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Starbucks Charts the Course for Future Success

2010-12-02 Starbucks detailed strategies for its next phase of growth at the company’s biennial Investor Conference.

Starbucks Joins the Canlis Birthday Game in Seattle

2010-11-02 Most birthday celebrations do not last 50 days or invoke a city-wide chase.

Starbucks Makes a Deal with Magic Johnson


Company acquires Magic Johnson Enterprises’ remaining 50 percent interest in Urban Coffee Opportunities (UCO), a partnership formed 12 years ago to build Starbucks stores in underserved neighborhoods. ...

Starbucks Wants You to "Give a Gift" via Facebook

2010-10-16 The app allows users to put money on their friends' Starbucks cards, making for a pleasant surprise.

Starbucks to Raise Some Prices, Lower Some Prices

2010-09-23 Due to increases in the price of green arabica coffee, coffee giant will lower the price of some of its most popular beverages but raise prices of labor-intensive and larger-sized beverages.

Starbucks VIA Now Has More Options

2010-08-31 Instant coffee product will now be sold in Vanilla, Mocha, Caramel, and Cinnamon Spice flavors.

Wendy's, In-N-Out Win Big in Zagat Survey

2010-08-16 Wendy's takes Top Food crown among chains with more than 5,000 units, while In-N-Out is tops in the less-than-5,000 category.

Culture, Technology Merge in Starbucks Network

2010-08-12 Company announces partnerships with Rodale, Nick Jr. Boost, and in its Starbucks Digital Network, slated to launch in the fall.

Sales of Starbucks VIA Cross $100 Million

2010-08-03 Ready Brew product crosses $100 million in global sales just 10 months after its debut.

Some Winners, Some Losers in Satisfaction Survey


Nine of 10 brands studied by American Customer Satisfaction Index show an increase in satisfaction between 2009 and 2010. ...