Starbucks re-aligns top leadership roles splitting US and international CEOs

See what’s being clicked on Starbucks is disrupting its top management team, including appointing additional CEOs to oversee specific regions. The coffee giant announced Monday that it has created a new role as CEO of North America and named Michael Conway, a 13-year Starbucks veteran, to the role. Conway currently serves as group president […]

Labor unions end proxy fight at Starbucks after uproar over anti-Israel tweet

Social media posts by union leaders expressing “solidarity with Palestine” prompt calls for a boycott of coffee chains after Hamas terrorists massacred more than 1,200 Israelis on October 7. Months later, a coalition of labor unions has ended a proxy fight at Starbucks. The Center for Strategic Organizations, which represents Starbucks and the Service Employees […]

Starbucks franchisee fires 2,000 workers amid Israel-Hamas war boycotts

Starbucks’ Middle East franchisees announced on Tuesday that around 2,000 employees at coffee shops in the region would be laid off after it emerged that Starbucks had been targeted by activists during the ongoing Israeli-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip. announced that it had begun layoffs. Kuwait-based Alshaya Group, a private family company that holds […]

More than 400 Starbucks workers at 21 stores seek to join union

More than 400 employees at 21 Starbucks stores filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Tuesday asking them to join the Starbucks union. This is the largest single-day filing by Starbucks workers since the unionization drive began in 2021, the union said in a statement. in letter Workers told Starbucks CEO […]

Starbucks revamping US coffee shops to be more ‘inclusive’

Starbucks said it is rolling out a refreshed look across its chain of more than 16,300 U.S. stores to make the coffee ordering experience more accessible and “inclusive.” The Union Market Starbucks in Washington, D.C., unveiled a new design Friday, featuring a new POS system with electric doors, a portable tiltable stand, voice assistance, screen […]

Former Starbucks Bitcoin Partner Bakkt Says It’s Running Out of Cash – Decrypt

Digital asset firm Bakkt told regulators this week that it is short on funding, citing the “rapidly evolving environment” of the crypto industry. The company once boasted major partners such as Starbucks and Mastercard, and traces its lineage back to the same company that owns the New York Stock Exchange. Disclosed in SEC filings On […]

After Fighting Off Robbers, Starbucks Employee Fired, Sues

A former Starbucks employee has filed a lawsuit against the chain, alleging that he and his co-workers were fired after they fought off two robbers. The incident occurred at a Starbucks in Missouri on December 17th, when two people, Joshua Noe, 37, and Marquis Porter Doyle, 35, attempted to rob the store. BPR I will […]

Barista at crime plagued Starbucks fired for subduing thief

he froze. Starbucks fired a barista who was struggling to pay for paramedic school after he helped crack down on two robbers who were pistol-whipped. Michael Harrison, 20, said he was working at a drive-thru last month when two masked men entered the store in downtown St. Louis around noon and ordered everyone to get […]

Starbucks, Coke Boycotts Over Gaza War Drive Success For Regional Rivals

This trend is spreading not only in parts of the Middle East but also beyond. Since the Israeli-Hamas war began in October, Nayela Ahmed, a 19-year-old mass communications student living in Cairo, has stopped going to her local Starbucks. The American coffee chain is on several consumer boycott lists circulating on Egyptian social media. “Me […]


Sign up to stay informed to breaking news