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This Twitter trend garnered many responses.(Twitter)

What did your Starbucks barista name you? Tweeple’s responses are hilarious

By Sanya Budhiraja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 05:03 PM IST
This new Twitter trend is a giggle fest.
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Working out at a gym in Mumbai.(Shutterstock)
Working out at a gym in Mumbai.(Shutterstock)

Interview: Michiel Baas, author of Muscular India

By Asad Ali | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 05:49 PM IST
The author talks about his book Muscular India, which explores India’s ecosystem of gym trainers and body builders, and looks at how caste and class play out within and outside the gym
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Some of the companies will pause ads just on Facebook, while others will refrain from advertising more broadly on social media.(Bloomberg)
Some of the companies will pause ads just on Facebook, while others will refrain from advertising more broadly on social media.(Bloomberg)

Starbucks latest to say it will pause social media ads on Facebook

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 07:50 AM IST
Starbucks said on Sunday that its actions were not part of the “#StopHateforProfit” campaign, but that it is pausing its social ads while talking with civil rights organisations and its media partners about how to stop hate speech online.
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Lockdown yearnings: Oh, for some(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Lockdown yearnings: Oh, for some(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Lockdown Diaries: Longing for company by Aseem Chhabra

By Aseem Chhabra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 01:36 PM IST
How will we face the world again, sit fearlessly in large movie theatres and restaurants, and walk amid crowds?
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Starbucks’ earnings rose 16% to $886 million in the fiscal first quarter.(Bloomberg Photo)
Starbucks’ earnings rose 16% to $886 million in the fiscal first quarter.(Bloomberg Photo)

Starbucks’ results top estimates but coronavirus slows sales

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 06:12 AM IST
China’s 4,292 Starbucks stores brought in 10% of the company’s revenue during the October-December period, so the closure will affect earnings, the company said. But it’s not yet clear how much of an impact there will be. Starbucks had expected full-year revenue growth in the 6% to 8% range and same-store sales growth of 3% to 4%.
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Starbucks plans to open or remodel 85 stores by 2025 in rural and urban communities across the US.(Reuters File Photo)
Starbucks plans to open or remodel 85 stores by 2025 in rural and urban communities across the US.(Reuters File Photo)

‘Not charity, defying stereotypes’: Starbucks, home of $4 latte, moving to poor areas

By Associated Press | Detroit
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 06:55 AM IST
Starbucks said most of the 85 shops will be new, while some will be existing stores that have been remodeled. The company will consider various factors, including youth unemployment rates and low household income, in deciding where to build them, and will give priority to economically distressed areas.
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Starbucks Corp. says new beverages and more efficient stores are drawing in more U.S. and Chinese customers(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
Starbucks Corp. says new beverages and more efficient stores are drawing in more U.S. and Chinese customers(BLOOMBERG NEWS)

New drinks help Starbucks pull in more US, Chinese customers

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 06:45 PM IST
The company rolled out popular new drinks, like nitro cold brew and pumpkin cream cold brew, to all U.S. stores in its fiscal fourth quarter. In China, where mobile orders and delivery now make up 10% of its business, it opened new express stores to speed orders.
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(Aarti Sethi)
(Aarti Sethi)

Three girls and a Mongolian hot-pot

By Aarti Sethi | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2019 12:45 AM IST
Anecdotes from a girls’ trip to the steppes of Asia, which promised adventure and delivered surprises
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Want to educate Indian market on specialty coffee: Sherri Johns, international coffee expert.(Unsplash)
Want to educate Indian market on specialty coffee: Sherri Johns, international coffee expert.(Unsplash)

Want to educate Indian market on specialty coffee: Sherri Johns, coffee specialist

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 10:10 AM IST
Johns is head judge and mentor at Araku Coffee. A luxury coffee brand, with a group of international experts, ARAKU finds its origins in Andhra Pradesh’s Araku Valley, where it is grown by the tribals of the Eastern Ghats.
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Howard Schultz had paused his political efforts earlier this summer over health issues amid a series of back surgeries.(Reuters photo)
Howard Schultz had paused his political efforts earlier this summer over health issues amid a series of back surgeries.(Reuters photo)

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz abandons US presidency run

By Reuters | Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 11:18 AM IST
The Washington Post reported former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s withdrawal from the US presidential race earlier on Friday.
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Café Coffee Day, the main srival of Starbucks in India, was founded by
Café Coffee Day, the main srival of Starbucks in India, was founded by

Café Coffee Day founder goes missing: Here’s his full letter

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 12:22 PM IST
Café Coffee Day, the main srival of Starbucks in India, was founded by VG Siddhartha in 1993. It has over 1500 cafes across India, the first outlet was opened in Bengaluru.
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Siddhartha’s driver told police that he asked him to drop him off near the Netravathi bridge in Mangaluru for a walk. When he didn’t come back after an hour the driver contacted police.(AFP)
Siddhartha’s driver told police that he asked him to drop him off near the Netravathi bridge in Mangaluru for a walk. When he didn’t come back after an hour the driver contacted police.(AFP)

Cafe Coffee Day shares drop 20% after founder VG Siddhartha goes missing

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 10:43 AM IST
Siddhartha’s driver told police that he asked him to drop him off near the Netravathi bridge in Mangaluru for a walk. When he didn’t come back after an hour the driver contacted police.
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26 September 2015, New Delhi: VG Siddhartha chairman of Coffee Day Enterprises that runs Cafe Coffee Day outlets.(Mint photo)
26 September 2015, New Delhi: VG Siddhartha chairman of Coffee Day Enterprises that runs Cafe Coffee Day outlets.(Mint photo)

VG Siddhartha founded Starbucks’s Indian rival with 1,500 outlets

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 10:46 AM IST
V. G. Siddhartha asked his driver to stop his car, before going for a walk near the Southern Indian city of Mangaluru, local police official Jayant Kumar said by phone. The driver informed police when Siddhartha didn’t return after an hour.
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Starbucks Corp apologised after an employee at one of its stores in Arizona asked six police officers to leave or move out of a customer’s line of sight.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
Starbucks Corp apologised after an employee at one of its stores in Arizona asked six police officers to leave or move out of a customer’s line of sight.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)

Starbucks apologises to police after six officers were asked to leave Arizona store

By Reuters | Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 11:15 AM IST
The officers had visited the store on July 4 and had paid for the drinks, before one company employee approached them about a customer not feeling safe because of the police presence, the Tempe Officers Association said on Twitter.
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Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week
Here’s what to watch, tap, follow this week

Watch Sophie Turner blaming the GoT Starbucks cup on Dany on this week’s Brunch WTF

By Team HT Brunch | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 11:16 PM IST
Curating the best of the Internet for your Sunday viewing benefits
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Game of Thrones fans have spotted water bottles in the series finale, and they can’t believe it.
Game of Thrones fans have spotted water bottles in the series finale, and they can’t believe it.

Game of Thrones fans spot stray water bottles in final episode, can’t believe it happened again: ‘Even lords need to stay hydrated’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 01:37 PM IST
Poor writing and unsatisfactory character arcs aside, Game of Thrones’ final season is being done in by trash. Fans have spotted stray water bottles in couple of shots in the series finale.
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Shazam! The coffee cup has been digitally removed from Game of Thrones’ latest episode.
Shazam! The coffee cup has been digitally removed from Game of Thrones’ latest episode.

HBO quietly removes Starbucks cup from Game of Thrones episode, but Hotstar still has it

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2019 08:35 PM IST
HBO has digitally removed the stray coffee cup that attracted fans’ attention in the latest episode of Game of Thrones, but the Indian streaming partner Hotstar still appears to be carrying the original cut of the episode.
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No one noticed the stray coffee cup in the latest episode of Game of Thrones.
No one noticed the stray coffee cup in the latest episode of Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones fans spot Starbucks cup in episode 4, ‘Was it too dark to notice?’ asks Twitter

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 12:15 AM IST
There’s a Starbucks cup in Winterfell, and Game of Thrones fans can’t believe how no one noticed. See reactions.
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Representative Image(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representative Image(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Businessman’s pistol ‘accidentally’ goes off at Starbucks in CP

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 08:24 AM IST
Although there were around a dozen customers and staffers on the first floor of the coffee shop at that time, no one was hurt as the bullet hit one of the tables, police said.
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Former Starbucks CEO and Chairman Howard Schultz. Howard Schultz is considering an independent run for the White House.(AP File Photo)
Former Starbucks CEO and Chairman Howard Schultz. Howard Schultz is considering an independent run for the White House.(AP File Photo)

Starbucks ‘dragged into’ presidential race as Howard Schultz considers run

By Craig Giammona | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 07:56 AM IST
With critics on both sides, Starbucks faces a challenge if its longtime leader Howard Schultz gets into the 2020 race.
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A waitress prepares a beverage at a branch of Starbucks coffee in Tokyo, Japan on August 13, 2018.(Reuters)
A waitress prepares a beverage at a branch of Starbucks coffee in Tokyo, Japan on August 13, 2018.(Reuters)

Starbucks to ban porn on free Wi-Fi in US

By Indo Asian News Service | Washington
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2018 10:50 AM IST
Starbucks has been under pressure from a Virginia-based non-profit, Enough is Enough, to filter pornography in its stores.
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As students turn social media influencers, faculty raise concerns

By Aishwarya Iyer | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2018 06:58 PM IST
Unlike offline campaigns, college administration has no way of supervising content, brand selection or promotional activity; time spent on campaigns is a concern too.
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Chandigarh becomes the eighth city for the global coffee chain in India.(HT File)
Chandigarh becomes the eighth city for the global coffee chain in India.(HT File)

Starbucks brews in Chandigarh with launch at Elante Mall

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 12:48 PM IST
The first Starbucks store in the city at Elante Mall will welcome its customers on October 19, 2018.
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Traditional straws are being replaced with biodegradable and eco-friendly alternatives that don’t harm the environment.(Shutterstock)
Traditional straws are being replaced with biodegradable and eco-friendly alternatives that don’t harm the environment.(Shutterstock)

Plastic straws are passé, here are promising new-age alternatives to it

By Eliza Haverstock, Bloomberg | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 09:37 AM IST
Plastic straws are being phased out by larger F&B companies to make way for more eco-friendly alternatives. We give you a low-down on the most promising options that you are likely to see in the near future.
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Zara’s move into a 111-­year-­old building at Flora Fountain reflects the global retail trend of high-­end labels opting for the snob appeal of a standalone store in a premium property.(HT File Photo)
Zara’s move into a 111-­year-­old building at Flora Fountain reflects the global retail trend of high-­end labels opting for the snob appeal of a standalone store in a premium property.(HT File Photo)

Past perfect: Why luxury brands are investing heavily in heritage

By Nolan Lewis | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 08:36 PM IST
Restoration and maintenance aren’t easy, but this segment of real-estate offers vintage charm, spacious premises and an exclusivity that complements brand identities.
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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the coffee company's annual shareholders meeting in Seattle in March 2015. Starbucks Corp. says Schultz is stepping down as executive chairman later this month of the coffee chain he joined more than 30 years ago.(AP File Photo)
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the coffee company's annual shareholders meeting in Seattle in March 2015. Starbucks Corp. says Schultz is stepping down as executive chairman later this month of the coffee chain he joined more than 30 years ago.(AP File Photo)

Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz steps down, fuels speculation of US presidential bid in 2020

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 06:13 PM IST
Schultz calls himself a lifelong Democrat and donated to the campaign of Hillary Clinton, and has been a strident critic of President Donald Trump.
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This Sunday, May 27, 2018, photo shows a sign displayed at a Starbucks cafe in Portland, Maine, reminding customers that the store will be closed Tuesday for training. (AP Photo/Scott Mayerowitz)(AP)
This Sunday, May 27, 2018, photo shows a sign displayed at a Starbucks cafe in Portland, Maine, reminding customers that the store will be closed Tuesday for training. (AP Photo/Scott Mayerowitz)(AP)

Starbucks to close over 8,000 outlets for anti-bias training

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2018 02:09 PM IST
In the Starbucks Philadelphia incident, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were asked to leave after one was denied access to the bathroom in the cafe.
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Starbucks said Nestle will also obtain the rights to sell packaged coffee products under brands including Seattle’s Best Coffee, Starbucks VIA and Torrefazione Italia.(REUTERS File Photo)
Starbucks said Nestle will also obtain the rights to sell packaged coffee products under brands including Seattle’s Best Coffee, Starbucks VIA and Torrefazione Italia.(REUTERS File Photo)

Nestle pays $7.15 billion to sell coffee with Starbucks brand

By Corinne Gretler | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 05:15 PM IST
While Starbucks holds the crown in the $13.8 billion US coffee market, Nescafe and Nespresso hold the top ranks globally.
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Police officers monitor activity outside as protestors demonstrate inside a Center City Starbucks, where two black men were arrested, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US, on April 16, 2018.(Reuters)
Police officers monitor activity outside as protestors demonstrate inside a Center City Starbucks, where two black men were arrested, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US, on April 16, 2018.(Reuters)

Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for racial tolerance training

By HT Correspondent | Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 12:06 PM IST
The announcement from world’s biggest coffee company comes as it tries to cool tensions after the Philadelphia incident last week sparked accusations of racial profiling at the chain, which is the subject of a boycott campaign on social media.
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Starbucks in Philadelphia, the USA, on Monday. The episode highlights the risks large corporations run when they tie their brands so closely to social messaging.(Reuters Photo)
Starbucks in Philadelphia, the USA, on Monday. The episode highlights the risks large corporations run when they tie their brands so closely to social messaging.(Reuters Photo)

Starbucks faces image crisis after arrest of two black men

By HT Correspondent | Associated Press, New York
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 02:27 PM IST
Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking its employees to write the words Race Together on coffee cups.
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