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  Starbucks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Starbucks is known for its signature Frappuccino, a flavored drink of coffee, milk and sugar blended with ice.
Starbucks Entertainment is one of the producers of the 2006 film Akeelah and the Bee.
Starbucks has come to be regarded by some, particularly in the anti-globalization movement, as symbolic of the problems posed by globalization.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Starbucks   (4142 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Starbucks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Remarkably, as Starbucks has usually expanded by buying local chains, such firms' often strong similarity to Starbucks' format (often with similar circular logos) is often a sign that they, too, hope to be acquired by the company when it enters the market.
Branches of Starbucks have been attacked during protests, including those against the WTO meeting in Seattle, and the theme is picked up in fictional media: the movie Fight Club depicts anti-corporatist guerillas destroying a chain coffee house (clearly a thinly-veiled Starbucks).
There is a Starbucks Hear Music Coffeehouse in Santa Monica, California on the Third Street Promenade, and there are two locations scheduled to open in 2005: one in Miami, Florida in South Beach and one in San Antonio on the Riverwalk.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Starbucks   (2554 words)

 Starbucks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Starbucks coffee shop in Leeds, UK Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) is a giant multinational chain of gourmet coffee shops, often serving desserts and serving as a center for socializing and intellectual discussion, particularly among students and young urban professionals.
Entrepreneur Howard Schultz joined the company in 1982 and started the Il Giornale coffee bar chain in 1985, whose outlets were rebranded as Starbucks in 1987 when Il Giornale bought the existing Starbucks stores from the original owners, who held on to the Peet's chain that Starbucks had merged with a few years earlier.
Starbucks' success in the US market has not always been replicated around the world, as it has faced stiff competition in locations where existing coffee shops and restaurants already serve a variety of high-quality coffees, and from a number of retailers which emulate Starbucks' business model (often adding a local twist).
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Starbucks   (449 words)

 Starbucks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX (http://quotes.nasdaq.com/asp/SummaryQuote.asp?symbol=SBUXandselected=SBUX)) is a large multinational chain of coffee shops, often serving desserts, with a reputation in the US as a center for socializing, particularly among students and young urban professionals.
The first Starbucks was opened in Seattle in 1971 by three partners and teachers, (English), (History), and (Writer) wanting to sell high-quality coffee beans and machines, for they loved fine coffees and exotic teas, at its still-operating location across from Pike Place Market.
On May 17, 2004, Starbucks' workers at the 36th and Madison store in midtown Manhattan organized for the first Starbucks barista union in the United States of America.
www.gogog.com /project/wikipedia/index.php/Starbucks   (1498 words)

 Starbucks - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Starbucks NASDAQ: SBUX (Template:Sehk, 4337) is a large multinational chain of coffee shops, often serving pastries, with a reputation in the US as a center for socializing, particularly among students and young urban professionals.
Remarkably, as Starbucks has usually expanded by buying local chains, such firms' often strong similarity to Starbucks' format (often with similar circular logos) is sometimes a sign that they, too, hope to be acquired by the company when it enters the market.
Branches of Starbucks have been attacked during protests, including those against the WTO meeting in Seattle, and the theme is picked up in fictional media: the movie Fight Club depicts anti-corporatist guerrillas destroying a chain coffee house (clearly a thinly-veiled Starbucks).
voyager.in /Starbucks   (2717 words)

 CBLDF: News-
Starbucks is suing Dwyer for copyright and trademark infringement of its "mermaid" logo, a parody of which appeared on the cover of Dwyer's Lowest Common Denominator #0.
Finding that Starbucks was unlikely to prevail on the copyright portion of its lawsuit, Judge Chesney later ruled that Dwyer was free to display the parody on his website.
While Dwyer does not use Starbucks' name or a pun on its name in his parody, Judge Chesney did find that Dwyer's was "confusingly similar" to the mermaid logo, and that the phrase "consumer whore" could be considered offensive to some and thereby constitute a tarnishment of the Starbucks mark.
www.cbldf.org /pr/001130-starbucks.shtml   (1187 words)

 Starbucks Drinks Simplified (kinda)
Starbucks has a lot of varieties of tea: fl, green, herbal, blends, decaffeinated, you name it.
The smallest size Starbucks offers, but you'll probably only get this size if you ask for it by name; anyone asking for a "small" will get a Tall, which is the smallest size for which the prices are actually on the menu.
Introduced during late Winter 2005, when Starbucks was making a push to get more people in during dessert hours, the Chantico's failure may be due in part to its low sales during the summer months.
www.quicksilverweb.net /sbucks/sbcharts.htm   (2974 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: G.I. Joe
Starbucks wrote back telling the Marines thanks for their support in their business, but that they don't support the War and anyone in it and that they won't send them the Coffee.
However, while it is true Starbucks as a corporate entity could not have donated coffee to java-seeking Marines, it would have passed along such a request to any number of its employees who are looking for military mailing addresses to send product to, as it has already done on many occasions.
The claim that Starbucks would ever have said "they don't support the War and anyone in it" is false, in light of what various news accounts show us about the coffee retailer's attitude towards those who serve in the armed forces.
www.snopes.com /politics/military/starbucks.asp   (1541 words)

 Starbucks To Begin Sinister 'Phase Two' Of Operation | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Those living near one of the closed Starbucks outlets have reported strange glowing mists, howling and/or cowering on the part of dogs that pass by, and electromagnetic effects that cause haunting, unearthly images to appear on TV and computer screens within a one-mile radius.
No Starbucks employees were available for comment, as those not laid off in January's "loyalty-based personnel restructuring" or hospitalized in the series of freakish, company-wide milk-steamer malfunctions that severely scalded hundreds of employees, have been sent to re-training centers.
Remaining Starbucks employees earmarked for re-training are being taught revised corporate procedures alongside 15,500 new hires recently recruited from such non-traditional sources as the CIA retirement program, Internet bulletin boards frequented by former Eagle Scouts, and the employment section in the back of Soldier Of Fortune magazine.
www.theonion.com /content/node/28657   (772 words)

 Oxfam and Starbucks- Partners In Greenwashing
Starbucks executives have told the Organic Consumers Association that there are currently "insufficient quantities" of "high quality" Fair Trade and organic coffee to even brew up Fair Trade and/or organic coffee once a week as the "coffee of the day" in all of Starbucks cafes.
Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX), the Ford Foundation, Oxfam America and CEPCO (Oaxacan State Coffee Producers Network), announced today their collaboration in a unique pilot project to help small-scale Mexican coffee producers expand their access to the global marketplace and increase the availability of high quality Fair Trade certified coffee.
Starbucks and the Ford Foundation have committed a total of $250,000 to the pilot for its first year.
www.organicconsumers.org /Starbucks/0805_starbucks_greenwashing.htm   (1360 words)

 EPA-Green Power Partners
Starbucks initial climate inventory was limited to the major areas of retail, coffee roasting, administrative operations and its distribution network.
Using the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, Starbucks calculated its total GHG emissions in 2003 to be 254,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalents.
Starbucks believes it is the Company's environmental responsibility to continue to find new and innovative ways to reduce these emissions.
www.epa.gov /greenpower/partners/partners/starbucks.htm   (236 words)

 Starbucks Union | IWW Starbucks Workers Union
Starbucks' management was ready for the faceoff, which occurred during a periodic meeting of employees and managers at the giant coffee merchant's store at 2759 W. Logan Blvd., some workers reported.
Starbucks, the world's largest specialty coffee maker, often is lauded for offering generous benefits that include health insurance for part-time workers.
Workers served Starbucks management at the café, located on 2759 W Logan Blvd., with a declaration of union membership and a set of demands including a living wage, guaranteed work hours, reinstatement of IWW baristas fired for organizing activity, and respect for an independent voice on the job through union membership.
www.starbucksunion.org   (855 words)

 Boycott Israel Campaign
Starbucks will open its first two cafes in Tel Aviv during the first week of September and plans to open another three branches in the area by the end of the year with 15 more throughout Israel by the end of 2002.
Starbucks sponsers "bowl 4 israel", one of the fund raisers for Israel organised by Elie Haller.
Starbucks Chief Executive Officer Jim Donald said during a Capitol Hill press conference today in the office of U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks that his company would provide 50,000 pounds of free, whole-bean coffee that will be brewed and distributed by Red Cross workers to troops serving in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq.
www.inminds.co.uk /boycott-starbucks.html   (3441 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Politics (Starbucks)
Add this to the fact that Starbucks does tons of business in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, as well as other radical Arab countries who are working to destroy America.
Starbucks didn't remove itself from Israel because it was
Starbucks continues to perform well in Arab countries.
www.snopes.com /politics/israel/starbucks.asp   (534 words)

 Starbucks, Jim Beam brew up coffee liqueur - Food Inc. - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Starbucks plans to announce similar product deals with other companies in the next three to six months, Smith said, declining to elaborate.
Starbucks actually developed an in-house coffee liqueur a decade ago, but has been waiting for the right time, and the right partnership, to roll it out.
Starbucks launched Starbucks Ice Cream with Dreyers in 1995 and developed a bottled frappuccino drink with PepsiCo Inc. in 1996, each of which has performed well, Smith said.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/4693451   (587 words)

 Starbucks Encyclopedia Article @ ArtQuilt.com (Art Quilt)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If there is a high demand for cold drinks there may be a barista specifically for the Cold Beverage Station, otherwise a single barista handles the whole Beverage Station, with help from the Floater barista if necessary.
A grande cappuccino having two shots of espresso (2 oz) is sixteen ounces in size meaning 14 oz.
The short cappuccino has the same amount of espresso as the 12-ounce tall (1 oz.), which, according to several media accounts, leads to a bolder and better coffee taste.
www.artquilt.com /encyclopedia/Starbucks   (3337 words)

 Starbucks Gossip
It says: "An e-mail offering a free Starbucks iced coffee was distributed to a limited group of Starbucks partners (employees) in the Southeast United States on Wednesday, August 23, 2006, with instructions to forward to their group of friends and family.
Starbucks describes Coffee Conversations as an audio program that celebrates the art, science, and culture of coffee.
Starbucks plans to add as many as 250 stores in Chicago and its suburbs in the next five years.
starbucksgossip.typepad.com   (2055 words)

 brandchannel.com | Starbucks Coffee Liqueur Brand | Brand Extensions in Food and Beverage Category | brands | brand | ...
Starbucks Coffee Liqueur is the companys most recent attempt to extend the iconic brand from the strip mall to bars and kitchens everywhere.
The stars in Starbucks logo are echoed in a reverse color band around the bottom of the bottle lid.
An informal survey of Starbucks customers and liquor store managers uncovered nothing but rave reviews for the taste of the product, regardless of whether it was mixed with coffee, other drinks or on the rocks.
www.brandchannel.com /features_profile.asp?pr_id=225   (1757 words)

 Starbucks Café Estima Blend™ by Starbucks® Coffee - StarbucksStore.com
Velvety smooth and balanced with a roasty-sweet flavor this blend of coffees is a product of the relationships formed between Starbucks and the farmers who grew them.
Starbucks is committed to paying fair prices to help give farming families a better life and ensure coffee farms are protected for the future.
Starbucks and the Starbucks logo are registered trademarks of Starbucks U.S. Brands LLC under license to Starbucks.
www.starbucksstore.com /products/shprodde.asp?SKU=486884   (152 words)

 Starbucks Serves Up WiFi Access
Coffee giant Starbucks (Quote, Chart) launched a nationwide campaign to put wireless access with T1 speeds in some 1,200 of its U.S. and European stores with about 2,000 of its stores but the end of the year.
An additional 800 Starbucks locations in the U.S. are scheduled to feature the service by the end of the year.
Starbucks and T-Mobile said the issue should be resolved by the end of the week.
siliconvalley.internet.com /news/article.php/1450471   (1275 words)

 Nurse Your Baby At Starbucks
A mother was asked to breastfeed in the bathroom or cover her child with a blanket at a Maryland Starbucks store in violation of Maryland law which protects the rights of mothers to breastfeed in public.
Unfortunately, Starbucks does not have a national policy which prevents staff from asking nursing mothers to leave, cover, move, or hide in response to a customer complaint.
Instead, Starbucks' policy is that in response to a complaint about any behavior, the staff will ask the person who is being complained about to change their behavior.
www.nurseatstarbucks.org   (727 words)

 Shizzy's Mailbag
While I realize they may be considered stylish and acceptable in our Starbucks outlets, we ask that men refrain from wearing them in our corporate offices as we are trying to uphold a certain image.
Obviously, as CEO I can't just walk into a Starbucks and start firing baristas and service people because I don't like the way they look, but this girl should not be allowed near scones, if you know what I mean.
I stopped by the Starbucks on Saturday afternoon but I'm not sure she was there.
www.bobfromaccounting.com /shizzypage40.html   (2840 words)

 Wake Up & Smell The Starbucks - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When Starbucks (nasdaq: SBUX - news - people) reports fiscal third-quarter earnings on July 26, analysts hope to hear management say two things: 1) growth plans will be curbed, and 2) the company won't raise drink prices.
Although Starbucks' sales have been strong and steady--during the month of June the company reported $259 million in net revenue, a 19% increase in sales over June 2000--analysts are concerned that rising dairy costs and the economic downturn could catch up with the company, even if sales are growing now.
In the second quarter alone, Starbucks opened 138 stores in North America, 24 in the U.K., four in Australia and two in Thailand to accommodate rising sales.
www.forbes.com /2001/07/25/0725starbucks.html   (670 words)

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