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  • Xi asks Starbucks’ Schultz to help repair US-China ties

    01/15/2021 3:43:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 15, 2021 | By JOE McDONALD
    BEIJING - President Xi Jinping is asking former CEO Howard Schultz of Starbucks to help repair U.S.-Chinese relations that have plunged to their lowest level in decades amid a tariff war and tension over technology and security. A letter from Xi to Schultz reported Friday by the official Xinhua News Agency was a rare direct communication from China’s paramount leader to a foreign business figure. Schultz opened Starbucks’ first China outlet in 1999 and is a frequent visitor. Xinhua gave no indication whether the letter reflected an initiative to ask American corporate leaders to help change policy after President-elect Joe...
  • Starbucks Employee Claims She Was Fired for Not Wearing LGBT PRIDE Shirt

    11/27/2020 7:55:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/27/2020 | Rick Moran
    A Starbucks barista has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the company because she says she was fired for not wearing an LGBT PRIDE t-shirt.Starbucks claims that her suit is “without merit,” that the company does not require employees to wear any item of clothing other than their trademark green apron.But the woman, Betsy Fresse who worked at Starbucks in Hoboken, N.J., says the reason that was given for her termination was “her comportment was not in compliance with Starbucks’ core values.”Fresse’s trouble with the company began when she transferred to another store in New Jersey.NBCNews:In June 2019, she and...
  • Starbucks barista who declined to wear 'PRIDE' T-shirt sues over firing

    11/20/2020 7:29:03 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 19, 2020 | Jonathan Stempel
    A former Starbucks Corp barista in New Jersey sued the coffee chain on Thursday, claiming she was fired illegally because she did not want to wear a “PRIDE” T-shirt, which she said conflicted with her religious beliefs. Betsy Fresse said her August 2019 dismissal from a Glen Ridge, New Jersey store, near her Newark home, for allegedly violating Starbucks’ “core values” amounted to illegal religious discrimination under federal civil rights law. The Seattle-based chain’s website says Starbucks values “creating a culture of warmth and belonging,” and is committed to respecting inclusion and diversity. According to the complaint, Starbucks violated that...
  • Starbucks links executive pay to workforce diversity goals

    10/14/2020 5:58:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | Oct. 14, 2020 | By Noah Manskar
    Starbucks will pay its executives based partly on the progress they make toward diversifying the company’s workforce, the coffee giant said Wednesday. The Seattle-based chain announced the move alongside a pledge to make sure people of color hold at least 30 percent of its corporate jobs and at least 40 percent of all retail and manufacturing positions by 2025.
  • Starbucks Barista Films Toxic ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Drink, Wants ‘More Dead Cops’... Gets What's Coming to Him

    09/03/2020 8:26:55 AM PDT · by montag813 · 60 replies
    24News ^ | 09-03-2020 | Samantha Foster
    by Samantha Foster A Starbucks barista posted a video to TikTok on Sunday calling for “more dead cops” that showed him behind the counter preparing a special poisonous “Blue Lives Matter” drink recipe that called for more than a cup of bleach. The video, which has since been deleted from TikTok, showed a Starbucks cup sitting on the counter with the words “Blue Lives Matter” written on the side of it. The caption on the video read “All I want for Christmas is more dead cops.” (also the "song" which accompanied the video). The barista, who could not be...
  • Barista Creates a Poisonous 'Blue Lives Matter' Drink for Law Enforcement

    09/01/2020 6:09:07 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 31, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    A Barista that works at a Starbucks inside a Target in Indianapolis posted a TikTok video of a poisonous concoction he created for law enforcement officers. The Starbucks cup has the words "Blue Lives Matter" written on the side of the cup. The recipe includes more than a cup of bleach. According to The Police Tribune, the video – which has since been deleted – had a caption on the video that said "All I want for Christmas is more dead cops.” The Barista, identified as Van Greyson Hart, went through a step-by-step process to make the so-called drink. “Hi...
  • Antifa rioters made lists of Seattle businesses to destroy

    07/26/2020 2:49:30 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 42 replies
    The Post Millenial ^ | July 25, 2020 | Ari Hoffman
    On the night of July 22, over 150 rioters took to the streets of Capital Hill in Seattle to target specific businesses like Starbucks, Uncle Ikes, and Rove Vintage. According to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) they did "massive amounts of property damage, looting, shooting fireworks, and committing arson."
  • Radio host mocks Trump by claiming Seattle is peaceful, then rioters torched his apartment building

    07/26/2020 12:50:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 91 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | July 26, 2020 | Mia Cathell
    Seattle radio host and Twitter-based criminal defense advocate Paul Gallant "dunked" on President Donald Trump last month by denying that the riots are violent, then the radio host was scored on by rioters who set fire to his apartment. Now he's taking up arms. ... "Walked through it last night out of curiosity and saw no burning, pillaging, or deaths," Gallant responded in June to Trump's tweet calling out the violent leftists who continue to terrorize Seattle. "Chill dawg," Gallant added sarcastically. ... Last night, Gallant had a sudden change of heart towards the "peaceful protestors" when he came home...
  • Police: NJ Starbucks Barista Arrested for Bragging About Spitting in Officers’ Drinks

    07/22/2020 12:07:59 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 21 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    A Park Ridge, New Jersey, Starbucks employee has been arrested after he admitted to bragging about spitting in police officers’ beverages, local law enforcement told local media on Tuesday. reports: Kevin A. Trejo was “arrogant enough to be bragging about it,” which is what led police to question him, Chief Joseph Madden said by phone Tuesday. Madden called Trejo’s actions “very disturbing” after police on Monday charged the Westwood man with subjecting a law enforcement officer to contact with a bodily fluid, tampering with a cup of coffee knowing it was ordered by an officer, and creating a hazardous...
  • 'We Ain’t Shopping at Starbucks No More': Seattle Protesters Call for Boycott

    07/16/2020 8:01:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    Protesters marched through Seattle, Washington, on July 16, in a demonstration calling for a boycott of the Starbucks coffee chain. Footage of the march shows protesters chanting “we ain’t shopping at Starbucks no more.” Protesters called for Starbucks to cut all ties with and support for Seattle Police Department during the demonstration. Starbucks’s first store opened in Seattle in 1971, and since then the company has grown to become the largest coffee chain in the world. However the business has come under fire for a series of racially charged incidents.
  • All Starbucks stores will require customers to wear face masks while inside

    07/09/2020 1:28:18 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 09 2020 | Alexandra Deabler
    Starbucks has announced it will now require all customers to wear face masks when visiting the coffee chain. The new rule, which will be implemented at all Starbucks company-owned locations, begins July 15. The major coffee company said in a news release that if customers do not have a mask -- for example, in areas where a local government mandate is not in place -- they will not be allowed inside the facility but can order Starbucks through a drive-thru, for curbside pickup or place an order for delivery.
  • CAIR Demands Firing of Barista Who Called a Woman Named Aishah 'ISIS'

    07/07/2020 3:23:16 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 7, 2020 | Robert Spencer
    If anti-Muslim hate crimes do not exist, they must be invented. They’re simply too politically useful to do without. And so it is that the Minnesota chapter of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) held a press conference Monday to demand the firing of a Starbucks barista who was so “Islamophobic” as to write “ISIS” on a Muslim woman’s coffee cup. CAIR also announced that it had filed a discrimination complaint with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights about the incident. If you think that the world is on fire and that CAIR should find more important things to...
  • Went Woke, Going Broke – Starbucks Announces Advertising Pause…

    06/28/2020 7:57:46 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 58 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 28, 2020 | Sundance
    After positioning their brand in 2015 as the leading indicator of woke credentialing; then reversing course in 2016 on the plan to force racial discussion with every purchase; Starbucks is now announcing a pause in all social media advertising because… well, they don’t want to contribute to hate-speech n’ stuff.
  • Police officer says barista put a tampon in his Frappuccino. Starbucks employees aren’t so sure

    06/24/2020 9:08:43 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 17 replies
    dailydot ^ | 6/24/20 | Nahila Bonfiglio
    An off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer is accusing Target Starbucks employees of hiding a tampon in his Frappuccino. In the hours since his accusations made headlines, employees and former employees of the coffee giant have been trying to disprove the claim. The incident reportedly occurred at a Starbucks nestled in a California Target. Fox 11 reporter Bill Melugin spread the officer’s story on Twitter, where it caught the eye of Starbuck’s employees. The events outlined in Melugin’s tweets and accompanying story didn’t quite add up for some employees, who pointed out issues and holes in his retelling.According to Melugin,...
  • Starbucks to allow baristas to wear Black Lives Matter attire and accessories after backlash (socially responsible coffee)

    06/12/2020 7:21:28 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 67 replies
    msn ^ | today | Amelia Lucasstarbucks
    Starbucks said Friday that the chain would allow workers to wear attire and accessories highlighting the Black Lives Matter movement, reversing its prior stance after social media users called for boycotts of the company. Buzzfeed first reported on Wednesday that the coffee chain would not allow its employees to wear Black Lives Matter clothing or accessories, and management justified the decision by saying that such items could be misunderstood and incite violence. While Starbucks has a policy against wearing personal, political or religious clothing or accessories, workers told Buzzfeed that the company hands out buttons and attire celebrating LGBTQ rights...
  • Starbucks bans employees from wearing anything in support of Black Lives Matter

    06/11/2020 8:12:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 11 2020 | John Bowden
    An internal memo sent to Starbucks employees last week specifically warned staffers against wearing accessories or clothes bearing messages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The memo, obtained by BuzzFeed News, reminds staffers that such messages are prohibited under the company's policy against accessories that "advocated a political, religious or personal issue." Numerous employees told the news outlet, however, that the company regularly allows or even encourages employees to wear pins in support of LGBTQ equality, especially during Pride Month every June. "Starbucks LGBTQ+ partners wear LGBTQ+ pins and shirts, that also could incite and create violent experiences...
  • Starbucks to close 400 stores, speed expansion of Pickup locations, curbside and more

    06/11/2020 3:21:55 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 42 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 6/10/2020 | Sarah Perez
    Starbucks announced today it will expedite the rollout of its new “Pickup” store concept, powered by mobile ordering, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It will also expand access to curbside pickup, drive-thru and walk-up counters in less dense, suburban markets, the company said. These changes aren’t going to arrive as new additions to Starbucks’ existing store lineup, however. Instead, the company said it will close up to 400 company-owned stores in the U.S. and Canada over the next 18 months, as it rolls out the new format stores and makes other changes. ... A large part of the restructuring...

    05/13/2020 9:13:44 PM PDT · by SoCalCynic · 77 replies
    restaurant business online ^ | May 13, 2020 | Jonathan Maze
    Starbucks Corp. has asked the landlords for many of its corporate-owned units for a year’s worth of rent breaks as part of its strategy to improve its finances coming out of the coronavirus shutdown. The letter, sent the day after the Seattle-based coffee giant started reopening its U.S. locations last week, was written by the company’s chief operating officer, Roz Brewer. It requests 12 months of concessions, starting June 1, “to support modified operations and adjustments to lease terms and base rent structures, so we can withstand this uncertainty together.”
  • Starbucks temporarily moves to 'to go' model amid virus outbreak

    03/16/2020 5:15:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 16, 2020 | by Praveen Paramasivam
    Starbucks Corp has moved to a “to go” model in all its company-owned stores in the United States and Canada for at least two weeks to facilitate social distancing among customers amid the spread of coronavirus, the coffee chain said on Sunday. As part of the move, Starbucks said it would also stop using seating both at its cafe and patio areas and temporarily close stores in communities with high numbers of coronavirus cases as well as malls and university campuses. “The situation with COVID-19 is extremely dynamic and we will continue to review the facts and science and make...

    03/09/2020 10:32:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | MARCH 9, 2020 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    In May 2018, in response to protests, Starbucks changed its policies nationwide to allow anybody to sit in their stores and use the bathroom without making a purchase. Using a large panel of anonymized cellphone location data, we estimate that the policy led to a 7.3% decline in store attendance at Starbucks locations relative to other nearby coffee shops and restaurants. This decline cannot be calculated from Starbucks’ public disclosures, which lack the comparison group of other coffee shops. The decline in visits is around 84% larger for stores located near homeless shelters. The policy also affected the intensive margin...