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Starbucks: How Ethical Behavior Can Boost Business

Starbucks: How Ethical Behavior Can Boost Business | Starbucks. | Scoop.it
Starbucks is considered one of the world’s most ethical companies (Smith, 2012).  Starbucks makes conscious efforts to be a responsible company and conduct business in an ethical manner.  It prides...
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Starbucks Fights Back Against A Growing Number Of Competitors

Starbucks Fights Back Against A Growing Number Of Competitors | Starbucks. | Scoop.it
We will begin our examination of Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) with a look at the challenges facing coffee retailers, and what SBUX has done to overcome them.SupplyThere is virtually no barrier to entry for coffee retailers.
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Competitive environment : Starbucks v. McDonalds, Panera and Dunkin' Donuts

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Starbucks spends more on health care than coffee - Jun. 7, 2010

Starbucks spends more on health care than coffee - Jun. 7, 2010 | Starbucks. | Scoop.it
Howard Schultz talks about turning Starbucks around, providing benefits, and why a store will never kick out a paying customer.
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Political/Legal environment - health insurance for employees

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CSR and Starbucks - Meet their Chief Community Officer

An interesting, though obviously positive perspective here on Starbucks' approach to corporate social responsibility in urban America. CEO Howard Schultz also features - as you might expect..

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19 countries contribute to a cup of coffee from Starbucks...

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How much caffeine is too much? The Starbucks coffee with 'three quarters of the safe daily dose' in one cup

How much caffeine is too much? The Starbucks coffee with 'three quarters of the safe daily dose' in one cup | Starbucks. | Scoop.it
The 16oz 'Grande' coffee contains 330mg of caffeine, claims a report. Scientists in Canada stress the recommended daily limit for the average person is 400mg.
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Starbucks, in a Recession Risk, Raises Some Prices - NYTimes.com

Starbucks, in a Recession Risk, Raises Some Prices - NYTimes.com | Starbucks. | Scoop.it
During the recession, the company makes a move that could indicate it is conceding certain customers to rivals like McDonald’s.
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Economic environment - Starbucks raise prices in a recession to still be profitable

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Costa Coffee sales up 7% as Starbucks boycott against off-shore tax arrangements boosts trade

Costa Coffee sales up 7% as Starbucks boycott against off-shore tax arrangements boosts trade | Starbucks. | Scoop.it
Costa's strong performance came as it emerged that Starbucks paid just £8.6 million in corporation tax in 14 years of trading in Britain and nothing in the last three years.
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Starbucks Employment by Starbucks Starbucks

Starbucks Employment  by Starbucks Starbucks | Starbucks. | Scoop.it
Do you have scintillating dreams of becoming a coffee master and knowing everything there is to know about coffee and its different varieties, qualities, roasts and brewing techniques?
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Starbucks' Big Expansion Plans: Yes, There's Still Room for It to Grow - DailyFinance

Starbucks' Big Expansion Plans: Yes, There's Still Room for It to Grow - DailyFinance | Starbucks. | Scoop.it
It may feel like Starbucks shops are everywhere, but apparently there's still plenty of real estate left to conquer. Over the next five years, it will add 3,000 stores in the Americas, 1,500 of them in the U.S.
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Even more Starbucks stores?

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Starbucks sees 10% rise in profit

Starbucks sees 10% rise in profit | Starbucks. | Scoop.it
US coffee chain Starbucks posts a 10% rise in net profits for the three months to 1 January 2012, benefiting from new stores and new products.
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January 2012 - Profits rise due to expanding product range and opening new stores.

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Starbucks & Its Use of Technology

Starbucks & Its Use of Technology | Starbucks. | Scoop.it
From the Midwest to the Middle East, Starbucks is one of the most widely recognized names in coffee. The company began as a single store in Seattle's Pike Place Market in 1971 before going global in ...
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Starbucks to slash paid lunch breaks and sick leave

Starbucks to slash paid lunch breaks and sick leave | Starbucks. | Scoop.it
Coffee chain sparks fresh concern over business practices amid fears low-paid staff will bear cost of potentially increased tax bill
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Corporate tax avoidance - legal, but unethical?

Global multinationals like Starbucks, Amazon and Google have faced intensive pressure in recent months for their perceived tax avoidance activities. Why has this become such a big issue?

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Starbucks’s Chief Tries to Recapture Its Heyday

Starbucks’s Chief Tries to Recapture Its Heyday | Starbucks. | Scoop.it
Howard Schultz was humbled as Starbucks closed stores in the recession. Now he is thinking more like a manager and less like an entrepreneur.
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Starbucks Motivational Principles

Starbucks Motivational Principles | Starbucks. | Scoop.it
Successful organizations have their own effective ways of employees’ motivation. One of them is Starbucks.
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Starbucks threatens Cameron after 'unfair' tax attacks - Telegraph

Starbucks threatens Cameron after 'unfair' tax attacks - Telegraph | Starbucks. | Scoop.it
Starbucks has threatened to suspend millions of pounds of investment in Britain after what it described as constant and unfair attacks over its tax affairs by David Cameron and the Government.

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Starbucks Will Close 300 More Stores - NYTimes.com

Starbucks Will Close 300 More Stores - NYTimes.com | Starbucks. | Scoop.it
Starbucks reported that its profit dropped 69 percent in its first quarter and that it planned to close more stores and cut more jobs.
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Starbucks affected by recession in 2009

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Starbucks to pay £20m in tax over next two years after customer revolt

Starbucks to pay £20m in tax over next two years after customer revolt | Starbucks. | Scoop.it
Starbucks UK says it will pay corporation tax over next two years after consumer anger comes across 'loud and clear'
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Starbucks plans to brew a stronger profit in 2013

Starbucks plans to brew a stronger profit in 2013 | Starbucks. | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks Corp. plans to accelerate growth and brew up a stronger profit in the year ahead, with CEO Howard Schultz noting that customers of all walks of life consider its drinks an "affordable luxury" even in challenging economic...
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2013 - aim to increase profit

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