Posts Tagged ‘Starbucks’

STARBUCKS TO CLOSE 600 STORES

July 1, 2008

Is the daily frappuccino the victim of high gas prices?

The Seattle Times is reporting that Starbucks is closing 600 company owned stores due to the nation’s faltering economy.

The closures are expected to affect some 12,000 Starbucks employees (about 7% of the company’s workforce.)

The stores shutting down are mainly in urban areas that already have competing Starbucks and is almost exclusively of stores that opened since 2006. In fact, almost 20% of the company owned Starbucks that have opened in the last two years are slated for closure.

THE FIRST STARBUCKS OPENED IN SEATTLE’S PIKE PLACE MARKET IN 1971

SLUTBUCKS? NEW LOGO HAS CHRISTIAN GROUP OUTRAGED

May 10, 2008

 

 

 

NEW STARBUCKS LOGO

The new logo on Starbucks coffee cups has drawn outrage from a Christian group called “The Resistance.”

The group is calling for a nationwide boycott of Starbucks by all Christians.

In a press release, the group claims:

Starbucks has recently introduced a new version of their logo which features a topless mermaid with her legs spread, which has caused outrage from a nation wide Christian media watchdog organization. The Resistance, with has over 3000 members nationwide, is boycotting Starbucks across the country saying their new logo is inappropriate.

The Starbucks logo has a naked woman on it with her legs spread like a prostitute, explains Mark Dice, founder of the group. Need I say more? It’s extremely poor taste, and the company might as well call themselves, Slutbucks.

Dice and his group had previously criticized Duke basketball for their use of the term “Blue Devils” implying the name meant they were in league with Satan.

Actually, he may have a point on that one.

Dice says Starbucks is leading our nation to its demise:

The woman is actually a siren, not a mermaid, which in Greek mythology lures people to them with their beautiful songs, and then kills them, explains Dice.

Starbucks had no OFFICIAL response to the group’s proposed boycott.

STARBUCKS REFUSES TO PAY BARISTAS

March 29, 2008

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Via The Huffington Post:

Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz says the coffee chain will not pay its California baristas back for tips they shared with shift supervisors, defying a San Diego Superior Court ruling last week.

Schultz, in a voicemail message to employees Wednesday night, called the ruling unfair and said,

“I want to personally let you know that we would never condone any type of behavior that would lead anyone to conclude that we would take money from our people,” the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Friday.