Fast Company names Starbucks as one 2018’s Most Innovative Companies

Fast Company names Starbucks as one 2018’s Most Innovative Companies   Seattle, 2018-Feb-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks has been chosen as one 2018’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, which released its annual rankings on Tuesday. In recognition of the Starbucks FoodShare program, Starbucks is included among the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Social Good. In 2016, […]

Alshaya brands Starbucks and Babel recognised for their world-class customer service in Kuwait’s Public Relations Association’s annual awards

Shuwaikh, Kuwait, 2018-Feb-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two brands operated by retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya, Starbucks and Babel, have been recognised for their commitment to providing world-class customer service in Kuwait’s Public Relations Association’s annual awards. The awards, under the patronage of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, […]

Starbucks and Chase make earning rewards easy for customers with the launch of Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Card

Starbucks and Chase make earning rewards easy for customers with the launch of Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Card   Seamless integration with Starbucks Rewards™ loyalty program brings customers fast, frequent Rewards earned through everyday spending Starting today, the card unlocks the ability to earn Stars both in and out of Starbucks® stores wherever Visa is accepted […]

Starbucks announces the arrival of Blonde Espresso in the United States

Starbucks announces the arrival of Blonde Espresso in the United States Starbucks Blonde Espresso – a light roast that’s smooth and subtly sweet– is a permanent menu item complementing the boldness of Starbucks Signature Espresso Roast originally introduced more than 40 years ago For the first time ever, Starbucks customers in the U.S. will be […]

Starbucks launches its biggest giveaway ever with Project Give Good

Starbucks launches its biggest giveaway ever with Project Give Good   Starbucks is giving a little extra good to its customers this holiday with its biggest surprise giveaway ever, handing out $1 million in Starbucks Cards, giving the gift of Starbucks Rewards® Gold status, and offering a chance to win Starbucks for Life SEATTLE, 2017-Dec-05 […]

Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai opens Dec. 6

Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai opens Dec. 6   New multi-sensory retail experience offers customers an immersive: •   manufacturing and cafe environment including roasting, packaging and brewing; •   integrated offline and online augmented reality (AR) digital experience; and •   debut of food freshly baked onsite by Italian food purveyor, Rocco Princi for the first time ever […]

Starbucks opens its first store in Jamaica

Starbucks opens its first store in Jamaica   Starbucks and Caribbean Coffee Baristas Limited, a consortium led by Margaritaville Caribbean Group, have opened Jamaica’s first Starbucks® store at Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay Up to 15 Starbucks® stores expected to open over the next five years with a focus on creating local jobs, delivering […]

Starbucks opens the first Princi bakery location in the U.S. at its Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle

Starbucks opens the first Princi bakery location in the U.S. at its Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle   Acclaimed artisan baker Rocco Princi brings the craft of bread baking, exceptional ingredients and the “Spirito di Milano” to customers for the first time in the United States Freshly baked onsite, the artisanal Italian food experience joins […]

Starbucks to sell assets of the Tazo brand to Unilever for $384 million

Starbucks to sharpen its focus on its up-leveled tea strategy with Teavana, furthering its growth and innovation in the super premium tea category Seattle, 2017-Nov-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced entry into a definitive agreement for Unilever to acquire the assets of the Tazo brand including its signature recipes, intellectual property […]

Starbucks to assume 100% ownership of 1,300 Starbucks stores in Shanghai and Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces

Starbucks to assume 100% ownership of 1,300 Starbucks stores in Shanghai and Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces   Company announces agreements to acquire the remaining 50% of its East China JV and divest its 50% interest in its Taiwan JV; both transactions undertaken with long-term JV partners President Chain Store Corporation and Uni-President Enterprises Corporation Company […]

Starbucks introduces Teavana Shaken Iced Tea Infusions

Starbucks introduces Teavana Shaken Iced Tea Infusions   Seattle, 2017-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tea cocktails. Tea-smoked duck. Green tea ice cream. The essential flavors of liquors and food are often enriched by blending or cooking with tea. For Starbucks product developers Melynda Cheng and Megan Droz, infusing “tea with tea” will yield a […]

Starbucks to increase its investments in agronomy and technology training to support the next generation of Colombian coffee farmers

Starbucks to increase its investments in agronomy and technology training to support the next generation of Colombian coffee farmers   In partnership with the United States Agency for International Development, Starbucks will provide skills training and technological tools to 1,000 young coffee farmers in Colombia’s post-conflict zones Starbucks will contribute $2 million to a farmer loan […]

Starbucks Augusta Soluble Plant to undergo a $120 million expansion

Starbucks Augusta Soluble Plant to undergo a $120 million expansion   Seattle, 2017-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — A $120 million expansion of the Starbucks Augusta Soluble Plant announced today (July 6, 2017) will nearly double the size of the operation and create up to 100 new jobs at the Georgia facility in the year […]

Starbucks Reserve® bar makes debut in Chile; the first in Latin America

Starbucks Reserve® bar makes debut in Chile; the first in Latin America   Seattle, 2017-Jun-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — A mural evokes Santiago’s city life. Ceilings and walls exude the warmth of Aromo wood from Chile’s Maule Region. Local marble represents the ancient caves of Patagonia. It took Starbucks designer Jeremiah Bailey and his […]

Starbucks adds summer fruit flavors in their latest colorful Frappuccino blended Crème beverages

Starbucks adds summer fruit flavors in their latest colorful Frappuccino blended Crème beverages   Seattle, 2017-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Summer fruits that are as vibrant in color as they are sweet, tangy and juicy in taste were the inspiration for Starbucks newest Frappuccino blended beverages. Starting today (June 20) Starbucks is featuring a […]

Starbucks to raise fund for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation

Starbucks to raise fund for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation   Seattle, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks is partnering with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to spread a simple message – be kind. Starting tomorrow (June 13), Starbucks will donate 25 cents from each one of its colorful Cups of Kindness […]

Starbucks launches three Frappuccino blended beverages at participating Starbucks® stores across Asia

Starbucks launches three Frappuccino blended beverages at participating Starbucks® stores across Asia   Seattle, 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Blended coffee pudding. Jelly in a Frappuccino. A drinkable banana split. A great beverage isn’t always just about taste. It can be a whole sensory experience including a tantalizing aroma and appealing appearance. And for […]

Starbucks introduces new ready-to-drink Starbucks Iced Latte in Salted Caramel Mocha

Starbucks introduces new ready-to-drink Starbucks Iced Latte in Salted Caramel Mocha   Seattle, 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Starbucks® served its very first espresso beverages in 1984, the Caffè Latte was a beverage unfamiliar to most Americans. But it quickly became a customer favorite with its rich espresso balanced with steamed milk and a light […]

Starbucks to expand distribution portion of its Carson Valley Roasting Plant and Distribution Center in Minden, Nevada

Starbucks to expand distribution portion of its Carson Valley Roasting Plant and Distribution Center in Minden, Nevada   Seattle, 2017-Jun-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks operations in Nevada’s Carson Valley plans to grow substantially over the next year with the addition of 700,000 square feet to the distribution portion of the Starbucks Carson Valley […]

Starbucks to open in Dallas, TX and Trenton, NJ as part of its initiative to invest in underserved communities across the U.S.

Starbucks to open in Dallas, TX and Trenton, NJ as part of its initiative to invest in underserved communities across the U.S.   Starbucks new stores in Dallas, TX and Trenton, NJ are part of the company’s strategy to invest in at least 15 underserved communities across the U.S. by 2018 Similar stores are open […]

Jen Gotch and Starbucks introduce their ban.do + Starbucks® Designer Collection

Jen Gotch and Starbucks introduce their ban.do + Starbucks® Designer Collection   Seattle, 2017-May-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Jen Gotch traveled to Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan, during a week-long vacation last summer, she was captivated by the people, architecture and aroma of the city, which provided inspiration for a project she was working […]

Starbucks celebrates journey in Canada over the past 30 years

Starbucks celebrates journey in Canada over the past 30 years   Seattle, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Starbucks first store in Canada opened its doors for the first time on March 1, 1987, its success was anything but assured. “In Seattle, we were well established, everybody knew us whether they drank our coffee […]

Starbucks Expands Caribbean Presence With First Store in Jamaica

Starbucks Expands Caribbean Presence With First Store in Jamaica   Starbucks has granted Caribbean Coffee Traders Limited the exclusive rights to develop and operate stores in Jamaica SEATTLE and KINGSTON, Jamaica, 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ —Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) today (May 4, 2017) announced it has entered a geographic licensing agreement with Caribbean […]

Starbucks Rewards Loyalty Program Introduces New Way to Earn Stars in the Grocery

Starbucks Rewards Loyalty Program Introduces New Way to Earn Stars in the Grocery   Seattle, 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Members of Starbucks Rewards™ loyalty program have a new way to earn Stars as the program expands down the grocery aisle to now include Starbucks® K-Cups® Packs and ready-to-drink beverages. The expansion more than […]

Starbucks partners will be among the people that grow, harvest and produce the coffee in Rwanda

Starbucks partners will be among the people that grow, harvest and produce the coffee in Rwanda   KIGALI, Rwanda, 2017-May-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — They came from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For the next four days, the 35 Starbucks partners from around the world will be immersed in the origin of coffee […]

Patrick Leonard: Green Direct is a way Starbucks can select what type of energy we buy, rather than that being predetermined by the utility

SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Every Friday, members of Starbucks Treasury and Facilities teams set aside time to watch video footage taken by a drone flying over a shimmering 260-acre construction site on what was formerly a degraded landscape in Robeson County, N.C. Week after week since last fall, they’ve been monitoring the progress […]

Starbucks introduces its first Unicorn Frappuccino® blended beverage

Starbucks introduces its first Unicorn Frappuccino® blended beverage   Seattle, 2017-Apr-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The elusive unicorn from medieval legend has been making a comeback. Once only found in enchanted forests, unicorns have been popping up in social media with shimmering unicorn-themed food and drinks. Now Starbucks is taking the trend to a […]

Starbucks commits to providing 100 million healthy coffee trees to farmers by 2025

Starbucks commits to providing 100 million healthy coffee trees to farmers by 2025   The company will leverage its green coffee purchase power to ensure that healthy, rust resistant coffee trees are planted – yearly –  in coffee growing regions most impacted by climate change Initiative builds on the more than 25 million trees already […]

Starbucks® Waikiki store the first in Hawaii to feature a Starbucks Reserve® coffee bar

Starbucks® Waikiki store the first in Hawaii to feature a Starbucks Reserve® coffee bar   Seattle, 2017-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Honolulu’s Waikiki Beach is one of the world’s most famous beaches, known for its golden sand and stunning sunsets. Just a few blocks from the beach is an immersive coffee experience inside the […]

Starbucks expands its mocktail offering with two new Cold Brew flavor innovations

Starbucks expands its mocktail offering with two new Cold Brew flavor innovations   Seattle, 2017-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since the Seattle Roastery first opened nearly two and a half years ago, baristas have enchanted visitors with their craftsmanship, roasting and brewing some of the rarest coffees in the world. The menu has served […]