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Lawsuit filed against Hawaii retailers mislabeling Kona brew

Aug. 1, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii coffee farmers have filed a lawsuit against major retailers after they said scientific tests confirm coffee frequently sold as being "Kona" is mislabeled, a report said. Three coffee farmers said the lawsuit came after chemical tests completed in May revealed that some Kona...

Schools that warned about lunch debt now accepting donation

Jul. 24, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

A Pennsylvania school district that warned parents behind on their lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care, and then rejected a businessman's offer to pay the overdue charges, is apologizing and says it wants to accept the donation after all. The Wyoming Valley West school board "sincerely...

Starbucks to expand delivery nationally in 2020

Jul. 23, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks says it will offer delivery in most of the U.S. by early next year. The Seattle coffee company launched delivery last fall in Miami with its partner, Uber Eats. It has since expanded to 10 additional U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. Starbucks says Uber Eats...

CEO: Schools reject offer to pay students' late lunch bills

Jul. 23, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

The president of a Pennsylvania school board whose district had warned parents behind on lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care has rejected a CEO's offer to cover the cost, the businessman said Tuesday. Todd Carmichael, chief executive and co-founder of Philadelphia-based La Colombe Coffee,...