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  • Selling sand on the beach? Colombia, the land of coffee, gets its first Starbucks! 6 days ago

    Bogota: US chain Starbucks Wednesday opened its first cafe in Colombia -- a world famous coffee exporter -- apparently unafraid it will be like selling sand at the beach. To gear up for a soft landing, the US company teamed up with local company Nutresa, and picked a location in Bogota's...
  • This is awesome! Starbucks to provide free college education to thousands of its workers June 16, 2014

    In a move that will definitely improve the lives of its employees, US coffee chain Starbucks will provide a free college education to thousands of its workers through an arrangement with the Arizona State University, the New York Times reported adding that the company and the university will announce this...
  • EU investigates tax rulings on Apple, Starbucks, Fiat June 12, 2014

    London: The European Commission raised pressure on Ireland, the Netherlands and Luxembourg over their corporate tax practices, saying it was investigating deals the countries have cut with Apple, Starbucks and Fiat. The EU is looking at whether the countries' tax treatment of multinationals, which help to attract investment and jobs that...
  • It took a Texas man five days to polish off the most expensive drinks produced at Starbucks that had 60 espresso shots May 30, 2014

    It took a Texas man five days to polish off what has been hailed as one of the most expensive drinks produced at Starbucks, a several-thousand calorie frozen concoction that included 60 shots of espresso and was topped with whipped cream. "It was delicious, very strong, very sweet," Andrew Chifari said...
  • Starbucks to sell new drink 'Oprah Chai' from April 29 March 20, 2014

    Starbucks turned its shareholders meeting into an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show on Wednesday. The celebrity talk show host appeared on stage to announce a drink called the Oprah Chai that will be sold at Starbucks cafes starting April 29. The drink will also be available at the small chain...
  • Starbucks says India operations fastest growing in its history March 20, 2014

    With 40 stores in 17 months of its operations, India is the fastest growing market in the history of the Seattle-based iconic American coffee chain Starbucks, according to a company statement. The US-based coffee chain, which had sewed up an equal joint venture with Tata Global Beverages, opened its first outlet...
  • Soon, you can have a cup of 'Oprah Chai,' a tea-based drink created by Oprah Winfrey, at a Starbucks March 20, 2014

    Starbucks Corp will add a celebrity blend to its big tea push when it debuts 'Oprah Chai,' a tea-based drink created by media mogul Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey and Starbucks' chief Howard Schultz clinked tea cups on Wednesday at the company's annual meeting as they announced the new brew, which will go...
  • Revealed: Comedy Central's Nathan Fielder is the owner of 'Dumb' Starbucks February 11, 2014

    'Dumb' Starbucks, a coffee shop that opened in a Los Angeles neighbourhood recently, has created quite the buzz. Does it have anything to do with Starbucks? Who is the owner? Is it a spoof coffee shop mocking Starbucks? And so on...people have so many questions ever since the coffee shop...
  • Why is everyone talking about the 'Dumb Starbucks' coffee shop? February 10, 2014

    A mysterious new coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks that looks identical to a regular Starbucks has opened up in Los Feliz, neighbourhood of Los Angeles. The menu, the cups, and the logo of the coffee shop look identical to Starbucks, which apparently has nothing to do with the 'dumb' coffee...
  • Starbucks taking Indian coffee to its outlets across globe November 22, 2013

    Opening its first store in south India in Bangalore, American coffee giant Starbucks on Friday said it is taking the Indian grown coffee to its 19,000 stores across the world. "In India, the coffee (that) farmers grow. we not only sell the coffee in our stores here in India, but also...
  • Ratan Tata's grace and wisdom moved me: Starbucks CEO November 19, 2013

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has voiced his admiration for industrialist Ratan Tata's "grace" and wisdom, saying he was moved by the business icon's words during the launch of the coffee chain's flagship store in Mumbai in year 2012. "At the celebratory dinner the night of the Mumbai (store's) opening, Ratan Tata...
  • Akon's new single 'So Blue' out November 18, 2013

    Los Angeles: International R&B singer Akon's new single "So blue" has been released. The new track is co-written by Claude Kelly and co-produced by Jerry Duplessis. Its Robby Starbuck-directed video features actors Tommy Lister and Rose Rollins alongside Akon, read a statement from Universal Music that has released the single. "So blue"...
  • Mistry wants more women at leadership roles in Tata group June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Stressing on the importance of harnessing talent of women workers, Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry has batted for the fairer gender taking up more leadership roles in the over USD 100 billion salt-to-software conglomerate. In his first address to shareholders as the Chairman of Tata Global Beverages Ltd (TGBL),...
  • Starbucks to open outlets in more Indian cities April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Encouraged by the "tremendous response", Starbucks Coffee is planning to expand to more locations to tap the full potential of the vast Indian market where the coffee shop industry is growing at a fast clip. "Till now, we have had a tremendous response to all our outlets in Mumbai...
  • Long queues, but smiles welcome Starbucks to the heart of Delhi February 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Starbucks made quite a dramatic entry in the heart of the capital. With queues running up to quite a few hundred metres, the zeal for the world's most popular coffee never seemed to fade off their faces. However, keeping the Dilliwaalas happy as they stood waiting, the Starbucks staff...
  • See India among top 5 global markets: Starbucks February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: US-based coffee chain Starbucks on Wednesday said India will become one of its top five global markets in the long-term and will continue to expand aggressively here. The company, which has missed its target of opening 50 outlets in the country by 2012 at an investment of Rs...
  • Delhi gets its first Starbucks at the IGI Airport January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Tata Starbucks Limited, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company and Tata Global Beverages Limited, has announced the opening of its first stores at Terminal 3 of New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI). Located in Domestic Terminal's Gate 27 and International Terminal's Gate 15, the stores...
  • Chelsea players mobbed at Japanese Starbucks December 11, 2012

    Yokohama, Japan: Millionaire Chelsea players Petr Cech and Paulo Ferreira popped into a Starbucks for coffee after training at the Club World Cup in Japan on Tuesday and were mobbed as they waited in line. Defender Ferreira purchased a 'Yokohama Starbucks' coffee mug as a souvenir but goalkeeper Cech opted to...
  • Google, Amazon to face UK lawmakers over tax November 12, 2012

    London: UK lawmakers will quiz executives of Starbucks, Google and Amazon on Monday about how they have managed to pay only small amounts of tax in Britain while racking up billions of dollars worth of sales here. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which is charged with monitoring government financial affairs, has...
  • New York Mayor, Starbucks CEO endorse Obama November 2, 2012

    Washington: In a surprise development, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has endorsed US President Barack Obama who is seeking re-election. Obama is pitched against Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, for the November 6 elections; which according to political analysts is a very close race. In such a scenario an endorsement...
  • Starbucks opens first India store in Mumbai October 19, 2012

    Mumbai: Starbucks inaugurated its first store in India on Friday in a historic building in southern Mumbai as the Seattle-based coffee giant seeks growth in a market long associated with tea drinkers. "It is perhaps the most elegant, beautiful, dynamic store we've opened in our history," chief executive Howard Schultz said...
  • Starbucks to open first India store by October end September 28, 2012

    Mumbai: Starbucks Corp will open its first coffee shop in India by the end of October, 2012, John Culver, President, China and Asia Pacific, said on Friday, in the latest delay to a much-hampered entry into the country. Starbucks had initially planned to have its first cafes in India open by...
  • Wal-Mart, others seek US govt help on India plans July 29, 2012

    Washington: Amid growing political opposition in India for easing of foreign investment norms in retail and other sectors, US-based companies like Wal-Mart and Prudential Financial are lobbying hard with their own lawmakers in Washington to garner support for their Indian business expansion plans. As per their latest lobbying disclosure reports filed...
  • China: Starbucks admits to using dye from bugs April 23, 2012

    Beijing: US cafe giant Starbucks' Chinese subsidiary has admitted that it used a bug-based red dye in a few food products in their cafes in China, days after announcing plans to stop using the insect extract following an online campaign. The world's largest coffee-shop chain had said earlier this week that...
  • Four big corporate moves to watch January 10, 2012

    1. The New Brew in Town For those who take their cup of caffeine seriously, there's good news. Starbucks, the world's biggest coffee brand, is likely to make its Indian debut in the first half of 2012. A formal announcement of their retail JV with Tata Coffee is likely next month...
  • Starbucks lobbies with US govt for India entry October 12, 2011

    New Delhi: American coffee retail giant Starbucks is lobbying hard with lawmakers and government officials in the US to facilitate its entry into the highly lucrative Indian market. Starbucks, which runs the world's largest coffee shop chain and enjoys cult status among coffee lovers, has been trying to enter India for...
  • India to get Starbucks, but no dates yet May 14, 2011

    Earlier we had reported that Starbucks is finally arriving in India. The Twitter handle which had sent the following tweet (Starbucks_India), "Its great to finally be in India! Looking forward to serving some good old #Starbucks coffee. You a fan?" has now been removed. We regret the error and apologise...
  • Critics' Choice Awards: Top trending story today January 15, 2011

    Critics Choice Awards Music maestro AR Rahman won the Best Original Song award at the 16th Critics' Choice Movie awards. The 45-year-old music mogul won the award for the song "If I Rise" for Danny Boyle's film "127 Hours", a collaboration between Rahman and pop star Dido. The Critics' Choice Movie Awards...
  • New Zodiac Ophiuchus: Top trending story today January 14, 2011

    New Zodiac Ophiuchus If the star doctors are to be believed, there is a new Zodiac sign jostling for space with its 12 more popular brothers in the astrological chart. Say hello to Ophiuchus, Zodiac No. 13. Ophiuchus is a rarely used astrological sign that is not included in most versions of...
  • Starbucks coffee chain may come to India January 13, 2011

    Mumbai: Starbucks Corp, the world's largest coffee chain, has signed a pact with India's Tata Coffee Ltd to explore the possibility of opening retail stores in India, the two companies said in a statement. The agreement, which also allows Starbucks to source beans from Tata's plant in southern India, will be...