“Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey may be the real “McSteamy.”
The Seattle-based coffee chain is asking employees at cafes in the Washington, D.C., area to scribble the words “Come Together” on cups for drink orders on Thursday and Friday. CEO Howard Schultz says the words are intended as a message to lawmakers about the damage being caused by the divisive negotiations over the “fiscal cliff.”
Another Starbucks may soon pop up around the corner, with the world’s biggest coffee company planning to add at least 1,500 cafes in the U.S. over the next five years.
During the first 12 days of December, Seattle based Starbucks is offering a special purchase each day. Check them out at your local Starbucks or online at starbucks.com!
The company announced Thursday it would give five cents to the Global Fund of the RED foundation for each hand-crafted drink it sells on Saturday, December 1 in the United States and Canada for World AIDS Day.
Starbucks says it may repurchase up to 25 million additional shares of its common stock. The plan reflects the Seattle based company’s strong cash flow and commitment to return value to shareholders. The move comes a day after Starbucks announced the acquisition of Teavana, which sells loose leaf teas, for $620 million.
Seattle-based Starbucks said Wednesday that it will pay $620 million in cash to buy Teavana Holdings Inc., which sells high-end loose leaf teas in 300 shopping mall locations. The plan is to expand Teavana’s footprint beyond the mall with stand-alone shops, adding tea bars with specialty drinks.
Seattle-based Starbucks Corp. plans to accelerate growth and brew up a stronger profit in the year ahead, with CEO Howard Schultz noting that customers of all walks of life consider its drinks an “affordable luxury” even in challenging economic times.
If you popped into your local Starbucks today, there’s a good chance you saw the annual Starbucks red cups, a holiday themed paper cup that the Seattle based coffee shop uses during November and December. Plus, Starbucks announces they will be helping Hurricane Sandy victims, and they encourage you to help, too.
Starbucks inaugurated its first store in India Friday in a historic building in southern Mumbai as the Seattle-based coffee giant seeks growth in a market long associated with tea drinkers.