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Coffee Shops Increasingly Add Wine to Operations

2012-07-23 Espresso beans and grapes are not a prevalent snack combination, but the growing trend toward coffee and wine bars proves they are indeed palatable as...

Starbucks Breaks Ground on Facility in Georgia

2012-07-16 Starbucks Coffee Company today joined civic and elected leaders in Augusta, Georgia, to break ground on its first company-owned manufacturing facility...

Starbucks Adds Refreshers Drinks to Beverage Line

2012-07-10 Starbucks Coffee Company today announced the availability of handcrafted Starbucks Refreshers beverages, a global breakthrough beverage innovation tha...

Starbucks to Acquire La Boulange for $100 Million

2012-06-05 Responding to customer demand for more wholesome and delicious food options, Starbucks Coffee Company announced that it has entered into a definitive ...

Starbucks Announces Leadership Changes

2012-05-19 Starbucks Coffee Company announced several leadership changes to accelerate its innovation and growth.

SODO Kitchen Builds on Starbucks’ Mission

2012-05-07 SODO Kitchen opened its doors last week in Starbucks’ corporate headquarters in Seattle.

Former Defense Secretary Joins Starbucks Board of Directors

2012-05-02 Starbucks Corporation announced today that Robert M. Gates, former U.S.

Starbucks Maintains Major China Growth in Q2

2012-05-01 China’s love affair with Starbucks continues to push comparable same-store sales growth to enviable heights, said Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, du...

Cash in on Tax Day Coffee Refund at Seattle’s Best

2012-04-13 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.

NRA Announces Finalists of Operator Innovations Awards

2012-04-13 An independent panel of judges has selected the finalists for the National Restaurant Association’s inaugural Operator Innovations Awards.