Coffee in Seattle http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29118/all en Starbucks opens first store in Vietnam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/starbucks-opens-first-store-vietnam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Starbucks opened its first store in coffee-loving Vietnam on Friday, seeking to compete with local rivals in a country known for its strong cafe culture.</p> <p>Vietnam -- the world's second-largest coffee producer -- has dozens of local chains as well as small coffee shops on nearly every street corner, presenting a major challenge for Starbucks to break into the crowded market.</p> <p>Around 100 people queued up in southern Ho Chi Minh City for the opening, but the US giant's coffee was not to everybody's taste.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/starbucks-opens-first-store-vietnam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffee Coffee in Seattle Food and drink Starbucks AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:45:48 +0000 5742849 at http://www.globalpost.com Starbucks tax offer 'too little, too late' for UK consumers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/starbucks-tax-offer-too-little-too-late-uk-consumers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Despite pledging to pay millions of pounds in extra tax in Britain, Starbucks faces a battle to restore its reputation over its fiscal stance, with analysts saying the offer is "too little too late".</p> <p>With 760 Starbucks outlets dotting Britain, coffee lovers need not travel far to find the familiar green signage and grab a frothy latte or a flat white.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/starbucks-tax-offer-too-little-too-late-uk-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffee in Seattle Pike Place Market Starbucks Starbucks UK AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 07:19:22 +0000 5744343 at http://www.globalpost.com Starbucks opens first outlet in central Delhi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/starbucks-opens-first-outlet-central-delhi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Starbucks, the world's biggest coffee chain, launched its first outlet in central New Delhi on Wednesday and vowed an aggressive drive for business across India.</p> <p>"We are committed to the India market for the long term and will aggressively grow our business, expanding stores and providing locally relevant innovations," John Culver, company president for China and South Pacific, said in a statement.</p> <p>Starbucks entered the vast Indian market in a joint venture with the country's giant Tata conglomerate and launched its first store in the commercial hub Mumbai last October.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/starbucks-opens-first-outlet-central-delhi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffee in Seattle Food and drink Pike Place Market AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:31:09 +0000 5747474 at http://www.globalpost.com Starbucks gets frothy NY Times digital deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/starbucks-gets-frothy-ny-times-digital-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The New York Times and Starbucks are teaming up to give coffee drinkers a way to leap over the newspaper's digital paywall -- as long as beverages are savored in stores.</p> <p>A partnership announced Wednesday will give Starbucks customers free digital access to 15 articles per day on NYTimes.com.</p> <p>Customers who are logged into the Starbucks Digital Network in its US shops will be able to access up to three articles from five separate sections per day, including top news, business and technology.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/starbucks-gets-frothy-ny-times-digital-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffee in Seattle Human Interest Pike Place Market Starbucks Starbucks Technology AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:02:02 +0000 5768997 at http://www.globalpost.com Starbucks shareholders to vote on political giving ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/starbucks-shareholders-vote-political-giving-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lisa Baertlein</p> <p>(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp &lt;SBUX.O&gt; investors are scheduled to vote later on Wednesday on a proposal to reverse its current policy of allowing political contributions - an idea that is opposed by the world's biggest coffee chain.</p> <p>The vote at Starbucks comes two years after its chief executive, Howard Schultz, organized scores of fellow CEOs to boycott campaign contributions until lawmakers came up with a plan to fix the nation's financial woes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/starbucks-shareholders-vote-political-giving-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Coffee in Seattle Pike Place Market Starbucks Starbucks Corp Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:00:04 +0000 5789000 at http://www.globalpost.com Starbucks shareholders reject political giving ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/starbucks-shareholders-reject-political-giving-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lisa Baertlein</p> <p>(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp &lt;SBUX.O&gt; investors on Wednesday rejected a shareholder proposal to prohibit the world's biggest coffee chain from making political contributions or forming a political action committee.</p> <p>The Starbucks board had recommended rejection of the proposal, sponsored by shareholder John Harrington, chief executive of Harrington Investments. It was introduced at the annual meeting by a representative of Corporate Accountability International, where Harrington is a board member.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/starbucks-shareholders-reject-political-giving-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Coffee in Seattle Pike Place Market Starbucks Starbucks Corp Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:45:06 +0000 5789188 at http://www.globalpost.com Alsea acquires full control of Starbucks coffee business in Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130402/alsea-acquires-full-control-starbucks-coffee-business-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Apr 2 (EFE).- 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 U.S.-based Starbucks Coffee International, giving it sole ownership of the Starbucks coffee business in Mexico.</p> <p>"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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130402/alsea-acquires-full-control-starbucks-coffee-business-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alsea Coffee in Seattle Starbucks Agencia EFE Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:49:44 +0000 5799560 at http://www.globalpost.com Alsea gets Burger King master franchise in Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130403/alsea-gets-burger-king-master-franchise-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Apr 3 (EFE).- Mexican restaurant operator Alsea said it acquired the master franchise for Burger King brand fast-food eateries in Mexico.</p> <p>"Pursuant to the Joint Venture Agreement reached between Alsea and Burger King Worldwide, Inc. ("BKW"), the BKW subsidiary in Mexico was merged into Operadora de Franquicias Alsea S.A. de C.V. ("OFA"), an Alsea subsidiary, which will become the merged company and the operator of 204 BURGER KING restaurants in Mexico," the company said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130403/alsea-gets-burger-king-master-franchise-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alsea Coffee in Seattle Food and drink Agencia EFE Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:46:02 +0000 5800837 at http://www.globalpost.com Benckiser group to buy Dutch Masterblenders for 7.5bn euros http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/benckiser-group-buy-dutch-masterblenders-75bn-euros-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dutch tea and coffee producer D.E. Masterblenders said Friday it has reached a conditional deal with a German investor group led by Johann A. Benckiser for a 7.5-billion-euro ($9.8-bn) takeover aimed at creating one of the world's leading hot drinks companies.</p> <p>The deal, expected to be sealed by July, will see the JAB group become a major market player competing with other coffee and tea giants like the Swiss-based Nestle and Seattle's Starbucks, an analyst said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/benckiser-group-buy-dutch-masterblenders-75bn-euros-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffee Coffee in Seattle Food and drink Social Issues AFP Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:16:35 +0000 5812884 at http://www.globalpost.com Starbucks, under fire in UK, seeks U.S. tax breaks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/starbucks-under-fire-uk-seeks-us-tax-breaks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kim Dixon</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Coffee chain Starbucks Corp, which has faced criticism for its low tax rate in Britain, has sought new tax breaks in the United States in comments to a congressional committee.</p> <p>As U.S. lawmakers move closer to possibly overhauling the tax code for the first time since 1986, scores of companies and interest groups have submitted comments to the tax law-writing Ways and Means Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/starbucks-under-fire-uk-seeks-us-tax-breaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffee in Seattle Pike Place Market Taxation Thomson Reuters Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:15:03 +0000 5824555 at http://www.globalpost.com San Jose woman faces attempted murder charges for allegedly placing tainted juice at Starbucks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130430/san-jose-woman-faces-attempted-murder-charges-allegedly-plac <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN FRANCISCO - A California woman faces attempted murder charges after police say she tried to sneak orange juice bottles spiked with a lethal amount of rubbing alcohol inside a Starbucks.</p> <p>San Jose Police arrested Ramineh Behbehanian, 50, late Monday. A customer reported seeing the woman take two bottles of orange juice from her bag and place them in an open-air refrigerated display case at a Starbucks in San Jose around 3:45 p.m., Sgt. Jason Dwyer said Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130430/san-jose-woman-faces-attempted-murder-charges-allegedly-plac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Coffee in Seattle Labor Law Pike Place Market Starbucks The Canadian Press Wed, 01 May 2013 02:15:03 +0000 5829003 at http://www.globalpost.com Green Mountain ups outlook, expands Starbucks deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130509/green-mountain-ups-outlook-expands-starbucks-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Martinne Geller</p> <p>(Reuters) - Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc &lt;GMCR.O&gt;, maker of Keurig single-serve brewers and K-Cups, raised its full-year earnings outlook on Wednesday after a better-than-expected second quarter and said it had expanded its relationship with Starbucks Corp &lt;SBUX.O&gt;, sending its shares up almost 16 percent after hours.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130509/green-mountain-ups-outlook-expands-starbucks-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffee Coffee in Seattle Food and drink Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 10 May 2013 00:45:52 +0000 5834729 at http://www.globalpost.com Starbucks, Green Mountain Coffee extend partnership with new 5-year deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/starbucks-green-mountain-coffee-extend-partnership-new-5-yea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - Starbucks has signed a new five-year contract that triples the number of branded single-serve packs it makes for Green Mountain's Keurig brewing machines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/starbucks-green-mountain-coffee-extend-partnership-new-5-yea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffee Coffee in Seattle Human Interest Starbucks Starbucks Corp The Canadian Press Fri, 10 May 2013 10:19:21 +0000 5834830 at http://www.globalpost.com Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz talks expansion plans, help for local Thai coffee growers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130513/starbucks-ceo-howard-schultz-talks-expansion-plans-help-loca <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BANGKOK - Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said Monday the coffee chain's first stores in India and Vietnam have been received positively and it might soon be time to give Myanmar a shot too.</p> <p>"Within the next couple of years, I'd say," said Schultz of plans to enter Myanmar. His visit to Bangkok this week coincides with the coffee giant's 15 year anniversary of opening in Thailand.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130513/starbucks-ceo-howard-schultz-talks-expansion-plans-help-loca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffee in Seattle Food and drink Starbucks Starbucks Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 13 May 2013 12:45:51 +0000 5836597 at http://www.globalpost.com Starbucks veteran Michelle Gass leaving for Kohl's http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/starbucks-veteran-michelle-gass-leaving-kohls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp &lt;SBUX.O&gt; executive Michelle Gass, who was instrumental in the world's biggest coffee chain's post-recession U.S. turnaround, is leaving after more than 16 years to become chief customer officer at retailer Kohl's Corp &lt;KSS.N&gt;.</p> <p>Gass, known for having led many big initiatives at Starbucks, including the development of Frappuccino blended drinks, will join Kohl's in the newly created position on June 17, the low-price department store said on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130522/starbucks-veteran-michelle-gass-leaving-kohls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Coffee in Seattle Pike Place Market Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 22 May 2013 22:01:05 +0000 5844202 at http://www.globalpost.com