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  1. coronavirus
    These Are the Stores Requiring Customers to Wear MasksWalmart is joining Costco, Starbucks, and Best Buy in requiring shoppers to cover their faces to avoid spreading COVID-19.
  2. coronavirus
    Starbucks Bans Personal Cups Over Coronavirus FearsThe coffee retailer will also ban “for here” cups until further notice.
  3. discrimination
    Study Finds Black Baristas Are Paid Less Than White Baristas at StarbucksLGBTQ and foreign-born employees also reported being discriminated against.
  4. controversies
    A Police Officer Lied About Having ‘Pig’ Written on His Coffee CupNot to be confused with the police officer who actually did have ‘pig’ written on his coffee cup in November.
  5. protests
    Are We at Peak Boycott?Social media coupled with an increasingly polarized populace has brought us to what feels like an apex. Or is this just the beginning?
  6. controversies
    Everything You Need to Know About the Starbucks ‘Pig’ ControversyA barista wrote “pig” on a police officer’s coffee cup, but that’s only the beginning.
  7. the chain gang
    Hey, Starbucks, WTF Is ‘Merry Coffee’?The chain’s new Christmas cups are madness.
  8. decision 2020
    Howard Schultz Reminds Nation He Was Running for President by Dropping OutThe former Starbucks CEO won’t seek the Independent nomination after all.
  9. game of gaffes
    Game of Thrones Showrunners Are Still Laughing at Their Coffee-Cup Gaffe“It’s kind of funny to us now.”
  10. true facts
    The Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew From Starbucks Is GoooooooodBack off, haters.
  11. the chain gang
    Get Ready for Pumpkin-Spiced Cold BrewIt’s the Pumpkin Spice Latte meets third-wave coffee.
  12. make it happen
    Pumpkin Spice Lattes Should Just Always Be for SaleA new report says PSL Season starts on August 27. Maybe it should never end.
  13. culture
    Could You Live With Yourself Knowing You’d Ordered This?Starbucks is unveiling a new Tie Dye Frappuccino this week.
  14. controversies
    Starbucks Barista Asks Cops to Leave After They Make Customers ‘Uncomfortable’As you’d guess, the chain quickly apologized.
  15. product placement
    Uh, Did You Catch That Coffee Cup on Game of Thrones This Week?HBO confirms … it was a latte!
  16. safety
    Starbucks Is Adding Needle-Disposal Boxes to Its BathroomsThe chain plans to install them wherever it is deemed necessary.
  17. the top line
    Why Starbucks Is Changing Its Reward Program, AgainThat free triple venti hazelnut soy latte with whipped cream just got a little tougher to earn.
  18. the top line
    Everyone Is Right About StarbucksJust because somebody is out there giving advice that’s bad for you, that doesn’t mean they’re giving bad advice.
  19. food fight
    Entire City of Philadelphia Turns on StarbucksCould this be the start of a movement?
  20. howard schultz
    Howard Schultz’s Deficit of HonestyHoward Schultz says he doesn’t “see color.” That doesn’t tell us much about him, but it does tell us something about racism in America.
  21. starbucks
    Please, Don’t Ask Your Barista About Howard SchultzStarbucks employees were given instructions on how to calmly answer customers who are angry about the billionaire’s potential 2020 run.
  22. howard schultz
    Howard Schultz’s Austerity Rhetoric Is a Bad Omen for Black AmericaHoward Schultz’s time at Starbucks was marked by his support for racial equality. But black Americans would suffer from the austerity he preaches.
  23. noise complaints
    How Starbucks Made Its Baristas Hate Hamilton“If I have to hear Hamilton one more time I’m getting a ladder and ripping out all of our speakers from the ceiling.”
  24. food fight
    Howard Schultz ‘Seriously Considering’ Running For PresidentThe former Starbucks CEO wants to bring Frappuccinomics to the White House.
  25. the chain gang
    You’ve Only Got a Few Months Left to Watch Porn at StarbucksNow you’ll have to go to the library to watch it.
  26. taste test
    Is the New Dunkin’ Espresso Any Good?We convinced three experts to tell us if the chain’s new espresso is better than Starbucks’.
  27. dumb controversies
    Starbucks Holiday Cups Are Here and They’re Fine This Year, They’re Totally FineImagine being the type of person who gets worked up about these.
  28. long vs short
    Long vs. Short: Is Starbucks Still a Good Investment?Did recent controversies hurt the brand? Will the Chinese take a grande liking to coffee? Two food industry experts weigh in.
  29. the chain gang
    Starbucks Offends America With Early Pumpkin Spice Latte ReleaseIt’s almost 100 degrees in New York today, but autumn has officially begun at your nearest Starbucks.
  30. the chain gang
    It’s Almost Time Again to Remind Yourself the Pumpkin Spice Latte SucksWith the end of summer comes the return of America’s worst coffee drink.
  31. the chain gang
    Starbucks Loses California Wage-Theft CaseThe coffee chain will now have to pay workers for any work they do after their shift ends.
  32. environmental concerns
    Every New York City Restaurant That Will Eliminate Plastic StrawsThe entire Union Square Hospitality Group, Starbucks, Estela, and more.
  33. the chain gang
    Starbucks Will Go Strawless by 2020In doing so, the coffee chain will keep an estimated 1 billion plastic straws out of landfills.
  34. the chain gang
    Starbucks Barista Fired for Insulting Customer With a StutterThe barista wrote “SSSam” on the customer’s cup shortly after imitating his stutter.
  35. the chain gang
    Starbucks Just Got More ExpensiveThe cost of the chain’s brewed coffee has gone up by 10 to 20 cents at most U.S. stores.
  36. Democrats Must Reject Howard Schultz and His Radical Centrist IdeologyThe Starbucks CEO will never be the Democrats’ 2020 nominee. But he speaks for a powerful segment of the party’s donor class.
  37. the chain gang
    Howard Schultz Is Leaving Starbucks — and Remaining Coy About Politics“I intend to think about a range of options, and that could include public service.”
  38. racism
    New Poll Reveals Starbucks’s Reputation Is Officially in the DumpsA respected survey puts its standing among consumers at a ten-year low.
  39. Starbucks Took the Wrong Approach to Anti-racism Training. Here’s the Right One.Closing its stores to train employees was a good first step, but focusing on unconscious-bias training was a mistake.
  40. implicit bias
    4 Starbucks Employees on What the Racial-Bias Training Was Really Like“It was a waste of four hours.”
  41. racial discrimination
    How Black Café Owners Are Responding to Starbucks’s ‘Racial Bias’ Shutdown“Do you want to spend your dollars at a place where you can feel safe or a place where they’re going to call the police on you?”
  42. implicit bias
    3 Racial-Bias Trainers Reveal What They’ve Seen in American WorkplacesOn May 29, Starbucks is closing its 8,000 stores nationwide for a “racial-bias education” day.
  43. racial discrimination
    Here’s How Starbucks’s ‘Racial Bias Training’ Is Going to WorkThe coffee chain has offered a preview that involves workbooks, group activities, and Common.
  44. the chain gang
    Starbucks Welcomes People to Sit in Cafés Without Buying AnythingStores are now open to everyone “regardless of whether they make a purchase.”
  45. chain gang
    Oops! Starbucks Didn’t Fix Racism Fast EnoughAn employee at a Starbucks in L.A. wrote a racial slur on a coffee cup this week, and racial-bias training can’t come soon enough.
  46. racial discrimination
    Starbucks Bathrooms Are Now Open to Anybody Who Walks In“We don’t want to become a public bathroom, but we’re going to make the right decision.”
  47. the chain gang
    Has the Era of Whimsical Starbucks Frappuccinos Already Come to an End?It’s planning to cut the number of limited-time stunt drinks by 30 percent this year.
  48. Black Loiterers, White Lingerers, and Starbucks CoffeeAn incident at Starbucks illustrates how norms are racially coded and why the concept of “unconscious bias” is sometimes misleading.
  49. the chain gang
    Men Arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks Say They Feared for Their Lives“Anytime I’m encountered by cops, I can honestly say it’s a thought that runs through my mind.”
  50. the chain gang
    Here’s the Starbucks 911 Call That Got Those Two Black Customers ArrestedThe dispatcher tells officers there’s “a group of males inside causing a disturbance.”
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