• Starbucks is closing all locations for 'racial-bias education' - and it is going to cost the company millions of dollars

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Starbucks is closing all locations nationwide for the afternoon of May 29 for "racial-bias education" training.
    Rough calculations indicate the closures will cost Starbucks $12.4 million in lost sales.
    "I've always viewed this and things like this as not an expense, but an investment in our people and our company," Executive Chairman Howard Schultz said in an interview with CBS.
    Starbucks is closing all of its 8,000 locations across the US for the afternoon of May 29 for "racial-bias education" training.
    The decision to temporarily close stores comes after two black men were arrested in a...
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  • Starbucks is closing all locations for 'racial-bias education' - and it is going to cost the company millions of dollars

    Starbucks is closing all locations for 'racial-bias education' - and it is going to cost the company millions of dollars

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Starbucks is closing all locations nationwide for the afternoon of May 29 for "racial-bias education" training.
    Rough calculations indicate the closures will cost Starbucks $12.4 million in lost sales.
    "I've always viewed this and things like this as not an expense, but an investment in our people and our company," Executive Chairman Howard Schultz said in an interview with CBS.
    Starbucks is closing all of its 8,000 locations across the US for the afternoon of May 29 for "racial-bias education" training.
    The decision to temporarily close stores comes after two black men were arrested in a...
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  • Fake Starbucks Coupons for People of Color Are Circulating Online

    Fake Starbucks Coupons for People of Color Are Circulating Online

    6 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Fake Starbucks coupons that appear to offer free beverages to people of color are circulating online, in the midst of outrage over the treatment of two black men who were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks .
    The “coupons,” which Starbucks told CNBC are “completely false and in no way associated with Starbucks,” include the coffee chain's logo and signature green color scheme, and are emblazoned with messages like, “We're sorry” and, “The best dialogue starts over a cup of coffee.” In one, the fine print reads, “Limited to persons of African American heritage and/or identity at time of...
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  • Here's how quickly “boycott Starbucks” spread across the internet

    6 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    For three days following Friday's viral video in which two black men are seen being arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks, BoycottStarbucks was one of the most-used hashtags related to the coffee giant, second only to Starbucks itself, new data reveals. Digimind, an analytics firm that tracks consumer sentiment, found 106,920 mentions of BoycottStarbucks posted across social platforms like...
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  • Starbucks' Howard Schultz Says He's ‘Ashamed' of Controversial Arrest of 2 Black Men

    6 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz spoke out after the coffee giant announced it would close 8,000 stores in May for racial bias training following the controversial arrest of two black men at one of its Philadelphia stores.
    “I'm embarrassed, ashamed. I think what occurred was reprehensible at every single level. I think I take it very personally as everyone in our company does and we're committed to making it right,” Schultz said during an interview with CBS This Morning on Wednesday.
    “The announcement we made yesterday about closing our stores, 8,000 stores closed, to do...
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  • Internet trolls are spreading fake Starbucks coupons exclusively for black customers after the chain announced it would close all stores for 'racial-bias education'

    Internet trolls are spreading fake Starbucks coupons exclusively for black customers after the chain announced it would close all stores for 'racial-bias education'

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Fake free Starbucks coupons for customers of "African-American heritage" are circulating on social media.
    Controversial website 4chan seems to be the source of the hoax, with coupons containing hidden racial slurs and white-supremacist messages.
    Starbucks told Business Insider that the coupons are "completely false."
    Starbucks is closing all US stores on May 29 to "conduct racial-bias education" for workers after two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia location.
    Internet trolls are distributing fake coupons for black people to get free coffee at Starbucks.
    On Tuesday, Starbucks...
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