The Starbucks Odyssey Begins
Beverages - Branding - Dining - Online - Press Releases

Starbucks Odyssey launched in beta to the first Starbucks Rewards members and partners (employees) in the U.S. First announced in Sept. 2022, Starbucks Odyssey is an extension of Starbucks Rewards, po...

Sasha Villalobos
December 12, 2022

Starbucks Enters Into an Agreement to Sell Seattle’s Best Co...
Beverages - CPG - Press Releases - Retail

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Starbucks today announced it plans to sell the Seattle’s Best Coffee brand to Nestlé, with which the company established the Global Coffee Alliance in 2018. This transacti...

October 19, 2022

Starbucks Finally Enters the Metaverse
Beverages - Dining - Online

Starbucks is finally, officially entering the metaverse. On Monday, the Seattle-based coffee giant announced the creation of Starbucks Odyssey: a Web3 experience launching in late 2022 where Starbucks...

Nation's Restaurant News
September 12, 2022

Starbucks Teams with Volvo on EV Charging Stations
Automotive - Beverages - Electronics - Tech - Travel

Starbucks Corp., in partnership with Volvo Cars, has announced the first Starbucks store offering electric vehicle chargers powered by ChargePoint Holdings Inc. in in Provo, Utah, according to a press...

Fast Casual
August 10, 2022

Samsung’s and Starbucks Partner for Galaxy Ear Buds Case
Electronics - Fashion

Say this for Starbucks: its coffee may mostly just taste like burning, but its merch tends to be on point. The latest example, as spotted by 9to5Google, is a collaboration with Samsung (in South Korea...

The Verge
June 28, 2022

Starbucks Enters Web3 With NFTs

Starbucks this week teased plans to enter the web3 space with the launch of a collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) later this year, the company announced during its quarterly earnings call on May ...

Marketing Dive
May 6, 2022

Starbucks is Going Away From Paper Cups—Here’s How You...

That Starbucks paper cup could soon be a thing of the past – or it could be more expensive – as the coffee giant explores reusable options. Starbucks is “shifting away from single-use plastics ...

USA Today
March 16, 2022

Starbucks, Volvo Launch a Pilot EV Charging Network at Coffee ...
Automotive - Dining - Tech

Volvo Cars and Starbucks are partnering on a pilot program to research the usage and potential scalability of electric vehicle chargers at the coffee giant’s stores nationwide, the companies announc...

March 15, 2022

Starbucks Launches Energy Drink with Social Influencer Jordan ...

Starbucks is launching The Energy Makers Lab inspired by Starbucks BAYA Energy, the brand’s first energy drink, and crafted from caffeine naturally found in coffee fruit for a boost of feel-good ene...

QSR Magazine
March 10, 2022

10 Biggest Fast-Food Launches of 2021

Major players rolled out significant updates to their menus this year. Some were iconic limited-time offers, and others were lasting changes that will transform the customer experience for years to co...

Eat This, Not That!
January 6, 2022

This Is the Best Fast-Food Chain of 2021, According to Custome...

Americans tend to have very strong opinions about their favorite fast-food chains. Which has the best fries, the best milkshake, or the best spicy chicken sandwich? The answer, of course, depends on w...

Best Life
January 6, 2022

Starbucks and Amazon Are Opening Cashierless Coffee Shop in Ma...
Beverages - Tech

Starbucks is opening a pick-up cafe in midtown Manhattan with Amazon that uses the retail giant’s cashierless technology to attract busy consumers who want to buy coffee or snack quickly. The partn...

November 18, 2021

You Can Now Order Taylor Swift’s Favorite Starbucks Drin...
Beverages - Music

Starbucks lovers can now order Taylor Swift's favorite drink by saying two simple words. Customers who ask for "Taylor's Latte" or "Taylor's Version" will receive the singer's favorite drink: a grand...

November 12, 2021

Starbucks & Amazon Reportedly Held Talks on Lounge Concep...
Dining - Retail

Amazon and Starbucks held discussions last year on a potential partnership to create co-branded lounges. The potential deal was seen by Amazon as another way to expand on the Amazon Go as a service co...

Seeking Alpha
October 20, 2021

Netflix & Starbucks Partner For Book Club Series
Publishing - Streaming

Netflix is ready to talk books over coffee. The streamer announced Wednesday that they will launch Netflix Book Club, a book club where readers will hear about new books, films and series adaptations...

Hollywood Reporter
October 13, 2021

How QSR Loyalty Programs Stack up in 2021

Chains from McDonald's to Burger King are adding loyalty programs for the first time to attract and retain customers, and they're gaining ground against competitors' long-standing programs. QSR custo...

August 27, 2021

Impossible Foods is Bringing its Meatless Sausage to Grocery S...
CPG - Retail

Impossible Foods’ meatless sausage is finally coming to grocery stores. The company first rolled out the sausage alternative to restaurants nationwide last June after launching it at U.S. locations ...

August 11, 2021

Starbucks and Nestlé to Bring Ready-to-Drink Coffee Beverages...
Beverages - CPG - Partnerships - Press Releases - Retail

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Nestlé today announced a new collaboration to bring Starbucks Ready-to-Drink (RTD) coffee beverages to select markets across Southea...

Faisal Hussain
July 27, 2021

The 10 Most Downloaded Restaurant Apps in June 2021
Dining - Tech

The 10 most downloaded quick-service restaurant apps in June combined for 7.7 million new installs, compared to 8.7 million last month. For the second month in a row, McDonald’s had the most downloa...

QSR Magazine
July 14, 2021

These Are America’s Favorite Fast-Food Chains in 2021

Americans are heading back to restaurants in droves, but some fast-food chains currently have a better reputation among customers than others. The just-released American Customer Satisfaction Index re...

Eat This, Not That!
July 7, 2021

Starbucks Tests Ordering Drinks Through Facebook and Instagram
Beverages - Dining

Starting Tuesday, Starbucks customers can swipe images on Facebook and Instagram that will take them to a special Starbucks webpage to order either an Iced Matcha Latte with Chai or the Pink Drink Rem...

July 2, 2021

Starbucks Debuts First Ever Ready-To-Drink Campaign
Beverages - CPG

When the pandemic hit and society shut down, more people started brewing their coffee at home. This change in behavior, coupled with declines in tourism and commuting to work, hurt Starbucks. The coff...

June 28, 2021

Starbucks Files for Stadium Naming Rights
Beverages - Branding - Dining - Sports

In a June 2 application, the coffee chain sought approval to use its name in "providing stadium and training facilities for sports and entertainment activities" and "promoting business, sports and ent...

June 14, 2021

Restaurants (McD’s, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Others) ...
Dining - Online - Retail - Tech

The loyalty program wars are coming. Starbucks, Panera Bread and Domino’s Pizza paved the way, while Chipotle Mexican Grill launched its own version in 2019. But the last year has brought even more ...

June 14, 2021

Starbucks’ Ingredient Shortage Affects 25 Menu Items
Beverages - Dining - Retail

Social media is full of complaints from people voicing their frustration about not being able to order their favorite drinks at Starbucks, including popular summer drinks like Peach Green Tea Lemonade...

June 9, 2021

Plant-Based Protein is the ‘New Wave’ After COVID-...
CPG - Dining

The post-pandemic rebound is lighting a fire under all kinds of prices, including food. Spiking commodities costs are stirring up fears about food sustainability, and the trickle-down impact of highe...

Yahoo Finance
May 17, 2021

Starbucks May Ditch Facebook
Online - Retail

Facebook is scrambling to prevent Starbucks from leaving its platform after the world’s largest coffee company said it was dismayed by hateful comments left on its posts about racial and social just...

Buzzfeed News
May 12, 2021

Starbucks Q2 Results Show Full Sales Recovery in the U.S.
Beverages - Finance

Starbucks (SBUX) reported fiscal second-quarter earnings results after the closing bell on Tuesday, with same-store sales rebounding from the depths of the coronavirus pandemic and the coffee giant ra...

Yahoo! Finance
April 28, 2021

Chick-fil-A Remains No. 1 Restaurant For Teens; Starbucks ...

Chick-fil-A remains the most popular restaurant choice for teens, according to the latest “Taking Stock with Teens” spending survey from financial services company Piper Sandler. The firm release...

Restaurant Business
April 8, 2021

Starbucks is Running Out of Oat Milk a Month After Adding it t...
Beverages - Retail

Just as Grape Nuts come back to stores, Americans are faced with yet another shortage — this time, of oat milk at some Starbucks cafes. Starbucks rolled out oat milk lattes at about 1,300 stores in...

CNN Business
April 7, 2021

Starbucks to Indirectly Accept Bitcoin as Payment
Beverages - Finance - Online

Starbucks is expanding its relationship with digital wallet platform Bakkt, which will allow consumers to monetize digital assets such as bitcoin and load the value onto their Starbucks cards in the c...

National Restaurant News
March 31, 2021

The ‘Great Human Reconnection’ Will Bring Customer...
Dining - Retail

Starbucks (SBUX) CEO Kevin Johnson says the coffee giant is poised to benefit from what he's dubbed "the great human reconnection" as customers return to cafés post vaccine. Johnson, who's leveraged...

Yahoo Finance
March 22, 2021

Starbucks: Cold Drink Sales Overtake Hot Beverages, Tests New ...

Starbucks plans to start testing Cold Pressed Espresso in some cafes by the end of the year as consumers increasingly stick to cold drinks for their caffeine jolt. The drink was already available in ...

March 18, 2021

Oatly Enters Starbucks Cafes Nationwide
Beverages - CPG - Dining

Coffee shops are a key part of Oatly’s marketing strategy and Oatly will be served nationwide at Starbucks cafes. The Swedish company is shaping up to have a big 2021, with its first Super Bowl ad a...

March 1, 2021

Oatly Confidentially Files for IPO
Beverages - CPG

Oatly, known for its oat milk products, has tie-ups with several cafes in the United States, including Starbucks and also sells its products online and in retail stores. The company, which sells its O...

February 23, 2021

Burger King is Testing a Rewards Program; Here’s Why Res...
Branding - Dining

Beginning this week, Burger King is rolling out its new Royal Perks program in five areas of the US, including Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, New York City and Long Island, New York. It works a lot l...

February 15, 2021

Starbucks is Testing 100% Plant-Based Menu

Starbucks is striking this consumer trend while the iron is hot — while simultaneously prioritizing the reduction of its carbon footprint. These plant-based menu additions are part of the company's ...

February 5, 2021

What’s new in fast food: Chicken sandwiches and cauliflo...

If you felt like a new fried chicken sandwich debuted every day in January, you're not far off. Some chains tried their best to slim down, while others did the exact opposite. The flurry of chicken sa...

February 1, 2021

Starbucks eyes drive thru only, smaller footprint stores

Starbucks is increasing the number of drive-thrus in the Central U.S., Southeast and Southwest as it considers its future real estate, Starbucks Chief Operating Officer Roz Brewer said during an ear...

January 29, 2021

Starbucks CEO expects 100% of retail workers to earn $15 per h...

“We’re on the record a couple of years ago, that we supported an increase in federal minimum wage,” Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said regarding the possibility of President Joe Biden and congress...

January 27, 2021

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