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Starbucks to drop small purchase surcharge

Starbucks to drop small purchase surcharge

SEATTLE, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. coffee server Starbucks Corp. said it has dropped its practice of charging customers who buy smaller than one pound bags of coffee an extra $1.50.
Starbucks buys Evolution Fresh

Starbucks buys Evolution Fresh

SEATTLE, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. said Thursday it has acquired juice maker Evolution Fresh for $30 million in cash.
Starbucks ditches poster considered racist

Starbucks ditches poster considered racist

PARIS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Starbucks withdrew anti-pickpocketing posters from its stores in France even though it said people who found them to be racist were mistaken.
Starbucks mulls future coffee supplies

Starbucks mulls future coffee supplies

SEATTLE, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Starbucks said it is worried about a possible shortage of world coffee supplies because of climate change and is preparing for it.
Michelle Obama makes secret shopping trips

Michelle Obama makes secret shopping trips

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama said she and her daughters often sneak out of the White House for shopping trips and even once managed to visit a Petco without being recognized.
Woman finds profanity on Starbucks cup

Woman finds profanity on Starbucks cup

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A New York woman said she was shocked to find a derogatory name written on the side of the cup she received from her usual Starbucks.

YouTube Starbucks song gets worker fired

CHOWCHILLA, Calif., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A California man said he lost his job as a Starbucks barista over a YouTube video he made singing about the coffee business.

Child finds camera in Starbucks restroom

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A Virginia man whose 5-year-old daughter discovered a video camera in a Starbucks bathroom is suing the coffee chain for $1 million.

Starbucks settles dicrimination lawsuit

EL PASO, Texas, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Starbucks Coffee Co. has settled a disability discrimination lawsuit and will be paying $75,000 to a woman born with dwarfism, a federal agency said.
Starbucks CEO: Stop giving to campaigns

Starbucks CEO: Stop giving to campaigns

SEATTLE, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The chief executive of Starbucks is urging business leaders to stop giving to political campaigns until lawmakers develop a solid plan to cut the U.S. deficit.

Hidden camera found in Starbucks bathroom

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A plumber says he was surprised to find a camera when he checked under a Connecticut Starbucks bathroom sink to figure out why he couldn't get hot water.

Pastor: Willow Creek church not anti-gay

CHICAGO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The pastor of a suburban Chicago mega-church says it isn't anti-gay -- it doesn't accept any sex outside of marriage, gay or heterosexual.
Starbucks says 'nyet' to Russian smokers

Starbucks says 'nyet' to Russian smokers

MOSCOW, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. coffee house chain Starbucks has said "nyet" to Russia when it comes to smoking in its shops, as it affects the taste of coffee.

Dunkin' could raise $400 million with IPO

NEW YORK, July 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. parent company of Dunkin Donuts and Baskin-Robbins said Monday its initial public offering could raise $400 million.

Two Sonic restaurants to serve alcohol

MIAMI, July 1 (UPI) -- A pair of Florida Sonic restaurants are following in the footsteps of three U.S. Burger Kings and some Seattle Starbucks cafes by offering wine and beer.

Starbucks voyeur suspect found dead

PUNTA GORDA, Fla., June 13 (UPI) -- A Florida man suspected of hiding a video camera in a Starbucks bathroom was found dead in a hotel room Sunday, authorities said.
Man put camera in Starbucks bathroom

Man put camera in Starbucks bathroom

RIVERVIEW, Fla., June 10 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said they arrested a man accused of setting up a video camera pointed at a toilet in a Starbucks bathroom.
Cup of perk gets pricier

Cup of perk gets pricier

LOS ANGELES, June 4 (UPI) -- Two national coffee sellers said the price for a cup of joe in the United States would rise, due to higher costs for coffee beans.

Coffee prices up from wholesale to diner

LOS ANGELES, June 4 (UPI) -- Wholesale coffee prices have risen significantly this year, sending the price of a pound of coffee at the market or a cup at the diner up as well, dealers say.

Police: Robber made many failed attempts

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- Police in New York said a man who robbed a bank was behind an earlier string of failed robberies at city businesses.

Borders wants to pour its own coffee

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 20 (UPI) -- U.S. retailer Borders Group Inc. said it asked a bankruptcy court for permission to break away from a licensing agreement with Seattle's Best Coffee LLC.
Cops say man taped people in bathroom

Cops say man taped people in bathroom

GLENDORA, Calif., May 18 (UPI) -- A man filmed women and children with a camera hidden in a Starbucks bathroom in Glendora, Calif., police say.
Going for coffee? Keep laptop secure

Going for coffee? Keep laptop secure

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- New York police say thieves are frequenting the city's Starbucks, trolling for purses and laptops customers feel comfortable leaving unattended.
Starbucks vaults to No. 3 for food chains

Starbucks vaults to No. 3 for food chains

CHICAGO, April 28 (UPI) -- U.S. coffee chain Starbucks vaulted past two heavyweight burger chains to come in third in U.S. sales in 2010, a research firm said Thursday.
Aide: 'This is still Gabrielle Giffords'

Aide: 'This is still Gabrielle Giffords'

HOUSTON, April 7 (UPI) -- An aide says that U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords displays the same personality she had before she suffered a devastating head wound.
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