A half-century ago, there seemed to be considerable truth in the phrase, “As General Motors goes, so does the nation.” That sentiment reflected the general idea that the auto industry, and the manufacturing related to it, was a key sign of America’s economic health.
SODO Kitchen opened its doors last week in Starbucks’ corporate headquarters in Seattle. The cafeteria-style eatery is open to the public and brings with it a commitment to sustainability and local produce.
Bon Appetit Management Company operates SODO, which stands for South of Downtown. Located on the third floor of Starbucks Center, the cafeteria is targeted at Starbucks employees, but also open to the public.
Starbucks Corporation announced today that Robert M. Gates, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and current chancellor of the College of William & Mary, was elected to the Starbucks board of directors.
He will serve on the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
“We are honored and humbled to be adding this distinguished American leader to Starbucks board of directors,” says Howard Schultz, chairman, president, and CEO of Starbucks.
China’s love affair with Starbucks continues to push comparable same-store sales growth to enviable heights, said Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, during the company’s second-quarter earnings call.
The quarter marked the seventh consecutive one in which Starbucks’ comparable sales growth in China exceeded a growth rate of 20 percent. “Starbucks’ business in China is strong and poised for significant, disciplined, profitable growth,” Schultz told the company’s investors on April 26.
As the deadline for filing taxes is quickly approaching, here’s a last minute tip: don’t forget to cash in on the Great American Coffee Refund.
During the final push to Tax Day, Seattle’s Best Coffee, part of Starbucks Corporation, is offering a perk–free coffee–with the Great American Coffee Refund: the first 100,000 people to claim their Coffee Refund on Facebook will receive a free sample of Seattle’s Best Coffee.
An independent panel of judges has selected the finalists for the National Restaurant Association’s inaugural Operator Innovations Awards. Three finalists in each of five categories–Sustainability, Technology, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, and Menu Development–will be brought to Chicago for the Association’s 2012 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show this May.
A new study found that American consumers who drink coffee at home rarely venture out to coffee shops or quick serves for their coffee. They are, however, willing to bring the big coffee brands into their homes.
The QSRdna study from CustomersDNA, a marketing and research consulting firm, found that 61 percent of consumers who frequently drink coffee at home never visit a retail coffee shop or quick serve for coffee.
Starbucks Coffee Company has been rated No. 1 in a study of the most socially engaged companies, which was released today by advertising research firm PhaseOne.
In addition to Starbucks, the study's most socially engaged brands across three distinct engagement metrics are Audi, McDonald's, Red Bull, and American Express.
The findings from the study were presented at the Advertising Research Foundation's Re:Think event in New York City on March 27, 2012.
The tenant roster at Columbus Square continues to take shape as three major retail tenants became the latest additions to the sprawling mixed-use development project that has brought unprecedented new life to the Upper West Side and turned Columbus Avenue from 97th to 100th Streets into one of the city’s major shopping corridors.
At nearby 805 Columbus Ave., Starbucks Coffee Company has leased 1,200 square feet on the corner of 100th Street, filling the last corner availability at the property, according to Kelly Winick Realty Group LLC associate director.
Four months after acquiring Evolution Fresh, Inc., Starbucks Coffee Company today announced the opening of the first Evolution Fresh store and the transformation of the brand’s look and feel to better reflect the pure, natural ingredients in each beverage and its strategic expansion and growth.
The Bellevue, Washington, store opening and refreshed branding positions Evolution Fresh as a leader in the $3.4 billion and growing cold-crafted juice category, and furthers its commitment to evolve and enhance the customer experience with innovative and wholesome products.