Palatial Starbucks Opens In Italy, Home Of EspressoDecades ago, Milan's coffee bars inspired the chain's vision. Now Starbucks is hoping clients will visit its new store there.
Starbucks To Open First US 'Signing Store' Geared Toward Deaf CommunityStarbucks announced Thursday that they will open its first American "Signing Store," in Washington D.C. this fall, which will be designed with the deaf community in mind.
Plastic Straw Bans Upsetting People With DisabilitiesPeople with disabilities fear that growing efforts to ban plastic straws will limit accessibility at restaurants, on airplanes and at other service establishments.
Starbucks, Citing Environment, To Stop Offering Plastic Straws By 2020The company will become the largest food and beverage company operating globally to ban plastic straws from all of its stores.
Starbucks Employee Fired After Mocking Customer With StutterStarbucks said that an employee in Philadelphia has been fired after reportedly mocking a customer with a stutter. The company said that the behavior was not appropriate.
Advisors Say Starbucks Must Do More To End Racial BiasStarbucks needs to do much more to eliminate racial bias from its stores, according to a report that urges the company to conduct civil rights and consumer profiling audits.
Starbucks To Accelerate U.S. Store Closings Next YearStarbucks said that it will accelerate its store closings in the U.S. next year as it tries to boost sluggish sales. The company will close 150 underperforming stores in heavily penetrated markets.
Amazon Flexes Muscles, Seattle Backs Down On Business TaxCity leaders in Seattle said they plan to repeal a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks as they face mounting pressure from businesses.
Starbucks Raising Price Of Brewed Coffee In Most U.S. StoresIt doesn't matter if you get the tall, grande, or venti -- your Starbucks habit just got a little more expensive.
Starbucks Closes Stores, Asks Workers To Talk About RaceThe move follows a racially-charged incident caught on camera in Philadelphia last month that the company's executive chairman has called "reprehensible."
Starbucks Closing More Than 8,000 Stores For Anti-Bias TrainingAfter putting together a curriculum for its 175,000 workers, Starbucks will close more than 8,000 stores nationwide today to conduct anti-bias training.
Experts Say Starbucks Training Is First Step In Facing BiasStarbucks will close more than 8,000 stores nationwide on Tuesday to conduct anti-bias training, the next step that the company is taking to restore its tarnished image.