Starbucks Articles


The War on Christmas Has Begun!

. . . Or has it?
9:29 AM, Nov 10, 2015

It seems like the Christmas season starts a little earlier each year. A couple years back I was shocked when Costco put out Christmas items the week after Halloween; now the Christmas decorations are on sale weeks before trick-or-treating. And this year, even the War on Christmas has come early.

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Is Taking Your Coffee Black Racist?

A Parody.
Mar 30, 2015

Howard Schultz, Horrible Boss

1:30 PM, Mar 18, 2015

I walked into my local Starbucks yesterday morning with a certain foreboding.

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Starbucks Moms

2:13 PM, May 14, 2014
The voters in play – and crucially so –  this election cycle are what Linda Killian, writing in the Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire, calls "Starbucks Moms."  White, suburban women, in other words, for whom the most pressing political issues would be:  Read more

Coffee Revolt

1:31 PM, Oct 22, 2013

There is unhappiness in China over the price of Starbucks coffee.  As Celia Hatton of the BBC reports:

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Frappucino, Mein Herr!

1:37 PM, Mar 20, 2012

Vienna
When I studied here in the early to mid 90s, the only American food chain around was McDonald's. This past week I spotted a T.G.I. Friday's, Burger King, and I even drank a few (Austrian) beers at the Champions bar in the Marriott, which horrified my Vienna guide, who asked, "How did you know?"

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Starbucks CEO and Obamacare Supporter Now Decries Law's Small Business Impact

12:30 PM, Mar 22, 2011

The Seattle Times has an interesting interview with Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks. After being one of corporate America's most prominent supporters of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Schultz is now having second thoughts about the law:

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