Labor groups nominate 3 to the Starbucks board

The Strategic Organizing Center, a coalition of labor groups, is targeting the coffee giant’s board, arguing that the company’s fight against unions hurts the brand.


Starbucks' global locations offer unique takes on holiday beverages

From a Chestnut Praline Latte in the Caribbean to Japan’s Strawberry Merry Cream Frappuccino, stores in different parts of the world celebrate with seasonal drinks that reflect the culture.

Starbucks Workers United said it will push that demand with a job action during Red Cup Day, one of the coffee chain's major traffic boosters.

SouthRock Capital, a major food and beverage operator in the country, had its master franchise agreement with Subway terminated after less than a year and lost its license to operate Starbucks.

The coffee giant is giving all its workers at least 3% pay raises next year and will let hourly workers accrue vacation time sooner. Also: barista championships.

The Seattle-based coffee giant believes it has plenty of room to add more stores in the U.S., but it also believes that efficiencies can cut $3 billion in costs over the next three years.

The chain’s U.S. same-store sales rose 8% as more customers ordered more products and more add-ons and its loyalty membership hit a record.

Workers United accused the coffeehouse giant of unfair labor practices by sharing a list of union stores with pro-Israel groups angered by "solidarity with Palestine" messages. Starbucks, however, says the list did not come from the company.

Starbucks accused the union of trademark infringement, arguing that the public mistook the group's views on the Israel-Hamas war for its own. The union defended its name and logo.

The fast-growing chicken finger chain was ranked fifth among teens’ favorite restaurants, according to the latest Piper Sandler survey. But Chick-fil-A is still king.

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