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Straw bans alone won't solve anything. But maybe they're a start.

The real reason why so many cities and businesses are banning plastic straws has nothing to do with straws at all

Starbucks has vowed to get its iconic green sippers completely off store shelves by 2020, while Seattle banned all plastic utensils, including straws, from bars and businesses city-wide earlier this month. The truth is that straws are just the tip of the plastic waste trash heap.

Starbucks’ EU unit paid just 2.8% in UK tax last year

The European division of Starbucks paid an effective tax rate of 2.8% in the year ending October 2017, after taking into account payment transfers from other parts of the business, the Financial Times reported.
Starbucks is giving away free coffee.

Starbucks is giving away free espresso drinks. Here’s how to get one.

Starbucks is giving away free espresso drinks on Friday. To be eligible, customers who are not Rewards Members need to sign up online to redeem the free code. Anyone who purchases a grande or larger espresso beverage will be given an extra one free.
Costa Coffee is a major competitor of Starbucks.

Coca-Cola just bought a massive coffee chain for $5.1 billion. Here’s how it compares to Starbucks.

Coca-Cola announced on Friday that it would buy British coffee-shop chain Costa Coffee for $5.1 billion. Analysts say the move is likely to have a major impact on Starbucks, especially as it looks to grow in China, a region that both coffee chains are looking to expand in to drive sales.
Many iconic American beverages are packed with sugar.

Here’s how much sugar is actually in some of the biggest drinks in the US as Americans revolt against beverage giants pushing sugar-packed produ...

Americans are increasingly trying to cut sugar from their diet, ditching sugary sodas and Frappuccinos. Here's how much sugar the most popular sodas, coffees, and teas actually contain.
Starbucks' Reserve Roastery in Milan is one of only three shops of its kind.

Starbucks finally opened its first store in Italy, where the idea for the massive coffee chain was born. Take a look inside.

Starbucks just opened its first store in Italy, on the Piazza Cordusio in Milan. The store is one of three Reserve Roasteries and has unique features inspired by Milan and its history. Take a look inside.

How Howard Schultz went from living in Brooklyn public housing to ending his decades of Starbucks leadership as a billionaire with rumored political a...

Howard Schultz, Starbucks' longtime CEO and chairman, is a self-made billionaire with a net worth of $2.8 billion. He's credited with revolutionizing the coffee industry, but Schultz came from humble beginnings, growing up in public housing in Brooklyn.

We compared Dunkin’ Donuts’ ‘store of the future’ with Starbucks to see which was a better coffee shop. Here’s the verdi...

Dunkin' Donuts' "store of the future" has cold-beverage taps and a more minimalist store design than a traditional Dunkin'. We compared it with Starbucks, and it was clear which coffee chain is better.
Busch has temporarily rebranded its Busch Light beer as Busch Latté.

Anheuser-Busch trolls Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice mania with new Busch Latté beer cans

The "Busch Latté" cans are simply a marketing campaign and won't be hitting stores. But Busch Latté merchandise — from T-shirts to Koozies — will be available for fans.
Nike's newest ad featuring Colin Kaepernick is making waves.

Nike’s polarizing new Colin Kaepernick ad shows it can succeed where Starbucks and Target failed

Not everyone loves Nike's new ad featuring Colin Kaepernick. Target and Starbucks have seen firsthand how difficult it is to weigh in on social issues.