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  • Starbucks Has Massively Failed Yet Again

    07/11/2017 10:07:35 AM PDT · by davikkm · 40 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    It seems that the coffee company Starbucks is forever finding itself embroiled in one “storm in a coffee cup” after another. Whether it’s telling it’s investors that if they don’t support Gay Marriage then their money is unwelcome, or allowing their Saudi Arabia branches to ban women from buying coffee; this company is suffering from a delusion that it can enforce its political voice without consequence. The latest trouble is in Indonesia and Malaysia where Islamic groups (powerful ones, too), have called for mass boycotting of the coffee shops because of their stance on LGBTQ rights; these groups are also...
  • Malaysia, Indonesia Muslim groups call for Starbucks boycott (bc of LGBT Support)

    07/06/2017 4:12:10 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    JAKARTA, Indonesia — Muslim groups in Malaysia and Indonesia have called for a boycott of Starbucks because of the coffee chain's support for LGBT rights.
  • Muslim leader calls for a worldwide boycott of Starbucks because ...

    07/02/2017 3:34:47 AM PDT · by qwerty1234 · 37 replies
    A prominent Muslim leader has called for a boycott of international coffee brand Starbucks because its support for gay marriage is 'not in line' with Islamic law. Anwar Abbas, the leader of Muhammadiyah, a 30 million-strong group in Indonesia, said Starbucks' pro-gay stance threatened the 'religious and cultured' core of the Southeast Asian nation. 'If Starbucks only does business, then fine. But don't bring ideology here,' Abbas told Reuters on Saturday. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Faecal bacteria 'in ice in Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero'

    06/28/2017 8:01:33 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies ^ | June 28, 2017 | BBC
    Ice from three of the UK's biggest coffee chains has been found to contain bacteria from faeces, according to a BBC investigation.
  • (BBC) investigation found 'concerning' levels of fecal bacteria in Starbucks iced drinks

    06/28/2017 6:29:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Circa News ^ | June 28, 2017
    Iced drinks from Starbucks and two other U.K. coffee chains contained "concerning" levels of fecal bacteria, according to a BBC investigation. [Snip] Tony Lewis, head of policy at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, said that the levels of bacteria found in the drinks were "concerning." He said the types of bacteria identified are "the source of human disease," adding that "These should not be present at any level, never mind the significant numbers found."
  • A BBC investigation found fecal bacteria in iced drinks from Starbucks and 3 other chains

    06/28/2017 6:27:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | 06-28-2017 | Alison Millington
    It's hard to match the refreshing taste of an iced coffee on a hot summer day — but a new BBC investigation may make you think twice before you order a chilled drink. The BBC's consumer affairs "Watchdog" program found that samples of iced drinks from Starbucks and two other UK chains including Costa Coffee and Caffe Nero contained "varying levels of the bacteria." Along with the ice, researchers also studied the cleanliness of tables, trays, and high chairs at 30 of the coffee chain branches. Costa Coffee was the worst offender, with seven out of 10 samples "found to...
  • Trump supporters hold sit-in at North Carolina Starbucks after woman mocked for shirt

    06/25/2017 12:54:15 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    Trump supporters flooded a North Carolina Starbucks on Saturday for a sit-in after they said a woman was mocked for wearing T-shirt supporting the president.
  • Starbucks Barista Bullies Trump Supporter

    06/16/2017 5:09:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | June 16, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Kayla Hart dropped by the Starbucks in Charlotte, North Carolina the other day for a cup of coffee. She left with a bitter taste – and it had nothing to do with the overpriced java. Kayla happened to be wearing a Donald Trump t-shirt when she walked into the coffee shop on East Boulevard in the Dilworth neighborhood. She tells Fox 46 the cashier took one look at her t-shirt and laughed. She also noticed her order was labeled with a political message – mocking her support of the president. Instead of her name, the cashier wrote, “Build A Wall.”...
  • Starbucks customer says she was bullied for supporting Trump

    06/15/2017 12:44:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies ^ | Updated: Jun 15 2017 09:58AM EDT | By: Brett Baldeck
    CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) - On a day when lawmakers from both sides of the aisle in Washington are asking Americans to unite, a loyal Starbucks customer says she was targeted for supporting Donald Trump. Starbucks said they are making sure this incident won't happen again. "I don't know what politics has to do with getting a cup of coffee," Kayla Hart said. Hart walked in to Starbucks on East Boulevard in Dilworth on Wednesday morning, wearing a Donald Trump t-shirt. Instead of being greeted with a smile, Kayla said the cashier laughed and her order was labeled with a...
  • (Chicago) Man Charged After Racist Rant At Starbucks When Coffee Spilled On Him

    06/10/2017 12:03:14 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 35 replies
    dnainfo ^ | 6/8/17 | Isra Rahman and Erica Demarest
    THE LOOP — A Chicago man who had coffee spilled on him at a Loop Starbucks is facing misdemeanor charges after allegedly spitting on people, punching a man and hurling racial slurs in a videotaped tirade. An ABC7 photojournalist witnessed the tirade and recorded it. Police said the man throwing the punches and calling people "disposable vermin" and "slave" is William Boucher, 23. He was charged with three misdemeanor counts of battery, accused of physically and verbally abusing three people Tuesday. Boucher declined to comment in a phone call with DNAinfo Friday, citing legal reasons related to his impending court...
  • Starbucks' Howard Schultz told workers Trump created 'chaos' that is hurting economy

    05/31/2017 1:56:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 30, 2017 | Christina Cheddar Berk
    Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told employees that President Donald Trump was creating "chaos" that was hurting the U.S. economy, according to a video obtained by Business Insider. The video was taken at a staff meeting in Seattle in February, Business Insider said. In the video, Schultz tells employees that there is "a tremendous amount of pressure and anxiety in America." He goes on to speculate that these feelings are hurting consumer behavior. Schultz went on to tell employees that the coffee chain can provide "an antidote" by providing a "sense of community" to its customers. Starbucks replied to a...
  • 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 ^ | 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:
  • 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...