were either not recorded or listed with identifying details scrubbed. The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page document with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day's events. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, the records show...
  • Guess what Starbucks did after raising workers’ minimum wage

    07/03/2016 4:15:00 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 125 replies
    Fellowship Of The Minds ^ | 7/2/2016 | Dr. Eowyn
    ZeroHedge reminds us that a year ago, owner and CEO of Seattle-based Starbucks, Howard Schultz, piously told CNN that he supported raising the minimum wage to $15/hour “across the country,” but warned that “it will be very difficult for small business in the country at a $15 level to pay those kinds of wages.” Then Schultz grandly announced that Starbucks will lead the way by raising the wages of its employees “way above the minimum wage”: “For Starbucks come January 1 we are taking wages up across the country and we will pay above the minimum wage in every state...
  • “A Small Happiness”

    05/19/2016 5:17:10 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-19-2016 | MOTUS
      Did you see the Wall Street Journal article yesterday about Starbucks new app? Raj was in it! They spelled his name wrong, of course: For Sathyarajkumar Krishnasamy, 49, an engineer, finally seeing his properly spelled name on a cup has been a breakthrough. In Starbucks stores, he had tried everything from providing his nickname, “Raj,” which sometimes came out as “Rodge,” to telling baristas to identify him simply as “number 10.” The accuracy of the app, says Mr. Krishnasamy, is “a small happiness.”  One hot black grande for “Rodge”!Butt that was the whole point of the story: how Starbucks...
  • Starbucks faces $5M lawsuit over amount of ice in its iced beverages

    05/01/2016 7:13:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 1, 2016
    Coffee conglomerate Starbucks is being sued for $5 million over the amount of ice the drink-maker puts in its iced beverages. According to The Telegraph, Stacy Pincus filed a 29-page complaint in Northern Illinois Federal Court in Chicago last week. Pincus alleges that Starbucks customers are being misled because the company’s iced drinks contain just over half the drink they are paying for.
  • Ferguson’s first Starbucks opens Saturday

    04/29/2016 3:15:36 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 118 replies
    When Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz visited Ferguson last year, he saw the still-visible signs of unrest. But he also saw promise, and in July the company announced it would open a location there and partner with a local nonprofit to create job training opportunities. On Saturday, Ferguson’s first Starbucks will open at 10776 West Florissant Ave., the company said Friday.
  • The Sickening Hypocrisy of Starbucks and Apple

    04/18/2016 6:10:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Michael Brown
    She was only 17 years-old when she died. Her father cut out her tongue and burned her alive. What was her crime, and why did this man kill his own daughter in the most horrific imaginable way? He was a Saudi Arabian official who worked with the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice – the religious police – and when his daughter became a Christian, he butchered and murdered her.What does this have to do with Starbucks and Apple?Both these companies blast Americans who stand for religious liberties and conservative moral values, even threatening states that will protect those...
  • Man gets cup from St. Augustine Starbucks that says 'DIABETES HERE I COME' on label

    04/12/2016 10:15:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    actionnewsjax.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Kaitlyn Chana, Action News Jax
    T. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Some need a pick me-up in the early mornings. Many people head to Starbucks for their dose of caffeine. However, one customer received an unexpected comment on their coffee cup label: “DIABETES HERE I COME.” That's the message printed on a grande cup of white mocha served to a customer at the Palencia Starbucks. A photo of the message on the cup was shared with Action News Jax on Facebook. “That first word just automatically brought the picture of both sisters in my head, and I was taken aback,” said the Starbucks customer.
  • Starbucks Helps Lesbians Declare War on Christmas, Place ‘Lillith’ The Goddess of Lesbianism...

    04/09/2016 5:21:55 AM PDT · by Mr Apple · 105 replies
    LiberalDarkness.com ^ | Nov 8, 2015 | Marion Uncmeier
    It is a well-known fact that the corporate world is powered by high-end coffees. With pithy corporate executives forced to work early morning hours to keep their companies competitive, they must find a good source of status-quot coffee to start their day and show they are in charge. Powerful liberals understand this fact and have thus encouraged young lesbians to start ‘exciting careers’ in the barista industry. By working at local Starbucks nationwide, lesbians have...
  • Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott’s exchange with Starbucks heckler

    04/07/2016 6:52:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/6/16 | AMY SHERMAN AND JOSHUA GILLI
    It starts like a joke — Gov. Rick Scott walks into a Gainesville Starbucks — but one patron wasn’t laughing. Scott stopped in at the coffee chain for a cup Tuesday after touring the recently opened factory and headquarters for biopharmaceutical company Nanotherapeutics. Cara Jennings, a former Lake Worth city commissioner, saw Scott in the downtown store and ripped into him, from her seat, over health insurance and cuts to women’s health services, and calling him an expletive
  • Starbucks Building Its Biggest Store Ever: ‘The Willy Wonka of Coffee’ (NYC)

    04/06/2016 5:09:20 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 15 replies
    KTLA ^ | April 6, 2016
    Starbucks is building its biggest-ever café in New York City. Starbucks announced plans for a 20,000-square-foot Roastery in Manhattan. It's based on the Seattle Roastery it opened in December 2014, but even larger. “Biggest Starbucks ever headed to N.Y.C.,” the company said in a tweet. The Roastery is a café that also serves as a showcase for the roasting of coffee beans. A company promo shot depicts a mustachioed baristas dispensing coffee from a steampunk-style brew tap made of copper and glass. Roasters in aprons handle burlap bags and shiny vats of raw beans in another. “Let’s create the Willy...
  • Howard Schultz Caps Starbucks Annual Meeting with a Call for Civility and Values-Based Leadership

    03/31/2016 7:21:34 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 27 replies
    Starbucks ^ | 3/31/16 | Starbuck's PR Dept
    During Starbucks 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Starbucks chairman and ceo Howard Schultz expanded on a question he posed two years ago: What is the role and responsibility of a for-profit company? Today, Schultz asked partners (employees), shareholders and thousands who watched the live web broadcast: “What is the role and responsibility of all of us, as citizens?” Schultz said he has “struggled for weeks to find the right words to express the pain I feel in my heart about where America is headed and the cloud hanging over the American people.” And he said there are times when he’s...
  • Italy will finally get a Starbucks next year

    02/29/2016 10:27:13 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    Reuters via New York Post ^ | February 29, 2016
    Starbucks Corp, the world’s biggest coffee chain, said on Sunday that Italian businessman Antonio Percassi would open the first Starbucks cafe in Milan in early 2017, bringing the brand to one of the top coffee-consuming nations in Europe. Under the licensing arrangement, Percassi will own and operate the stores, the company said. Starbucks was started by Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz after a business trip to Milan and Verona that gave him his vision for the chain, Starbucks said.
  • Dyslexic employee wins discrimination case against Starbucks

    02/10/2016 11:24:10 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 47 replies
    The UK Guardian ^ | 2/10/16 | Matthew Weaver
    Campaigners say tribunal finding in favour of Meseret Kumulchew highlights duty to make allowances for dyslexic staff Starbucks has lost a disability discrimination case after it wrongly accused a dyslexic employee of falsifying documents when she had simply misread numbers she was responsible for recording. Campaigners say the ruling highlights the duty of all employers to make allowances for staff with dyslexia. In December, an employment tribunal found that Starbucks had victimised Meseret Kumulchew after she inaccurately recorded the water and fridge temperatures as part of her duties as a supervisor at Starbucks in Clapham, south-west London. The tribunal heard...
  • No Women Allowed in Saudi Arabia Starbucks

    02/05/2016 3:02:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Ad Week ^ | Feb. 4, 2016 | Shawn Paul Wood
    Let’s start with when Starbucks opened up its location in Riyadh. The coffee siren is the face of Starbucks. Her flowing locks of java love strike those brand affinity chords nationwide and across the pond, so why not in the Middle East? Because boobies or some such. The logo was considered a bit too randy for the locals, so Starbucks completely caved and came up with a falling star on the Sydney Opera House in Australia. That story didn’t gain a lot of traction, but this more recent one is definitely approaching #PRFail territory. Women have been officially “barred” from...
  • Thandie Newton slams Starbucks over controversial statue as coffee shop chain comments on backlash

    01/06/2016 10:02:57 AM PST · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | January 6, 2016 | Alistair McGeorge
    Crash star Thandie Newton has blasted Starbucks after she was offended by a controversial statue she saw in a store in central London. The British actress hit out at a black figure offering Colombian coffee beans on the counter, and didn't hold back as she took to Twitter to publicly call out the company.
  • THE STAKES IN THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS

    12/18/2015 3:22:18 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 18, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    The annual war on Christmas began early this year. A week after Halloween, Starbucks unveiled its seasonal cup design, which left off traditional holiday motifs like reindeer and snowmen, opting instead for a plain red cup with the Starbucks logo. Within days, an irate individual posted on Facebook, “Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus.”
  • Man Dead After Being Hit in Head by Skateboarder in Act of Self-Defense at Santa Ana Starbucks

    11/24/2015 3:26:00 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    ktla ^ | Melissa Pamer and Chip Yost,
    The man, who seemed to be on drugs, went inside and zoned in on a young skateboarder, the witnesses said. The man approached the skateboarder aggressively, prompting the young man to stand up and whack the first man once in the head. The witnesses described the incident as self-defense. "He just came abruptly into the store, looked at the kid, and said, 'Did I stutter?'" a witness told KTLA. "He took at step forward towards the kid as if he were going to attack him, and that's when the kid hit him with the skateboard." "He did what anybody, I...
  • Donald Trump's Boycott of Starbucks Over Red Cups; Starbucks Responds

    11/11/2015 8:33:38 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 122 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 11/10/2015 | Leonardo Blair
    Billionaire 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump waded into coffee giant Starbucks' alleged war on Christmas Monday when he suggested a boycott of the company over its controversial red holiday cups, but the company says there is no war. "Did you read about Starbucks?" Trump asked a crowd of about 10,200 during a rally at a convention center in Springfield, Illinois, on Monday evening. "No more 'Merry Christmas' at Starbucks. No more," he said as the crowd booed disapprovingly at his comments. "I wouldn't buy. Hey look, I'm speaking against myself. I have one of the most successful Starbucks in...
  • Why are Donald Trump and some conservative Christians angry with Starbucks?

    11/11/2015 2:41:46 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 45 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | PTI
    On its website, Starbucks pointedly said it was introducing the blend on behalf of its 300,000 employees "from diverse ethnic backgrounds who proudly wear our green apron." Starbucks is pushing back against suggestions stoked by Republican presidential contender Donald Trump that this year's minimalist design for its holiday cups is a slap at Christmas. Responding to questions about the cups, the Seattle-based coffee purveyor today touted its "exclusive Christmas Blend Vintage 2015" one of several Christmas-themed products available in its stores. On its website, Starbucks pointedly said it was introducing the blend on behalf of its 300,000 employees "from diverse...
  • Dunkin' Releases Festive 'Joy' Cups Amid Starbucks' Red Cup Controversy

    11/11/2015 12:28:07 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/11/15
    Take that, Starbucks. Dunkin' Donuts unveiled its winter holiday cups with the word "Joy" in red script surrounded by green pine branches. The coffee-and-donut chain claims the move wasn't intended as a jab at Starbucks, which received some blowback from Christians for dropping Christmas imagery from its holiday cups. Dunkin' has used "Joy" in similarly themed cups in previous years. On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump even suggested boycotting Starbucks over the cups. A Starbucks representative noted in response that the company has a Christmas coffee blend available in stores all over the world. Some on Twitter are celebrating...
  • Battle of the Holiday Cups: Dunkin' Donuts Strikes Back

    11/11/2015 11:15:33 AM PST · by bryan999 · 46 replies
    Coffee drinkers inexplicably pissed off about Starbucks' decidedly plain holiday cups have another, more festive option for their caffeine needs: Dunkin' Donuts has launched new coffee cups emblazoned with the word "joy" and sprigs of holly in a Christmas-y red and green color scheme, the New York Post points out. While previous iterations of Starbucks' holiday coffee cups have featured evergreen trees or holiday ornaments, this year the coffee giant chose to go with a plain red cup in an effort to be more inclusive. Controversy over the cups erupted when a Christian internet evangelist posted a now-viral video in...
  • The Starbucks Cup Farce (vanity)

    11/10/2015 7:44:46 PM PST · by youngidiot · 41 replies
    Vanity | 11/10/2015 | Youngidiot
    A self proclaimed "internet personality" and "pastor" posted a video that said the red Starbucks holiday cups mean that they hate Jesus and Christmas and it went viral. That's the extent of the "outrage". But it's being played up as if a lot of Christians are upset because it makes Christians look like stupid petty fools. There you go. Manufactured story to make Christians look stupid. That's the short and tall of it. Who is this "internet personality"? I think we should find out. The news is awash with this story and facebook is as well. I think this is...
  • Trump suggests Starbucks boycott over its Christmas coffee cups

    11/10/2015 7:39:49 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 121 replies
    At a campaign event in Springfield, Illinois, Donald Trump suggested a boycott of coffee giant Starbucks over the design of its Christmas coffee cups. The all-red design has angered religious conservatives who see it as part of an effort to undermine the meaning of Christmas. "Starbucks is taking merry Christmas off [their cups] no more merry Christmas," Trump said. "If I become president, we'll all be saying merry Christmas again," the candidate said to applause. Trump told a raucous crowd, "Maybe we should boycott Starbucks. I don't know." The real estate mogul also attacked his main rival, Ben Carson. "This...
  • Here’s why people are mad about Starbucks’ red cups

    11/09/2015 10:02:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 88 replies
    Fortune Yahoo Finance ^ | 11/09/15 | Claire Zillman
    Starbucks started its holiday cup tradition in 1997--so “this year's design is another way Starbucks is inviting customers to create their own stories with a red cup that mimics a blank canvas.” It’s also worth noting previous Starbucks red cups lacked any outright Christian symbolism. Jeffrey Fields, Starbucks vice president of design and content, said in the release that in the past the holiday cups have told stories. This year, Starbucks “wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories," Fields wrote. He said that the coffee chain “has become a place...
  • Why Some Christians Are Upset at Starbucks’ New Holiday Cups

    11/08/2015 12:40:59 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 54 replies
    Time ^ | November 11, 2015 | Justin Worland
    Some Christians have taken to social media channels to protest the new Starbucks holiday cup, which they say is conspicuously devoid of images of both Christmas and Jesus Christ himself. The new cup, which is shades of red with the Starbucks logo, showed up in stores late last month. "Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus," wrote Joshua Feuerstein in a viral Facebook post with nearly 10 million views. In an accompanying video, Feuerstein encourages customers to give their name as "Merry Christmas" to force Starbucks employees to say the phrase. The movement had caught on by...
  • Starbucks to switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2020

    10/02/2015 6:42:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    AM New York ^ | October 2, 2015 | Reuters
    Starbucks will switch to using only eggs laid by cage-free chickens at its North American locations within five years, the company told Reuters on Thursday. The company said it has been steadily working on making the switch since it began buying cage-free eggs in 2008. The pledge follows similar moves by McDonald's Corp, Burger King Corp and food services company Sodexo SA. It is happening as North American egg suppliers are slowly starting to rebuild flocks after the worst bird flu outbreak in U.S. history.
  • Starbucks baristas demand meeting with CEO Howard Schultz to discuss scheduling issues

    09/29/2015 7:19:35 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 37 replies
    Starbucks baristas are demanding CEO Howard Schultz to work with workers on a solution to what they say is scheduling unfairness in the wake of a report last week claiming Starbucks has failed to deliver on promises made a year ago to improve practices that leave workers' schedules in a state of chaos.
  • Starbucks CEO to baristas: stock market drop may stress out customers

    08/24/2015 3:13:40 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 39 replies
    Starbucks ( SBUX -4.73% ) CEO Howard Schultz has called on baristas to be extra patient with customers on Monday, given the dramatic stock market swoon that no doubt has left countless coffee addicts anxious about the state of their retirement holdings.
  • Why I Will Never Drink Another Starbucks Coffee Again: It Funds Planned Parenthood

    08/07/2015 9:01:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    life news ^ | Aug 7, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    <p>Some of America’s top corporations have announced publicly that they do not support Planned Parenthood in light of revelations about their organ harvesting business. In July, Coca Cola, Ford Motor Company, the American Cancer Society, American Express and Xerox assured customers that even though they were listed as partners on Planned Parenthood’s website, they do not support them through donations.</p>
  • Maureen Dowd: Starbucks' Howard Schultz Urged to Challenge Hillary

    08/02/2015 6:05:20 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 1, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Howard Schultz, the chairman and CEO of Starbucks, is being urged to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. Schultz, 62, is getting encouragement from supporters because they believe "the time is right for someone who's not a political lifer," New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd said on Saturday. "It may be a tempting proposition." Raised in low-income housing in Brooklyn, Schultz later graduated from Northern Michigan University. He bought Starbucks in 1988 and built the company to where its operating income totaled $939 million in its most recent quarter, on $4.9 billion in sales. "He has strong opinions,...
  • An ex-NBA player who blew nearly $100 million is turning his life around while working at Starbucks

    07/29/2015 8:41:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Cork Gaines
    Vin Baker played 14 seasons in the NBA with six different teams and made $97.4 million in his career as a basketball player. Now Baker is embarking on a new career as a Starbucks manager. Baker is working as a barista at a Starbucks in North Kingstown, Rhode Island as part of his training to become a manager, according to Kevin McNamara of the Providence Journal. Baker's road to this career was a rocky one, but he appears to have some good perspective on his struggles. He told McNamara: "I was an alcoholic, I lost a fortune. I had a...
  • Florida man banned from Starbucks for life for exposing parking violations

    07/27/2015 5:02:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 27, 2015
    A Florida man banned from Starbucks for life because he called out customers who were breaking the law says he'd do it again to raise awareness for people with disabilities. Rob Rowen says he received a letter from the manager at a Tampa location after he was accused of publicly shaming people for illegally using the handicapped parking spaces and confronting them inside the coffee shop with cell phone images he took of the violations. Rowen’s son-in-law has muscular dystrophy and uses a power wheelchair, he said. “I saw someone park and it was obvious they weren’t handicapped,” Rowen told...
  • Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood

    07/22/2015 1:21:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to ensure that Planned Parenthood is stripped of its federal funding. However, it’s not only the government that fills Planned Parenthood’s coffers. According to 2nd Vote, a website and app that tracks the flow of money from consumers to political causes, more than 25 percent of Planned Parenthood’s $1.3-billion annual revenue comes from private donations, which includes corporate contributions. 2nd Vote researched the corporations and organizations to find which supported Planned Parenthood and found that more...
  • Starbucks to Open New Stores in Low-Income Neighborhoods

    07/17/2015 5:45:40 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 52 replies
    Celeb Cafe ^ | 7-17-2015 | Dave Harris
    Starbucks said Thursday it’s opening stores in 15 poor and middle-class inner-city locations across the USA, including one in Ferguson, Mo., as part of its bid to integrate more disadvantaged youths into the workforce. But now Starbucks is aiming to have a lasting impact on the community. The new store, set to open early next year at 10776 West Florissant Avenue, near Interstate 270, will be larger than a standard Starbucks by about 300 to 400 square feet. Starbucks spokeswoman Laurel Harper said details are not yet available on when the central Phoenix Starbucks location will close for renovations, specifically...
  • Starbucks reveals location of Ferguson store (Looting n' Lattes)

    07/13/2015 3:06:37 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 39 replies
    Starbucks is planning to build a restaurant with a drive-thru at 10776 West Florissant Ave. in Ferguson.