Tag Archives: Starbucks

Florida Pastor Arrested For Masturbating At Starbucks And Police Say That It’s Not For The First Time [VIDEO]

The Orlando Sentinel reports: A Kissimmee pastor was arrested Monday after he was suspected of exposing his genitals and masturbating at a Starbucks, according to Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Enginio Dali Muniz-Colon, 39, was arrested and taken to Osceola County Jail, where he faces a charge of exposure of sexual organs, OCSO said. Muniz-Colon is a pastor and teaches online …

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CEO: Starbucks May End Its Open Restrooms Policy

The New York Times reports: Starbucks’s chief executive, Howard Schultz, says the company is considering ending its open bathroom policy. Speaking on Thursday at The Times’s DealBook D.C. policy forum, Mr. Schultz said the coffee giant might no longer allow people who were not customers to use their stores’ bathrooms. The move would reverse a policy Starbucks instituted in 2018 …

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Starbucks To Permanently Close All Locations In Russia

CNBC reports: After 15 years operating in Russia, Starbucks will exit the market, joining companies like McDonald’s, Exxon Mobil and British American Tobacco in withdrawing from the country completely. The coffee giant announced Monday that it will no longer have a brand presence in Russia. Starbucks has 130 locations in the country, which account for less than 1% of the …

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Presidential Wannabe Returns To Gig As Starbucks CEO

Vice News reports: Former CEO Howard Schultz is back at the helm of Starbucks, after a five-year hiatus, as baristas at more than 140 stores seek to unionize and six locations have won union elections. Kevin Johnson is stepping down as chief executive, and Schultz, the chain’s longtime leader who built the company into the world’s largest chain and has …

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Starbucks To Suspend All Operations In Russia

ABC News reports: Starbucks is suspending all business activity in Russia in response to Putin’s continued aggression in Ukraine, according to CEO Kevin Johnson. Starbucks joins the growing list of companies that are closing stores in Russia, including McDonald’s, who announced they were closing all 850 of their restaurants. Starbucks only has about 130 locations in Russia and Ukraine, according …

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Starbucks Drops “Vax Or Test” Mandate For Employees

Axios reports: Starbucks has dropped plans to require that U.S. workers get the COVID vaccine or submit to weekly testing, the company announced Tuesday in a memo to employees. The company’s decision comes in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling last week to block the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine-or-test requirement for large employers. State of play: “We respect the court’s …

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First Corporate Starbucks Location Votes To Unionize

The Buffalo News reports: Workers at a Starbucks store in Buffalo voted to join a union, making it the first company-owned store in the United States to organize. The 19-8 vote to join a union by workers at the Starbucks store on Elmwood Avenue was a major victory for union organizers after an organizing campaign that was staunchly opposed by …

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NJ Starbucks Staffer Tests Positive For Hep A, Company Urges Thousands Of Customers To Get Vaxxed [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: An employee at a Starbucks in New Jersey tested positive for hepatitis A and was around co-workers and customers while contagious. The news prompted the restaurant to urge thousands of patrons to receive hepatitis A shots. Hepatitis A is one of several hepatitis viruses, which can cause inflammation and affect liver function, often caused by ingesting contaminated …

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Starbucks Again Fails To Feature Jesus On Xmas Cup

We now take a break from the election crazy and brace for the annual Christian meltdown about Starbucks cups: ‘Tis the season at Starbucks. The coffee chain introduced four fresh cup designs on Thursday ahead of the holiday season. Each of the new cups are predominantly green and red, and two of them feature this season’s slogan, “Carry the Merry.” …

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Major Retailers Help Recruit 350,000 Poll Workers

The Wall Street Journal reports: Big employers including Old Navy, Target, and Warby Parker are telling employees they can take paid time off to volunteer as election workers this fall as they aim to help solve a national poll-worker shortage and offer workers a way to find a sense of purpose. Power the Polls, an initiative to recruit low-risk poll …

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Starbucks Joins Facebook Ad Boycott Over Hate Speech

Market Watch reports: Starbucks announced Sunday in an online statement that it is “pausing” ads on all social media platforms, two days after consumer-products conglomerate Unilever said it was halting U.S. advertising on Facebook and Twitter through year-end over ineffective policing of hate speech, leading to a sharp Friday selloff in both stocks. The coffee giant said it would “continue …

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Starbucks To Reopen “Significant Number” Of Stores

CBNC reports: Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson on Wednesday detailed how the coffee chain plans to operate U.S. cafes. as it moves to reopen “a significant number” of stores next week. Roughly half of Starbucks’ U.S. company-operated locations are closed. Those that have remained open during the pandemic have had drive-thru only service, Johnson said on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.” …

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Starbucks CEO: We’ll Pay All Workers For Next 30 Days

CBS News reports: As the coronavirus pandemic intensifies across the U.S., many restaurants and cafes have switched to drive-thru, delivery and take-out only systems — but still, some workers feel uncomfortable putting their health at risk to come to work. This week, Starbucks said it would pay all of its employees for the next month, even if they choose to …

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Starbucks Closes Some Outlets, To-Go Only All Others

The Seattle Times reports: In a bid to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, Starbucks will temporarily close some of its North American locations and will shift to a “to-go” model at the rest of its more than 10,000 North American stores. The closures, which were announced and implemented Sunday afternoon, will last at least two weeks and will …

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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz To End WH Bid

Axios reports: Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who put his independent presidential exploration on hold in June, will tell supporters later this morning that he’s abandoning his campaign but still plans to spend big “to fix our broken system.” Why it matters: Schultz — a billionaire who planned to spend north of $100 million on 2020 — now will direct …

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Howard Schultz Cuts Staff, Puts Campaign On Hiatus

The Huffington Post reports: Starbucks billionaire Howard Schultz told campaign staff that he is making significant cuts to his team, as he suspends his political plans for the summer. Schultz came into the office Wednesday for the first time in months and met with the staff, according to a person in the room. He announced that he was letting everyone …

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HBO Responds To Starbucks Gaffe In Game Of Thrones

From the Hollywood Reporter: Savvy viewers who tuned in to the fourth episode of the HBO fantasy saga’s final season, “The Last of the Starks,” were distracted when they spotted what appeared to be an out-of-place Starbucks coffee cup in a scene taking place in Winterfell, the home of House Stark. Starbucks later responded with a tweet. “TBH we’re surprised …

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OOPS: Starbucks Cup Appears In Game Of Thrones

The Verge reports: Game of Thrones, the most closely watched and scrutinized show on TV, last night aired a huge moment of lore discontinuity, as a celebratory feast in Winterfell happened to include a distinctly modern takeaway coffee cup among all the metal goblets of wine. It’s not obvious who the offending coffee drinker on set was, or what flavor …

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Schultz: Dems Like Warren Will Get Trump Reelected

CBS News reports: “I really believe the spoiler in all of this is going to be a far-left Democratic candidate, if that’s who gets the nomination, who is walking the shoes of a socialist,” Schultz said in an interview on Saturday. “Lifelong Republicans who do not want to pull the lever for Donald Trump are not gonna pull the lever …

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Howard Schultz: I Honestly Don’t See Color [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: Howard Schultz, the billionaire ex-Starbucks chief executive considering an independent presidential campaign, went viral on Twitter on Tuesday night after a CNN town hall. Schultz was asked a question about racial profiling in light of a highly publicized incident in which two black men were arrested after attempting to use the restroom at a Starbucks without …

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