Posts Tagged ‘Starbucks’

Starbucks CEO Has A Venti Full Whip Awkward Moment Supports Execution

November 1, 2013

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz blasted the implementation of Obamacare on Thursday, just a month after he voiced his support for the law.

The socially-conscious CEO said “what the country needs now is real honesty and transparency and truth about what’s really going on.” He said Obamacare’s rollout was “unfortunate” for the American people because there is a lack of trust now in the law and the website.

”Unfortunately, in this kind of situation, execution trumps strategy,” Schultz said on CNBC. “It might be a great strategy, but the execution is really flawed. It’s off the rails.”

Howard Schultz has a venti awkward moment.




New York City Drink Ban Kicks In On Tuesday, Starbucks Does Not Fall In Line

March 11, 2013

Monday is the last day New Yorkers will be able to buy super-sized sugary drinks in New York City. The cola crackdown goes into effect on Tuesday. The new regulation puts a 16-ounce limit on sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts and applies to both bottled and fountain drinks.The ban but does not include grocery or convenience stores that don’t serve prepared food. It also does not apply to diet soda, other calorie-free drinks or anything that has at least 50 percent milk or milk substitute. Starbucks announced it plans to continue offering 20 ounce venti-sized and 30 ounce trenta drinks because of the milk content. Like Dunkin’ Donuts, customers will also be able to add their own sugar.

Starbucks  continues to serve their megadrinks and refuse to fall in line..


Aerosol Coffee On The Market, Nordstroms And Starbucks On High Alert

February 9, 2012

Move over, coffee and Red Bull. A Harvard professor thinks the next big thing will be people inhaling their caffeine from a lipstick-sized tube. Critics say the novel product is not without its risks.

The product, called AeroShot, went on the market late last month in Massachusetts and New York, and is also available in France. A single unit costs $2.99 at convenience, mom-and-pop, liquor and online stores.Biomedical engineering professor David Edwards said AeroShot is safe and does not contain common additives, like taurine, used to amplify the caffeine effect in common energy drinks. Each grey-and-yellow plastic canister contains 100 milligrams of caffeine powder, about the amount in a large cup of coffee, plus B vitamins.

Dr. Lisa Ganjhu, a gastroenterologist and internal medicine doctor at New York-based St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, said people need to be aware of how much caffeine they are ingesting.

“You want those 10 cups of coffee, it will probably take you a couple hours to get through all that coffee with all that volume that you are drinking,” Ganjhu said. “With these inhale caffeine canisters you can get that in 10 of those little canisters – so you just puff away and you could be getting all of that within the hour.”

Nordstroms and Starbucks are looking at going back to the drawing board..

Starbucks Now Wants To Make Us Both Fat and In Debt

October 4, 2011

Starbucks hopes customers will be willing to pay at least $5 more when they stop in for their morning cup of Joe.

Starting Nov. 1, Starbucks will begin collecting donations of $5 or more from customers to stimulate U.S. job growth through its “Jobs for USA” program. The Seattle-based coffee chain is collaborating with the Opportunity Finance Network, a nonprofit that works with nearly 200 community development financial institutions to provide loans to small businesses and community groups. Starbucks says 100 percent of the donations will go toward loans for firms and organizations that can add jobs or stem job losses.

Starbucks, which pioneered how Americans drink coffee, declined to estimate how much money it plans to raise, but millions of people visit its nearly 7,000 company-owned U.S. stores each day. Customers who give will get a red, white and blue wristband that says “Indivisible.”

Starbucks collecting money for loans to make us fat and in debt…

Starbucks Introduces “The Trenta” A True Gutbuster,For Starbucks Above Average Customer

January 18, 2011

Just how big is Starbucks’ new Trenta size?

The Trenta, available only for iced drinks, will be in every U.S. Starbucks by May 3.

The 31oz addition to the Starbucks lineup is 325mL larger than Starbucks’ previous largest size, the Venti. At 916 mL, the Trenta is actually larger than the average capacity of the adult human stomach (900mL).

The Trenta, for the above average Starbucks  customers with the above average stomach capacity.

Ardie Rizal’s 2 Pack A Day Cigarette Habit Creates Outrage.. Hold The Whip

May 28, 2010

Business Eye View

March 19, 2010


It’s already almost there.  Dunkin’, which opened 171 new stores in 2009, now has 6,566 U.S. stores. Starbucks (SBUX), which has recently closed several hundred stores, has 6,871. And because Dunkin’ has very little presence in the West, while Starbucks stores are pretty uniformly distributed across the country, Dunkin’ has a lot more room to grow.

Warner writes that Dunkin’s “deliberate targeting of the no frills, cost-conscious coffee drinker who doesn’t want to buy a CD on his way to work has been enormously effective. “What Dunkin’ Donuts seems to have figured out,” she continues, “is that there’s a large segment of the population that doesn’t care to figure out what a venti is. They’re not ever going to order a skinny half-caf soy caramel Macchiato. Instead, they like consistent, decent tasting, old fashioned drip brew coffee that doesn’t cost more than $2.”   Forget Kentucky or Kansas put your money on DD.