Starbucks, Evolution Fresh, and Dannon Create New Smoothies

Evolution Fresh, a market leader in cold-pressed, High Pressure Processed (HPP) juice, and Dannon, the leading maker of yogurt in the US, today debut handcrafted Evolution Fresh Smoothies in 4,300 Starbucks stores in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, and in select Starbucks locations within grocery stores nationwide. These smoothies will transform the $2.2 billion smoothie category, with three flavors of smoothies made with traditional, proprietary Greek nonfat yogurt and super-premium cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juice.

Starbucks Adds Two New Wraps to Menu

Starbucks customers want wholesome and convenient food choices for their busy lifestyles. Beginning March 31, they'll have two new options—a Thai-Style Peanut Chicken Wrap and an Edamame Hummus Wrap—available at participating U.S. company-operated and licensed stores nationwide. 

The two new wraps are a medley of ingredients comprised of protein, vegetables, and fruit offering balanced nutrition in a grab-and-go format with each wrap under 500 calories.

Starbucks Issues Annual Global Responsibility Report

In its 14th consecutive year of issuing a Global Responsibility Report, Starbucks offers its perspective on what it means to be a corporate citizen in the 21st  century and shares its progress and challenges.

“I strongly believe that today, more than ever, companies such as Starbucks must use their platforms and resources to create opportunities for their people, as well as for the communities they serve," says Starbucks chairman and chief executive officer Howard Schultz, in the report’s letter to stakeholders.

Starbucks Narrows White Cup Contest to Seven Finalists

Playful butterflies, swirling coffee beans, delicate flowers, colorful continents, an iconic Starbucks apron, and a detailed night scene all adorn cups that were selected as finalists in the Starbucks Partner Cup Contest.

Inspired by the success of its White Cup Contest for customers, Starbucks gave its store partners (employees) an opportunity to express their creativity through their own design contest last month.

In just one week, more than 1,500 entries were submitted for the first cup design contest for Starbucks baristas.  

Forbes Names Starbucks #1 In Food Service

Starbucks is the ­­­fifth most admired company in the world, according to new research from Fortune magazine, and is the number one company worldwide in the food service industry.

Fortune calls its list “the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Here is the Fortune’s 2015 assessment of Starbucks:

Starbucks Introduces New Tiramisu Latte

Starbucks baristas will handcraft Tiramisu and Caramel Flan Lattes beginning February 18.

The new Tiramisu Latte is made with the signature espresso, freshly steamed milk, creamy mascarpone flavor, and a dusting of cocoa espresso powder. Starbucks Tiramisu Latte is a take on the classic Italian dessert. In Italy, the popular coffee-flavored dessert is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese.

Drink Brand Satisfaction Ratings Released

Coke, Diet Coke, Dunkin’, and Starbucks all found engagement leadership positions in a challenging environment where consumer expectations have increased nearly 19 percent over 2014, according to the Brand Keys 2015 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index.

The study is conducted by the New York-based brand engagement and customer loyalty research consultancy, Brand Keys, Inc., with ratings based on a brand’s ability to meet customers’ expectations better than the competition when compared to the consumers’ perception of the category ideal. 

New Exclusive Delivery From Starbucks Roastery

Starbucks Coffee Company announced today the launch of its fresh delivery subscription, giving online customers access to its line of super-premium, small-lot coffees roasted at its new, Seattle Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room. Available in monthly increments, Starbucks Reserve Roastery Subscriptions will allow customers access to unique, small-lot coffees only available at the Roastery or through the subscription.