Latest Starbucks Corp News

New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes

May. 19, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don't buy anything. The new policy comes five weeks after two black men who hadn't bought anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Company executives have said its...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 18, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: President Nelson Meets With NAACP; Offers Apology for History of...

NOT REAL NEWS: False claim about Starbucks coupon

May. 18, 2018 3:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks is not celebrating its 50th anniversary by giving each person who takes an online survey a $50 coupon. Similar links have been shared on social media for years involving Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, Pizza Hut and other chains. In an email, Starbucks says the latest offer isn't real,...

Starbucks tells employees: Let anyone use the restroom

May. 11, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks has told employees to let anyone use the restroom, even if they haven't bought anything, as it reviews its policies and tries to restore its reputation after the arrest of two black men at a coffee shop in Philadelphia. The coffee chain said it wants all customers who come in "to...

Correction: Coffee-Cancer Lawsuit story

May. 8, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 7 about a court ruling that will require cancer warnings on coffee sold in California, The Associated Press erroneously reported some details about the chemical acrylamide. As part of a court settlement, potato chip makers agreed to reduce the chemical from their product,...

Asian shares advance as China reports recovery in exports

May. 8, 2018 12:55 AM EDT

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday following an upbeat finish on Wall Street. Chinese benchmarks surged after Beijing reported that exports rebounded in April, jumping nearly 22 percent from a year earlier. Oil prices fell back from a three-year high. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index added...

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

May. 7, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. TRUMP TO DELIVER IRAN VERDICT The president is set to reveal his decision on whether to keep the U.S. in the Iran deal, a move that could determine the fate of the 2015 agreement that froze Iran's nuclear...

Markets Right Now: Stocks close higher on Wall Street

May. 7, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks closed higher on Wall Street, adding to the market's gains from last week. Technology companies and banks pulled the market higher on Monday. Energy companies also rose as the price of crude oil closed above...

Nestle takes over sales of Starbucks in the grocery aisle

May. 7, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Nestle is paying more than $7 billion to buy the rights to sell Starbucks coffee and tea in supermarkets and other stores outside its coffee shops. The deal comes with a huge price tag for Nestle, but it could pay off big for the Swiss company. Its Nescafe and Nespresso don't carry anywhere...

Black men arrested at Starbucks settle with the company

May. 2, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the world's biggest coffee-shop chain Wednesday for an undisclosed sum and an offer of a free college education. Separately, they reached a deal with the city for a symbolic $1 each and...