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    Starbucks is promoting former senior vice president of digital customer experience, Brady Brewer, to chief marketing officer. He will replace the previous CMO, Matthew Ryan, starting in March 2020, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in a letter to employees. Brewer, left, will directly report to chief operating officer Rosalind Brewer and will lead the development and execution of Starbucks’ ...
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    Less than a week after announcing the end of its exclusive agreement with airport foodservice company HMSHost — part of travel foodservice company Autogrill Group — Starbucks is already expanding its airport presence with the announcement of two major partnerships: airport retailer and restaurateur Paradies Lagardère and airport hospitality group OTG Management. Starbucks is entering a licensing agreement ...
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    After adding a new line of specialty drinks featuring vegan milks earlier this month, Starbucks shows no sign of slowing their investment in plant-based menu items. During the company’s earnings call for its first quarterly results, ended Dec. 29. 2019, Starbucks announced that they would be introducing a breakfast sandwich with a plant-based patty later ...
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    The spread of the deadly coronavirus has struck Starbucks’ business in China hard, and the company has had to indefinitely close more than half of its stores in that market, CEO Kevin Johnson confirmed in Tuesday’s first quarter earnings call. After a favorable first quarter of 2020 with the company’s largest quarterly peak traffic growth ...
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    Starbucks announced five strategies for reducing the chain’s carbon emissions, water use and waste by 2030 – a revised environmental plan that includes adding more plant-based beverages and foods to store menus. The Seattle-based chain, which turns 51 next year, said the company is striving “to become resource positive” by eliminating waste, providing more clean ...
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    What was the biggest story of the week? Krystal’s bankruptcy. The burger chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with debts between $50 and $100 million on Sunday, just before the MLK holiday. The rest of the trending news over the last week covers a wide variety of topics. Starbucks partnered with United Way to plan ...
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    Starbucks announced that the company will be expanding its community stores initiative — which began in 2015 with 14 locations — to 100 stores by 2025. The community stores are meant to serve as an economic boost for low-income neighborhoods, or what Starbucks calls “opportunity zones,” by focusing on hiring locally and providing dedicated community ...
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    Five years following the launch of its Community Store Program initiative, Starbucks announced Thursday it will increase its commitment to open 100 Community Stores dedicated to providing economic opportunity in underserved rural and urban communities across the country, an 85 store increase from its 2015 commitment. These stores will focus on hiring locally, creating dedicated ...
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    Starbucks New Coconutmilk Latte: Starbucks Blonde Espresso and steamed coconutmilk topped with a strike of cascara sugar for subtle notes of dark brown sugar and luscious maple after every sip. To help customers easily find what they’re looking for to meet their lifestyle and taste preferences, Starbucks offers a variety of choices – from protein-packed ...
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    It’s been 15 years since the first Starbucks soy latte (and soy chai tea latte and soy cappuccino) was served. The company launched its first dairy alternative in 2004 just as plant-based milk were starting to gain in popularity. Starbucks added coconutmilk to its lineup in 2015 and almondmilk in 2016. The company’s Research & ...