Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Would you pay $1 for the reusable plastic cup now available at St. Louis area Starbucks coffee shops?
In an effort to lesson the load of trash from disposable cups, Starbucks is now offering a new reusable tumbler. Good idea right? The Seattle-based coffee company is now selling the plastic cups for $1 at St. Louis coffee shops, including those in Ladue and Olivette. The cups bear the Starbucks logo and resembling the paper cups. Starbucks is also offering a ten cents discount for each refill. According to USA Today, the $1 tumbler is reportedly the latest effort to address criticism and reduce the amount of disposable items that clutter landfills or end up as litter. Prior to the reusable tumbler, Starbucks already offered a 10-cent discount to customers who brought in a reusable mug. The company's goal is reportedly to serve 5 percent…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The coffee company reportedly plans to add at least 1,500 cafes in the U.S. over the next five years.
The Associated Press is reporting Wednesday that the world’s largest coffee company plans to add at least 1,500 cafes in the U.S. over the next five years. The report indicates that Starbucks would have more than 20,000 cafes by 2014, up from its current count of about 18,000. Currently, there is only one Starbucks in Ladue or Frontenac, located at the Village at Schneithorst's. The AP is also reporting the Seattle-based company also plans to move from its current Tazo tea and begin serving Teavana, which it announced it would acquire last month. What do you think? Do you welcome more Starbucks? Are you happy to see the company grow, or are there enough Starbucks already? Tell us in the comments below.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
More than 7,000 Starbucks Coffee cafes, such as the ones in Ladue and Olivette are supporting an initiative with the Opportunity Finance Network to provide financing to community businesses, just in time for Fourth of July.
How much more patriotic can coffee lovers get for Independence Day observations than to brew up a new Starbucks Coffee blend appropriately named "Indivisible?" It's all about "Americans Helping Americans Create Jobs," indicates the Starbucks information about the new coffee line, while citing that more than 8 percent of the U.S. labor force is unemployed. Economists have predicted current economic conditions will stretch into the longest period of U.S. unemployment in the last 70-plus years. Starbucks teamed with Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), a group of community lending institutions established to provide financing to community businesses—especially those serving low-income, low-wealth and disadvantaged communities. Customer …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Here are a few ways to prepare yourself and your child for the new school year.
When the alarm went off at 6:30 a.m., I cringed at the thought that this would be my fall schedule. As the mom of a new kindergartener and a new preschooler, I quickly realized this would be my new morning routine. Gone were the days of sleeping and staying in our pajamas and snuggling. The reality set in that in order to combat problems in the morning, I would need to get organized. I spoke with my mom friends to find out what works for them and see if I could incorporate it into our new routine. I have a preschooler and a kindergartener who both must be dropped off at two different schools with start times that are within 10 minutes of each other. This tends to be a common problem for many families and requires a methodical plan. Back …