As SA retailers struggle, other African markets start to shine

2020-01-19 08:00

Seven of the top 30 economies whose retail sector showed considerable growth in 2019 were from Africa, however SA did not even get ranked among the 200 economies featured.

SA man beats 29 finalists to be crowned best barista in international competition

2019-11-18 13:24

Donning his South African flag with pride, Teddy Nzama has beaten 15 000 Starbucks employees to be crowned the best barista across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Starbucks reports fastest sales growth in three years

2019-07-26 20:00

Forget that hipster coffee shop: Americans are falling back in love with Starbucks.

Former Starbucks chief 'seriously thinking' of 2020 White House run

2019-01-28 20:00

Former Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz said he’s seriously thinking of running for president in 2020 as a centrist independent candidate, a prospect that’s already drawing objections from Democrats who say it may throw the election to Donald Trump.

WATCH: KFC, Nike, other top US brands sweat over next step in trade war

2018-08-20 17:13

America's China factories are feeling the strains as firms scramble for shelter from the ongoing trade war.

Starbucks employee fired after mocking stuttering customer

2018-07-06 11:40

Starbucks says an employee has been fired after reportedly mocking a customer with a stutter.

Black men arrested in Starbucks reach settlements

2018-05-03 06:35

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were arrested in Philadelphia, sparking international outrage, protests at Starbucks outlets and anguished soul-searching about America's lingering problems of racial discrimination.

Starbucks to temporarily shut 8 000-plus cafes for bias training

2018-04-18 06:30

The coffee chain is temporarily closing more than half of its US stores next month for employees to undergo racial-bias training, a response to the arrest of two black men at one of its cafes.

Taste CEO Carlo Gonzaga steps down after 18 years

2018-02-12 11:49

Taste Holdings, which owns international franchises Starbucks and Domino's Pizza, has announced the resignation of CEO Carlo Gonzaga.

Loss-making Taste Holdings to continue rolling out Starbucks stores

2017-10-12 11:21

Taste Holdings, which owns Starbucks and Domino’s Pizza, reported a loss of R65m in its interim financial results, mainly driven by a sales drop across almost all categories.


Taste share price falls on poor earnings forecast

2019-12-11 21:16

The group announced it expects to make losses for the half-year ended August 31.

Frothing mad: Starbucks becomes latest target of Hong Kong protester rage

2019-10-01 05:51

Starbucks has emerged as the latest brand to fall foul of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters after a family member of the restaurant chain that owns the local franchise spoke out against demonstrators.

Starbucks is investing in solar farms

2019-04-16 16:44

Starbucks is investing in eight solar farms in Texas.

Starbucks expands Uber delivery venture

2019-01-23 23:20

Starbucks is expanding its venture with Uber Eats, offering delivery in San Francisco followed by expansion into other major US cities, and rolling out a new test programme in London.

Starbucks, citing environment, is ditching plastic straws

2018-07-09 19:03

Starbucks is getting rid of plastic straws at its locations around the world.

Nestlé pays $7.2bn to sell coffee with Starbucks brand

2018-05-07 11:07

Nestlé and Starbucks are joining forces to rejuvenate their coffee empires.

US police chief apologises after Starbucks arrests uproar

2018-04-20 14:01

After the coffee chain moved to repair the damage to its image in the wake of a series of protests at Starbucks outlets, the city's police commissioner Richard Ross told reporters his force also needed to do better.

Starbucks faces image crisis after arrest of 2 black men; Twitter users react

2018-04-17 20:06

The company is through the looking glass, trying to tamp down a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia.

Tax on disposable coffee cups gains steam

2018-01-07 11:03

British lawmakers have called on the government to impose a charge on disposable coffee cups and set a target to recycle all of them by 2023 - or ban them altogether.

Taste could spend R328m on Starbucks expansion

2017-06-04 06:02

Taste Holdings could spend as much as R328m on building up to 41 more Starbucks shops in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town, says CEO Carlo Gonzaga.

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