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Breakfast sandwich sold at Starbucks recalled over listeria fears

Breakfast sandwich sold at Starbucks recalled over listeria fears

Starbucks’ pre-packaged sausage, egg, and cheddar cheese on English muffin breakfast sandwiches from its Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma stores have been recalled over concerns that the products could have traces of listeria.

The contaminated products belong to Progressive Gourmet, a Wilmington, Massachusetts supplier. It is packed in a six-ounce, clear plastic, and has been marked with ‘Best Before: 07-AUG-2016’.

In an online statement, the FDA noted that the Seattle-based coffee chain has pulled off the sandwiches from its all 250 stores that have probably received it.

Starbucks and Some Other Café Drinks Contain Shockingly High Sugar Content

Starbucks and Some Other Café Drinks Contain Shockingly High Sugar Content

A British nutrition advocacy group runs a campaign to raise awareness among people about the level of sugar found in beverages served at popular cafés. The group raises concern about high sugar intake and its impact on health. The initiative is named as Action on Sugar.

The group released a report which ranked the Starbucks' popular drinks on the basis of the amount of sugar contained in them.

One of the biggest finding was that many of the Starbucks' drinks contain more amount of sugar than a can of Coca-Cola, which contain 33 grams of sugar. Some of these drinks are Venti, white chocolate mocha with whipped cream containing 73.8 grams of sugar, while second comes, Venti chai tea latte, having 52 grams of sugar in it.

Starbucks Pulls Turkey Sandwich from 1,347 US Locationsafter E. coli Scare

Starbucks Pulls Turkey Sandwich from 1,347 US Locationsafter E. coli Scare

Coffee giant Starbucks recalled its holiday turkey paninis from about 1,347 locations in the US last week. The sandwiches were pulled after they were found to be tied to E. coli outbreak, according to the company.

Erin Jane Schaeffer, spokeswoman for the chain founded in Seattle, confirmed the recall and said the paninis in doubt have been pulled from areas like Oregon,California and Nevada. She also said that no other products of the company were affected. Seattle-based Starbucks did not receive any report regarding illness due to the contaminated product.

Starbucks hikes prices on some drinks

Starbucks hikes prices on some drinks

According to reports, from Tuesday onwards, Starbucks will increase prices on some drinks by between 5 and 20 cents. The company said that this step may lead to increase in the average amount spent by customers by nearly 1%.

The company said on Monday in an emailed statement that the hike in price will be different on the basis of the product and the market. As per reports, tall and venti brewed coffees will be sold at 10 cents more in most markets. And a 20-ounce venti coffee will be sold at $2.45 following the hike in most of the US locations.

Starbucks closing all 23 La Boulange stores by September 2015

Starbucks closing all 23 La Boulange stores by September 2015

Starbucks said that its La Boulange bakery-cafes were not able to maintain the company’s long-term growth. Therefore, it has decided to shut down all the 23 cafes.

“Based on our ongoing evaluations, Starbucks has determined La Boulange stores are not sustainable for the company's long-term growth”, said the company.

The cafes are quite famous for their décor and menus inspired by France. The cafes are said to be the favorite breakfast and lunch places in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2012, Starbucks purchased La Boulange for $100 million.

Starbucks announces Partnership with Spotify

Starbucks announces Partnership with Spotify

American coffee chain Starbucks has announced a partnership with the commercial music streaming service Spotify. The announcement by Seattle, Washington-based Starbucks has come a few months after ditching the sale of CDs in its stores.

According to reports, Spotify has decided to give accounts to its premium service to workers in the United States in next few months of the year. The music streaming company will allow the employees in the nation to create their own playlists. In return, the coffee company will endorse premium service of Spotify by making the music streaming company’s playlists accessible on the Starbucks’ smartphone app.

Starbucks employee fired for bad behavior

Starbucks employee fired for bad behavior

A shift manager at a Starbucks in Queens, NY, was caught on camera shouting at a customer and was fired after the incident. A customer was using her phone to pay for the order and she was busy opening an app. When the woman didn’t respond to an employee, the shift supervisor allegedly started shouting at the woman. On Wednesday, the incidence took place at the Starbucks location in Queens.

The customer is identified as Ruby Chen. She posted on Facebook that the shift supervisor started shouting at her. She also wrote that the supervisor told her that she will not be served and also said that she stole a straw from the store.

Hackers are draining bank accounts through Starbucks’ mobile app

Hackers are draining bank accounts through Starbucks’ mobile app

Some Starbucks customers have had money taken out of the Starbucks mobile app by hackers with the help of a new attack. But, on Friday, the company said that it itself hasn’t been targeted.

The attack has first happened this week. It took advantage of a few things, including the Starbucks’ app auto-load function, consumers using same ID and password in multiple accounts, and the fact that Starbucks doesn’t seem to limit the number of password tries before it locks a customer’s account.

In 2014, Starbucks processed over $2 billion in mobile payment. Starbucks announced that at present approximately 18% of its transactions are made on the company’s app.

Starbucks is Selling California Spring Water amid drought conditions

Starbucks is Selling California Spring Water amid drought conditions

As the Golden State battles one of the worst droughts in recent memory, Starbucks owned bottled-water company is drawing on precious springs of California to sell water.

According to a report by Mother Jones, Ethos in California is continuing to sell locally sourced spring water at almost $2 per bottle from private springs in the Northern California town of Baxter.

It is bottled in Merced at a plant owned and operated by the Safeway grocery chain. The company also operates a factory further south in Merced, where it uses local water sources at its production facility.

According to federal authorities, both areas are in territories that are experiencing exceptional drought conditions.

Starbucks to Expand its College Tuition Assistance Program

Starbucks to Expand its College Tuition Assistance Program

An announcement has been made by Starbucks Corp that the largest coffee chain is going to expand its college tuition assistance program so that it can cover the full cost of a four-year online bachelor's degree.

This step is a major expansion of the company's earlier commitment. As part of its 'Starbucks College Achievement Plan', it has been providing tuition coverage to juniors and seniors in association with Arizona State University since last June.

This recent step is going to extend the program in order to cover the whole four years to its partners for a bachelor's degree through ASU's online program. According to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, it is expected that the company is going to spend minimum $250 million over the next decade on tuition for more than 20,000 employees.

Starbucks CEO defends ‘Race Together’ Campaign

Starbucks CEO defends ‘Race Together’ Campaign

Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks, has defended the coffee chain’s new campaign ‘Race Together’. Schultz asked Starbucks employees to write the name of the campaign on the side of customers’ cups to start a dialogue with the customers.

Earlier, the campaign was criticized by many people. Now, it has taken on arguably the most polarizing political debate in the United States. But, Schultz has decided to defend the campaign.

The American global coffee company has also announced a new plan to begin publishing “conversation guides” for the coffee tables in retail outlets. According to the company, it wants customers to make sure that color of coffee that they have chosen remains at the forefront of their mind.

Starbucks Employees to Discuss about Race Relations with Customers

Starbucks Employees to Discuss about Race Relations with Customers

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is encouraging his employees to discuss about race with their customers. Earlier also, the coffee house chain has involved itself into debates about same-sex marriage and gun control.

In fact, two years ago an investor said that the company's support for gay marriage in Washington State had affected sales. Lately, Starbucks came up with a full page ad in the Sunday New York Times having the headline 'Shall We Overcome?" and the words "Race Together" were included in the company logo.

On Monday also similar advertisement was published in USA Today. Starbucks wants to initiate conversation about race in America.

Soon, Starbucks to start serving booze and beef in UK outlets

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London, Feb 21 - World renowned coffee shop chain Starbucks would soon be serving alcoholic drinks in the evenings at its UK outlets.

The company said though they won't be selling spirits like gin, whisky or vodka, the branches will serve food alongside premium wines and beers, and the alcohol would be available for consumption on the premises only, the Daily Star reported.

Ian Cranna, VP marketing for Starbucks Europe said that "welcoming coffeehouse environment" has always been their focus, and with their new evening menu, which would be available from about 4 pm, they were offering something terrific choices to the later in the day customers.

Starbucks all set to go boozy!

Starbucks all set to go boozy!Washington, March 23 - Starbucks will be serving alcohol to its customers soon as a part of their "evenings menu".

The company has recently announced that they have been testing their new menu, which consists of flatbreads and chicken skewers and a small variety of beer s and wines, in 20,000 plus locations, E! Online reported.

Chief Operating Officer Troy Alstead said that they have tested it "long enough in enough markets" and there has been a meaningful increase in sales during that time of the day.

Starbucks to open thousands of stores in India

Starbucks to open thousands of stores in IndiaIn a bid to take advantage of fast growing markets of India and China, coffee giant Starbucks has announced its plans to open thousands of new stores in the two countries.

Howard Schultz, chief executive officer of Starbucks, said that thousands of stores would be opened in India in the not-too-distant future, which would make India one of the company's two largest markets along with China, outside North America.

Starbucks records 30% growth in Asia-Pacific region

Starbucks records 30% growth in Asia-Pacific regionGlobal retail giant, Starbucks has said that it has recorded a 30 per cent in revenues from its Asia-Pacific region, indicating that the region is becoming a major market for the company.

The Seattle-based coffee giant said that the growth is due to 500 new stores openings in China in the previous year and the company is planning to expand further in the country. It said that it is planning to open the doors to its thousandth store in China within this year, indicating that the company is foreseeing huge growth prospects in China.

Starbucks to ban smoking within 25 feet of its stores

Starbucks to ban smoking within 25 feet of its storesLeading global coffee chain, Starbucks is planning to ban smoking within 25 feet of its stores from this Saturday.

The ban will be imposed form 1 June at stores as permitted by its leases. Starbucks spokeswoman Jaime Lynn Riley said that the company is planning to expand the smoke free indoor environment to the outdoor seating area for its customers. The ban will be imposed across the country to the 7,000 cafés owned and operated by Starbucks Corp and will include both those that have outdoor seating and those that do not.

Alsea acquires Starbucks coffee business in Mexico

Alsea acquires Starbucks coffee business in MexicoMexico City, April 3 : Mexican restaurant operator Alsea said it acquired the remaining 18 percent of Cafe Sirena, a company created in 2002 to operate Starbucks coffee shops in Mexico, from US-based Starbucks Coffee International, giving it sole ownership of the Starbucks coffee business in Mexico.

"This operation is a vote of confidence by Starbucks, as it is giving us the mission of continuing to develop the brand in Mexico," Alsea CEO Fabian Gosselin said in a statement.

Starbucks committed to India for the long-term: says John Culver

Starbucks committed to India for the long-term: says John CulverU. S.-based Starbucks Coffee has claimed that it is committed to India for the long-term and wanted to grow aggressively in the world's second most populous country.

Starbucks is operating in India as an equal joint venture (JV) with Tata Global Beverages. Tata Starbucks on Wednesday opened its 7th state-of-the-art new café at Connaught Place in New Delhi.

Speaking at the occasion, Starbucks Coffee President John Culver said that the JV had aggressive expansion plans for the country.

Starbucks records 13 percent rise in profits

Starbucks records 13 percent rise in profitsWorld's largest coffee chain, Starbucks has said that its net profit has risen 13 percent in the first quarter of its fiscal year.

The coffee chain said that the net profit figure was in line with analyst expectations as sales increased in the Americas. Starbucks said that its net income increased to $432.2 million or 57 cents a share from $382.1 million or 50 cents per share. An average of 27 estimates compiled by Bloomberg had predicted 57 cents of net income.




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