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Starbucks sales disappoint

SEATTLE - Starbucks on Thursday reported higher sales for...food and tea sales boosted results. As Starbucks faces more competition from fast-food...we expected it to do," Alstead said Starbucks isn't planning a national launch in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-31/starbucks-sales-disappoint
City to fund Valencia Way extension if 'major manufacturer' builds plant in Augusta

...and create more than 360 jobs split between two phases.Sprouse said the facility would occupy about 150 acres and join the Starbucks soluble plant at the corporate park off Mike Padgett Highway.The city resolution stipulated that construction of the plant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-12-18/city-fund-v
Community assists North Augusta Optimist Club after Christmas tree theft

...fundraising event Friday morning to recoup lost proceeds. The They got Scrooged Fundraiser will be from 6 to 9 a.m. at the Starbucks on Knox Avenue in North Augusta."Through something awful, our community has come together in such a positive way," Harris...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-17/community-assists-nort
US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

...but has been off limits for so long."It is that isolation, in part, that is so appealing. There's no McDonalds, no Starbucks. Bonner said once travel opens, there will be a rush to see Cuba before its gets "Americanized.""It's almost like...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2014-12-17/us-travel-industry-carefully-
US travel industry has been quietly looking to expand into Cuba

...Cuba under a cultural exchange licenseIt is that isolation, in part, that is so appealing. There' are no McDonalds, no Starbucks. Bonner said once travel opens, there will be a rush to see Cuba before its gets "Americanized.""It's almost like...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-17/us-travel-industry-has-bee
Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:RAVE FOR THE MAN in front of me at Starbucks. I had a very hard day and he bought my cup of coffee and gave me a $15 gift certificate. I AM SICK AND TIRED of hearing about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-06/rants-raves
Starbucks clears college degree path for workers

NEW YORK - Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an...Schultz told an audience of about 340 Starbucks workers and their guests that the issue...companies why they should follow in Starbucks' footsteps."Think of the example...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-16/starbucks-clears-college-d
Starbucks adds digital tipping that lets customers give 50 cents, $1 or $2

NEW YORK - Starbucks will soon let customers leave tips with...device.After paying with the app, Starbucks says customers will be able to leave...the 7,000 of the roughly 11,000 Starbucks locations in the U.S. that are owned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-12/starbucks-adds-digital-tip
Starbucks moving closer to domestic production of VIA in south Augusta

Starbucks is closer to making instant coffee in...facility.Landing the $172 million Starbucks plant was the Deal of the Year in 2012...manufacturing facility," said Howard Schultz, Starbucks' chairman and chief executive.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-04-07/starbucks-moving-closer-domestic-pr
Starbucks facility running but not complete

Though not completed, a Starbucks Coffee Co. plant is already running in south Augusta.Starbucks officials said Thursday that about 70 employees...at the Augusta Corporate Park facility.Starbucks broke ground on the $172 million manufacturing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-01-02/starbucks-f