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Good Karma, Collaboration Help Starbucks Go Green

2010-06-21 Company's betacup campaign, which wrapped Friday, tapped the ideas of the consumer to brainstorm ways to make its cups fully reusable or recyclable by 2015.

QSR Pulls Out All the Stops at NRA

2010-05-22 Have you stopped by booth 4861 to win a free iPod or iPad and grab your own copy of QSR's May issue?...

Biggest Focus Group in the World?

2010-05-07 New online service, MyBrandz, gives fans of quick-serve brands a place for community with fellow lovers of the brands.

Starbucks' Frappuccino Comes However You Want It

2010-05-04 New blended beverages in all U.S. and Canada retail stores lets customers choose from a variety of fresh milks or soy, choose the intensity of their coffee, and pick any combination of syrups or toppings.

What Flavor Preference Says About Personality

2010-04-27 In conjunction with its launch of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry flavors of ice cream, Starbucks releases study data that connects flavors with certain personality types.

Starbucks Works Toward Sustainability

2010-04-23 Starbucks held its cup summit yesterday, where experts in many fields discussed solutions that will make both paper and plastic cups more broadly recyclable.

Sell a Prepaid Card, Help Donate to Charity

2010-03-19 New prepaid card service, Biddees, acts as a "reverse auction" that gives a slice of transactions to the nonprofit of the customer's choice.

Starbucks Names a New VP of Global R&D

2010-03-17 Mary Wagner named to the new position, and will expand the brand with locally relevant products in key markets outside of the U.S.

Starbucks to Save Planet 5 Cents at a Time

2010-03-08 The beverage company pairs with Conservation International to offer new payment method for customers and help protect forests.

Starbucks VIA Going Global

2010-03-05 Company will launch instant coffee product throughout company-operated and licensed locations in the U.K. and Japan.