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Starbucks Wants Customers to Pay (Extra) to Play

2008-11-12 The company introduces a special loyalty card.

Starbucks Replaces Finance Exec

2008-11-07 Troy Alstead will succeed current CFO Pete Bocian.

Celebrating the Holidays Early

2008-11-03 Quick-serves tap into winter seasonal flavors to bring in customers.

Schultz Fires Back at Media

2008-10-30 Starbucks CEO says the company's poor performance in Q4 signals that it has hit bottom.

Starbucks Doubles Fair Trade Commitment

2008-10-28 The company has become the largest purchaser of Fair Trade Certified coffee in the world.

Starbucks to Volunteer in New Orleans

2008-10-20 The company will offer more than 54,000 volunteer hours and invest more than $1 million in local projects.

Unilever to Produce Starbucks-Branded Super Premium Ice Cream

2008-09-16 The exclusive licensing deal between Starbucks and Unilever builds upon an existing relationship for the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of Starbucks Tazo.

Starbucks' Healthy Breakfast Goes Live

2008-09-04 The five new permanent healthy breakfast items are now available in participating U.S. and Canadian stores.

Starbucks Debuts Small-Batch Coffee

2008-08-26 The Clover has been installed at 10 Seattle locations and Starbucks will serve small lot coffees whose flavors are best with the new brewing system.

Starbucks Partners to Grow Tazo Brand

2008-08-19 Tazo’s RTD line will be integrated into the Pepsi/Lipton Tea Partnership (PLP), expanding the joint venture between PepsiCo and Unilever.