Oregon hotel fires 2 employees who 'mistreated' black man

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon hotel said it fired two of its employees for "mistreatment" of a black guest who was talking on his phone in the lobby when he was asked to leave a week ago. ...

Oregon hotel apologizes a week after kicking out black man

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Attorneys for a black man who was kicked out of an Oregon hotel last week say they want a public explanation for why he was told to leave. Nearly a week later, ...

Photo of the Day: Starbucks siren spotted during Halloween in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Taiwanese post photos of cute kids decked out in creative Halloween costumes seen over this past weekend, an image of a little girl's creative Starbucks siren costume ha...

Police head disputes review of Starbucks arrest of black men

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The police commissioner of Philadelphia is taking issue with parts of a review by the police advisory commission after the high-profile arrest of two black men at a Starbucks coffe...

Starbucks, Alibaba announce China delivery venture

BEIJING (AP) — Starbucks and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group have announced a coffee delivery venture that adds to growing competition in China's premium coffee market. Starbu...

Starbucks and Alibaba Group Form Strategic Partnership to Transform the Customer Experience in the Coffee Industry in China

SHANGHAI & HANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 1, 2018--Starbucks Coffee Company (“Starbucks”) (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (“Alibaba”) (NYSE: BABA) today announced a deep, stra...

Starbucks Joins Pearl Jam to Raise Funds for Unsheltered Families in King County

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 30, 2018--As Pearl Jam gets ready for their much-awaited Home Shows next month, Starbucks is inviting customers to donate to the band’s Home Fund, which will support a ra...

Starbucks To Open First U.S. Signing Store

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 19, 2018--Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) will open its first Signing Store in the U.S. in Washington, D.C. this October, building upon ongoing efforts to connect with the diver...

Taiwan’s Chatime opens bubble tea store in The Louvre, Paris

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese bubble team brand, Chatime opened a new store inside the world-famous Paris museum, The Louvre on July 13, as part of the company's ambitious international e...

CKE Restaurants Rounds Out Executive Team

FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 9, 2018--CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.  (“CKE”), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® restaurants announced today two strategic appointments to its leader...

Atrium Hospitality Advances Larry Cooper to Regional Director of Operations and General Manager of Embassy Suites by Hilton Northwest Arkansas

ROGERS, Ark. & ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 9, 2018--Atrium Hospitality today announced Larry Cooper has been promoted to a multi-property management role with the Alpharetta, Georgia-bas...

Starbucks, citing environment, is ditching plastic straws

SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks, citing the environment threat to oceans, will ban plastic straws from all of its stores globally in less than two years. The company becomes the largest foo...

DoubleTree by Hilton Welcomes Oceanfront Property in One of Maryland’s Most-Loved Beach Towns

OCEAN CITY, Md. & MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 12, 2018--DoubleTree by Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront opens its doors today, welcoming guests to a coastal oasis just steps away from beloved Oce...

Starbucks and Chase Introduce Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 11, 2018--Today, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Chase (NYSE: JPM) announced the availability of the Starbucks Rewards™ Visa® Prepaid Card, the first prepaid or debit produc...

Iconic Leader and Visionary Entrepreneur Howard Schultz to Bid Farewell to Starbucks after Nearly 40 Years

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 4, 2018--Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced that Howard Schultz is stepping down as executive chairman and member of the Board of Directors and will be ...