Friday, December 7, 2012
In partnership with Gilt, Starbucks is now offering 5,000 specialized rewards cards, etched in steel, for $450 each.
For residents in the Commonwealth who prefer Starbucks coffee above all other blends, a new offer for a holiday gift idea is now on the table. Starbucks announced this week that it has made available a limited-edition super premium rewards card for My Starbucks Rewards members, one that is etched in steel. Unlike the shop's traditional rewards card that enables users to buy various products, the new card, which costs $50 to make, would be loaded with $400, according to USAToday. Interested members can choose to buy one of the 5,000 available cards on gilt.com/starbucksultimate. The cards will automatically be enrolled in the "gold tier" of Starbucks' loyalty rewards program, according to a Mashable.com report. That will allow consumers …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A US Court of Appeals panel upheld a lower court ruling saying that a company policy violated state laws.
Starbucks owes baristas across Massachusetts more than $14 million for “violating state laws preventing supervisors from sharing in tips pools,” reported The Boston Globe. A US Court of Appeals panel upheld a lower court ruling on the issue in which “Starbucks baristas challenged the Seattle coffee chain’s practice of requiring them to share tips with shift supervisors, according to a class-action lawsuit filed in 2008,” reported The Globe. The ruling reportedly affects about 11,000 baristas who worked in Starbucks between 2005 and 2001.
Friday, October 12, 2012
The recall is because of potentially-contaminated peanut butter sold in Starbucks Protein Bistro Boxes.
Starbucks Protein Bistro Boxes are being recalled because of possible Salmonella contamination. Flying Food Group is voluntarily recalling Starbucks brand Protein Bistro Box with Enjoy By dates 8/10/12 to 10/6/12, which includes Justin’s Nut Butter 0.5-ounce single-serve Honey Peanut Butter squeeze packs. According to the FDA, The recalled peanut butter squeeze packs contained in the Protein Bistro Boxes have the following Best By dates: 7/14/13, 7/26/13, 7/27/13, 7/28/13, 7/29/13, 8/9/23, 8/10/13, 8/13/13, 8/14/13, 8/15/13, 8/26/13, 8/27/13, 8/28/13, 8/29/13, or 8/30/13. Peanuts associated with the Sunland, Inc. recall were used in the production of certain lots of Justin's Honey Peanut Butter squeeze pack product and have the potential …