After being told that one of his products infringed on a Starbucks trademark, brewpub owner Jeff Britton wrote the coffee company a check.
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December 30, 2013 After a small brewery owner got a letter from a law firm representing Starbucks, he saw a chance to draw distinctions between the two businesses — and to be funny.
I tried to spell out "HELP" with syrup in the little squares, but there aren't enough pixels.
November 4, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try two pumpkin spice flavors. We sample the new Eggo Pumpkin Spice Waffle, and cleanse our palates with the classic Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.
A pot of tea sits at the newly opened Teavana tea bar in New York City.
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November 1, 2013 The company recently bought the Teavana chain and has opened its first tea bar in New York City. Some say the beverage giant's move into tea could hurt small tea shops; others say they'll be in a good position to compete the way independent coffee shops compete with Starbucks.
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A Starbucks customer — gun on his hip and drink in his hand — watches a rally by gun control advocates, in Seattle in 2010.
September 18, 2013 The coffee giant has been wrongly portrayed, it says, as being a champion of "open carry" laws. Now it's asking customers not to bring weapons to its shops.
Don't sit down here and have a smoke with your coffee, Starbucks says.
May 31, 2013 The coffee chain says it will enforce its no-smoking rule at its outdoor seating areas and within 25 feet of store entrances. So, no coffee and a smoke for those who enjoy them together. Have smoking bans gone too far or not far enough?
April 19, 2012 Under pressure from vegetarians and vegans, Starbucks plans to stop using a red dye made from crushed bugs called cochineal in some strawberry drinks and rosy-hued baked goods by the end of June.
In India, Starbucks will have to compete with this locally-owned coffee chain, Cafe Coffee Day.
January 31, 2012 Starbucks has announced it's barreling into India with plans to open 50 stores before the end of the year. That's just one of several new strategies — from a new coffee product to serving alcohol at some of its U.S. stores — to get bigger and more profitable.
January 18, 2011 Is this a great step in iced drink history, a sign that things have gone too far or just a way to sell more coffee?
August 16, 2010 A woman gets thrown of a Starbucks for refusing to use the secret Starbucks language. Did she go too far?
July 23, 2008 As Starbucks announces its closing 600 stores across the United States, we take a moment to talk about who's happy about it and who's opening up a local chapter of "Save our Starbucks."
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April 24, 2008 The latest corporate suggestion box.
September 26, 2007 Coffee as Lifestyle, and Lifesaver...
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